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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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Mary-Sue Tobin: Coffeeshop Conversations #109 The busiest saxophonist in town

07/21/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // She was here for the first Coffeeshop Conversation. Now she's back and busier than ever. And even more fun!

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Scott and singer Shari Puorto at 2017 Waterfront Blues Festival...one of the perks of the gig for an OMN writer.

Scott Cunningham: Coffeeshop Conversations #108 - Meet OMN's Managing Director

07/13/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's also one of our writers and IT fixers. He wasn't always a music guy. The journey has been interesting.

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Curtis Salgado: Coffeeshop Conversation #107 - heart Surgery in the rear -view mirror, he returns to performing

06/29/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // After multiple bypass surgery, he takes the stage at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival!

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Steve Kerin: Coffeeshop Conversations Mini#5 - Steve & Krewe, The Blues Festival and the Louisiana Pavilion

06/26/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // At the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival Steve's Misti Krewe of Nimbus will be in charge of the Louisiana Pavilion, where you can also find he OMN booth! He's also playing in a lot of ...

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Rob Stroup: Coffeeshop Conversation #106 - Moving to New Mexico

06/22/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Why is Rob Stroup leaving Portland for New Mexico?

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Nicholas Harris: Coffeeshop Conversations #105 - Running Portland's newest club

06/15/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's the inspiration behind the Jack London Revue, the new Jazz/Soul/Funk club in the Rialto. Get the lowdown.

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Photo by Diane Russell

Duffy Bishop: Coffeeshop Conversations #104 : Busting back in town for some blazing shows

06/07/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A band reunion at Alberta Rose Theatre on June 18 and the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival among others

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Ron Rogers: Coffeeshop Conversations #103 - The Rocker abides

06/01/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // From Austin to L.A. and Herb Alpert, to Portland. Ron Rogers and the Wailing Wind is his band

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