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Ana Ammann: Publisher

Ana is a business consultant, published music journalist and advocate of women in the arts. With over 20 years of experience working with both new and established organizations in the areas of organizational development, community relations, marketing, technology development and leadership, she is responsible for growing OMN’s presence in the music community, establishing a “future proof” business infrastructure and ensuring that OMN continues to be THE source of information on all things related to music in Portland and throughout Oregon.

One of the original founding directors of Portland’s Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, today Ammann serves on the board of several arts focused non-profit organizations including Siren Nation Women’s Arts Festival, POWFest and SWAN Day/Support Women Artists Now Day.

Email her at ana@oregonmusicnews.com, and be sure to say hello if you see her out at a show!

Tom D’Antoni: Editor-In-Chief

With a career which includes network TV, newspapers, national magazines, network radio, and internet, Tom brings the experience of having interviewed thousands of musicians with him. Oregonians know him from his years as a Producer/Reporter on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat show. He wrote for the Oregonian newspaper from 1997 to 2009 and is a DJ on KMHD.

“There’s nothing else in the world I’d rather do with my life,” he said, “than bring the story of our musicians to the people who live and die by the music.”

Contact Tom at tomd@oregonmusicnews.com
Twitter: @TomDAntoni


Sunny Clark:  Features Writer, Columnist, Biographer, Project Manager

Sunny is a writer, filmmaker and history buff who has made Portland her home since 2011, joining Oregon Music News in 2012 where she enjoys all kinds of music, with a prediliction for promoting deserving talent and music education programs, along with cataloguing the artistry of the PNW Blues community for posterity. Sunny is also a serial entrepreneur, former manager of the iconic comedy improv The Second City in her native Toronto, and a distant cousin to Madonna, Beyoncé, Ryan Gosling and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Look for Sunny each summer at Waterfront Blues.

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Kevin Tomanka: Managing Photography Editor, photographer/writer

Kevin Tomanka is a native Oregonian, bass player, and photographer who has participated in the Portland music scene for more than a decade. Now he enjoys the challenge of standing behind the lens and being lucky enough to freeze moments in time and share them with other music lovers.

James Bash: Classical Editor

James has written for national magazines world-wide including  Opera America, Open Spaces, Opera, MUSO, International Arts Manager, American Record Guide, Symphony, Opera Canada, and PSU Magazine. The newspapers include Crosscut, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Oregonian, The Columbian, The Portland Tribune, The Register-Guard, and Willamette Week. James has also written a number of articles for the Oregon Arts Commission and contributed articles to the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music.James was a fellow to the 2008 NEA Journalism Institute for Classical Music and Opera. He is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Kathy.

Henry Ammann: photographer

Matthew Bernstein: writer

Matthew Bernstein is a native Oregonian, classical and jazz musician, and music lover of all genres. Matthew has been performing music throughout Portland for most of his life and his articles have been published by many different business organizations, magazines and blogs. He is a student in the Portland area.

Stephen Blackman: writer

Stephen Blackman is a business attorney as well as a jazz guitarist and vocalist. He moved to Oregon in 1973 and has been active as a performer and supporter of jazz ever since. He has recorded the Jazz Conversations for several years from the PDX Jazz Portland Jazz Festivals in February which are available on the Oregon Music News Podcast Page. He also acts as stage manager and in the production staff for several events at the Portland Jazz Festival as well as performances at various Portland venues throughout the year such as the current monthly PDX Jazz at Jimmy Mak’s and PDX Jazz at The Old Church series.

December Carson: writer

December Carson has been a writer, publicist and booking agent in Portland, Oregon for 15 years. She is currently the artistic director for the Siren Nation Women’s Arts Festival. She loves Burgerville, square dancing and the town she grew up in – Portland, Oregon.

Jon T. Cruz: photographer

Jon T. Cruz —  a.k.a Passionwulf or Wulfzombie on Myspace.

Ever since I can remember I’ve been a big fan of and have always been into music. I feel fortunate, with not being a scenester, name dropper, hipster or what some may call the in crowd I feel lucky enough to have met and hung out with some of my favorite musicians.

Bands like Motorhead, The Hangmen, Nashville Pussy, The Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, Turbonegro and My Life with Thrill Kill Kult.

As you can see my style is to capture the rawness of a band, musician or person without using Photoshop as a crutch. 1369 Photos captures life in which we see it. Capturing music and motion giving each picture life for years to come.

Scott Cunningham: writer


Andrea Janda: writer

Andrea loves the wild landscapes of nature, science, technology, music, and mind and enjoys documenting them in both word and image. She supports her music habit with freelance writing and photography as a contributor to Oregon Music News and Vortex Music Magazine. She is also a founding member and writer for the PDXX Collective, a collection of women writers she helps curate. She can be found online at littleredelf.com on  FacebookTwitter @ littleREDelf, and Instagram @littleredelf.

Holly Johnson: Musical Theatre writer

Holly Johnson has been writing about theater, including musicals, since 1977. She has also covered all the arts for newspapers in California, New York and Oregon, has written about travel and other subjects, and has free-lanced for Travel Oregon, the Oregonian, Sacramento Bee, Plaisirs de Vivre magazine and other publications.

Jason E. Kaplan: photographer

Jason E. Kaplan is a free-lance photojournalist. Based in Portland, Oregon, he is always looking for new ways to visually tell stories. You can find him online at jekphoto.com

Christa Morletti McIntyre: writer

Christa is a Portland based arts journalist, chef of sandwiches, occasional backseat canoe paddler. She's a critic at Oregon ArtsWatch and does some work for other publications. Follow her on Twitter

Jeff Melton: writer

Staff Writer for Expose Magazine since 1995. Member of gnosis ranking group:gnosis2000.net Contributor to Prog Bazaar and All About Jazz.

Noah Mickens: writer

Noah Mickens is a theatrical director, circus ringmaster, scrap metal percussionist, compere, butoh dancer, event producer, songwriter, hype machine, and bon vivant. Visit Mr. Mickens on myspace. Once labelled “the impresario of the underground”, he has founded and performed in such diverse performing troupes as Wanderlust Circus (with Nick the Creature), Bogville (with NagaSita), Societas Insomnia (with David Heifetz), The 999 Eyes of Endless Dream (with Dylan McPuke and Samantha X), and Nequaquam Vacuum (with Tyler Armstrong); as well as such one-shot productions as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (a butoh adaptation, with Mizu Desierto), Day of the Zombie (a rock opera, with Zombie Dan Abbott), and the forthcoming Queen of Knives (an opera, with Eric Stern).

As a musician, Mickens has focused on singing and on the creation of improvised music using found objects, most particularly scrap metal. In addition to his own ensemble, Nequaquam Vacuum , some of the ensembles he’s played with include Soriah, Pretty Art Narcotic, The Steve MacKay Ensemble, Danse Perdue, Z’EV, Implied Violence, Sikhara, The Hop-Frog Kollectif, Moe! Staiano’s Moe!kestra!, and Damo Suzuki’s Network.

Beginning with the independently-produced 36 Invitsibles series at The Jasmine Tree tiki lounge; his curatorial and organizational Work has included serving on the board of directors for 2Gyrlz Performative Arts and The EnterActive Language Festival; a U.S. node of the international Radon collective; creative director of Someday Lounge during its early period (and before); and in-house booker for Rotture, Branx, and The Hippodrome. He’ll take you off like a Saturday. myspace.com/noahmickens

Reuben Mosqueda: writer

Ruben Mosqueda is long-time fan of hard & heavy music. A fan of the scene for over 30 years he’s reviewed concerts, albums, & conducted interviews with acts ranging from household names to the unsigned slugging it out in the clubs. Over the years his work has been referenced on the websites; melodicrock.com, metalsludge.com, referenced in interviews & featured in print abroad in Classic Rock Magazine & Metal Hammer. Aside from his work on Oregon Music News he’s a regular contributor on sleazeroxx.com, rockconfidential.com & metaltitans.com. His interviews are featured regularly on internationally recognized sites blabbermouth.net & eddietrunk.com. Ruben also delves into the worlds of contemporary blues & alternative country music.

Estevan Muñoz: writer

Beth Olson: photographer

Beth Olson specializes in photography and design to help tell the stories of all those who reside just a little left of the beaten path through documenting their lives, their businesses and their passions. I have an intense love for nerd culture, hoppy beer and all things that help keep Portland weird.

Anthony Pidgeon: photographer


Cervante Pope: writer

Twitter @ GhettoCross

Thea Prieto: writer

Thea Prieto was immersed in California’s Bay Area music scene for seven years, working at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the Warfield Theater, the Regency Ballroom, the Fox Theater in Oakland, and the Berkeley Greek Theater, as well as Outside Lands and Treasure Island Music Festivals. She is currently earning her MFA in Creative Writing at Portland State University.

John Rudoff: photographer

Photography is a discipline that Rudoff first discovered as a teenager among the folk legends at Newport and one that he is still challenging himself to improve and refine every day. John Rudoff on Flickr.

Alaya Wyndham-Price: writer

Alaya Wyndham-Price is a Portland native and a freelance writer. In addition she enjoys the challenge of helping Oregon Music News thrive as their Director of Business Development. She works with a small sales team in Portland, OR. Besides working on local ad sales and partnership strategy, she focuses on networking and business growth and development at a larger scale, with the aim of establishing sustainable funding for our rapidly growing small business. She likes live music, live nature and live humans, especially artist interviews. Want to advertise on OMN? Heck, want to underwrite us? We are super cool! Alaya is here to help, so go ahead and reach out! alaya@oregonmusicnews.com

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