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Don Lucoff: Coffeeshop Conversations #129 The best preview you'll ever hear of the 2018 Portland Jazz Festival

12/14/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Don Lucoff, Portland Jazz Festival Executive Artistic Director talks about EVERY PERFORMER!

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At Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2014. Photo by Kat Rose

Rae Gordon: Coffeeshop Conversations #128 A fabulous 2017!

12/07/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Blues Singer Rae Gordon won two Muddy Awards, finished 3rd in the International Blues Challenge and had a new album. 

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Michael Gibbons: Coffeshop Conversations #127 Secrets to running a music venue in a restaurant

11/30/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Why did he decide to put music in Jo Bar, a restaurant? Why is he enjoying it so much?

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Rebecca Sanborn: Coffeeshop Conversations #126 - A new baby due in January, oh and a new album

11/24/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new Swansea album might be the headline...but not with a baby due in January!

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Liv Warfield: Coffeeshop Conversations #125 / A visit to Portland and all about her new band with Heart's Nancy Wilson

11/09/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Liv Warfield and Heart's Nancy Wilson front Roadcase Royale, their new band. But there's so much more to catch up with! Post-Prince Liv has found her footing in a big way. Welcome home ...

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Robin Jackson: Coffeeshop Conversations #124 - Strolling through a drippy afternoon

11/02/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new album from the March Fourth, Vagabond Opera member who just finished five years running a musical circus for kids. 

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#MeToo Part 2: Ara Lee - "Nasty Woman," an anthem for the moment / Coffeeshop Conversations #123

10/27/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //  A song of triumph for women and a teachable moment for the men who need one.

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#MeToo Part 1: Inessa - Sexual assault in the Entertainment Industry / Coffeeshop Conversations #122

10/26/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Finding a way to talk honestly about a difficult subject.

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Marti Mendenhall: Coffeeshop Conversation #121: How do you combine food and music?

10/19/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Jazz Singer has found a way with her new radio show/podcast Sound Tasting!

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Bobby Torres: Coffeeshop Conversations #120 Playing Woodstock with Joe Cocker

10/12/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // What was it like to be onstage with Joe Cocker at Woodstock? Also tales of Billy Preston, Tom Jones, Eric Clapton's keyboardist, The Grease Band, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and the whole ...

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Dan Gaynor: Coffeeshop Conversations #119 The pianist speaks his mind

10/05/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //  Jazz pianist, clever fellow and not out for fame.

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Billy Oskay: Coffeeshop Conversations #118 Big Red Studio survives the Eagle Creek fire

09/28/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // It came within a few miles of the studio and his home. Here's the story.

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Photo by Eric Vitale

Douglas Detrick: Coffeeshop Conversations #117 Making Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble into a cultural powerhouse

09/21/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // What exactly is that music that flows from Portland Jazz Composers ensemble?

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Jennifer Batten: Best of Coffeeshop Conversastions / 58 minutes of the Batten volcano

09/14/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Legendary guitarist sits still long enough to talk about her career, including Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck, tapping, the road and everything else Batten.

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Matt Fleeger: Coffeeshop Conversations #116 Piloting a Jazz radio station into the future

09/07/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He has transformed KMHD since coming to town eight years ago.

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Alan Jones: Coffeeshop Conversations #114 - Where the drummer & teacher meet

08/24/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Known internationally for his drumming and the students who come out of his Alan Jones Academy of Music.

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Calvin Walker: Coffeeshop Conversations #113 - Tales from the Funk Trail

08/17/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon Music Hall of Famer regales, teaches, brings the funk...stories, stories, stories.

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Pablo Ojeda: Coffeeshop Conversations #112 - Latin Funk busting through again

08/10/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The bass-playing Ojeda brother talks about Sabroso and the legendary Rubberneck.

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Alex Krebs: Coffeeshop Conversations #111 - Portland's Tango King

08/03/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Tango craze has not abated. Alex is a major factor.

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Photo by Juliana Tobon.

Jay Bozich aka King Fader: Coffeeshop Conversations #110 - Portland's live audio wizzard

07/27/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The multi-talented DJ/sound wizzard, etc, etc, etc has been a behind-the-scenes star since the 90s.

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