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Jason Fellman Marti's Music Kitchen EP34: / Stone Fruit Glazed Chicken Harefest J-Fell Presents Band Fanbase Secrets

07/16/2021 | 0 comments

By MARITI MENDENHALL // Jason Fellman owner and ambassador of Good Times at J-Fell Presents joins Marti to cook Stone Fruit Glazed Chicken    


Kris Deelane: The return of Marti's Music Kitchen!

06/25/2021 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // A big Welcome Home to Marti's Music Kitchen the Fun Music and Food Podcast, where anything can happen! She makes kale, tempeh and black bean street tacos, and a batch of out-of-this-world ...


Davell Crawford: The Piano Prince of New Orleans / audio

02/14/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI// Happy Mari Gras from OMN. Meet Davell Crawford the grandson of the man who wrote Jock-a-Mo (AKA Iko Iko). He is known as the piano prince of New Orleans. It's a Mardi Gras Day lagniapppe.


Eric Stern's Jukebox Radio Episode 9: Purple Haze on the accordion

02/07/2021 | 0 comments

by ERIC STERN / Jukebox Radio Episode 9: Purple Haze on the accordion. They said it couldn't be done. Plus a piano accordion primer.


Eric Stern Plays Sunny Side of the Street: Jukebox Radio Episode 8 / Stride piano Part 2

01/22/2021 | 0 comments

By ERIC STERN // As there is so much already out there on YouTube for this genre, this is just a short intro lesson for seasoned pianists, with an initial performance, of course.


OMN photo by Diane Russell

George Colligan's Jazz Truth: Play-along videos and other means to deal with the situation / Q&A

01/15/2021 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY //  George Colligan has recently moved his jazztruth series from the blog format to a video platform featuring locally-sourced, artisanal play-along videos of ...


Eric Stern plays "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" (Stride Piano Part 1) / Jukebox Radio #7

01/11/2021 | 0 comments

JUKEBOX RADIO EPISODE 7-STRIDE PIANO Part 1! While it IS all about the bass, to really learn about Stride Piano, you first gotta learn about Ragtime, and to learn about Ragtime you gotta learn about the ...


June Millington // Photo by Per Grandin

Fanny Celebrates Fifty: Q&A with June Millington / OMN Best-of 2020

01/01/2021 | 1 comments

By ANA AMMANN // Before the Go-Go's or Sleater-Kinney, Fanny was the first all-female band to release an album on a major label. We checked in with band founder, June Millington, on the 50th anniversary ...


Eric Stern Plays Farid al Atrache's Hebbina (Arabic Music Part 2, the Oud) فريد الأطرش - حبينا حبينا / Jukebox Radio episode 6

12/26/2020 | 0 comments

By ERIC STERN//  I play Hebbina, Hebbina by one of the luminaries of Egypt's Golden Age of Music--composer, oudist, singer Farid al Atrache. In this episode I delve further into the structure of Arabic ...


Eric Stern plays Farid al Atrache's Noura Noura نورة يانورة (Arabic Music Part 1)/ Jukebox Radio #5

12/22/2020 | 0 comments

By ERIC STERN // You'll hear me and my Arabic-tuned accordion play Noura Noura by Farid al-Atrache. Following, I'll give an introduction to Arabic music. Give it a look...who knows maybe you'll find ...


Eric Stern plays and sings Chanukah Oy Chanukah / Jukebox Radio #4

12/12/2020 | 0 comments

I sing the popular holiday song in Yiddish and then THINGS GET REAL. Watch until the end and you'll get to know the real me. 


Photo by Lynne Duddy

Eric Stern' s Jukebox #3: Django's Minor Swing

12/09/2020 | 0 comments

A new episode of Eric Stern's Jukebox Radio features his  take on Django Reinhardt's Minor Swing. Performance followed by a highly technical explanation. This one is for the accordionists!


Photo by Lauren Segal

Jerry Joiner aka Girlfriends: After 10 years of silence, the multi-instrumentalist teases hopeful new content

11/07/2020 | 0 comments

By GAVIN MAJESKI // Will Jerry Joiner/Girlfriends' new album drop in December? Maybe. Maybe not.


Quinn Brown aka Quiet Bison: A blend bending toward the future

10/26/2020 | 0 comments

By GAVIN MAJESKI // Quiet Bison's latest 2019 EP, “Nightfall” was inspired by the artist’s struggle with insomnia and is encapsulated beautifully with seven atmospheric, and densely textured ...


The Next Stage: Six months after the industry shutdown, Oregon musicians reflect on the return of live performances

09/22/2020 | 0 comments

By RACHEL GOOD // Several Oregon musicians and their deep feelings about performing and not performing.


Lee Fields: A Soul man in his own right / Audio

09/02/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Go deep with Soul singer Lee Fields. A Coffeeshop Conversation without the coffeeshop.


OMN Legacy story: Inessa dives into the dream-state mind of Tempest Gold / audio

08/31/2020 | 0 comments

By INESSA // Two interviews by Inessa plus three videos with Chris Elorek and his Tempest Gold./ Originally published on August 19, 2018


Binge: Cherie Johnson makes Pasta Carbonara with Greg Slim Lively Johnson / Marti's Music Kitchen EP #20

08/24/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Cherie Johnson, music promoter and curator of Cherie’s Blues Highway makes homemade pasta and her famous Pasta Carbonara with hubby, Greg Slim Lively Johnson, President of ...


We Got Next Empowers the Next Generation of Portland DJs

08/16/2020 | 1 comments

By RACHEL GOOD // Jené Etheridge and Shira Dennis (DJs Black Daria and Shi Shi) are helping to shape the Portland DJ community.


Binging with Marti: All Classical's Suzanne Nance makes quiche with Marti: Marti's Music Kitchen

08/14/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Portland’s Queen of Classical, Suzanne Nance is an award-winning broadcaster, amazingly talented soprano, President and CEO of All-Classical Portland and host of Sunday ...


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