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Aaron Barnes: Making The 1905 into one of the world's best clubs. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #370

By TOM D'ANTONI // Portland Jazz club The 1905 was named by Down Beat Magazine as one of the top Jazz clubs in the world. Find out how Aaron Barnes made it that way.

You may have heard that in January, The 1905, Portland’s premier Jazz club was named by Down Beat Magazine as one of the best Jazz venues in the world.

In the world.

Not since the demise of Jimmy Mak’s have we had anything even close to what The 1905 has going for it. The top world-class musicians in an atmosphere equal to the music.

With me in the Artichoke Café today is Aaron Barnes, one of the people who made all that happen.

Was that his aim when he started? How did he manage to survive the pandemic not only intact, but flourishing.

He’s a born and bred Portlander and that makes it even sweeter.

It’s a great story. Let’s meet Aaron Barnes.


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