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2020 Waterfront Blues Festival Canceled

03/24/2020 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Annual event pulled down due to Covid-19 fallout


JJ Grey and Mofro at the Crystal Ballroom in 2019

Oregon-based events with 250+ attendees postponed or canceled

03/12/2020 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Touring grinds to a halt as Covid-19 virus spreads


Crystal Ballroom latest to suspend concerts in wake of virus

03/12/2020 | 0 comments

Crystal Ballroom announced suspension of concerts due to COVID-19 virus


Artichoke Music temporarily closing due to COVID-19

03/12/2020 | 0 comments

Artichoke Music, Portland's iconic music store/venue closed temporarily today due to the COVID-19 virus.


Lyle Mays: A remembrance by Bill Royston

03/08/2020 | 1 comments

By BILL ROYSTON: The founder of the Portland Jazz Festival with a fond remembrance of pianist Lyle Mays who passed away on February 20, 2020.


McCoy Tyner, dead at 81 / A tribute from Bill Royston

03/06/2020 | 0 comments

McCoy Tyner, one of the great Jazz pianists, died today. Read a tribute by Bill Royston


Mike Thrasher, center. From his Facebook page.

Mike Thrasher, concert promoter, dead at 48

03/03/2020 | 0 comments

Willamette week is reporting that Portland concert promoter Mike Thrasher has passed away at age 48. No cause of death yet.


Tove Lo at Roseland Theater on 02/25/20 Photos and Review

02/28/2020 | 0 comments

Photos by Liana Kramer / Story by Matt Carter // With a fierce dedication to her performance, movie star good looks, and a general positivity and confidence, Lo ensured that no one went away from ...


Photo by Diane Russell

Archie Shepp / Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation Portland Jazz Festival at Art Bar 2020

02/23/2020 | 2 comments

Giant of the Jazz avant-garde Archie Shepp talks music with journalist Ashley Kahn at the Art Bar for the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival.


Stanley Jordan and Larry Carlton / Photo by Diane Russell

Stanley Jordan/Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation / Portland Jazz Festival 2020 at the Art Bar February 21, 2020

02/22/2020 | 0 comments

Listen to guitarist Stanley Jordan and Jazz journalist Ashley Kahn talking music. Portland Jazz Festival Jazz Conversation.


Nicholas Salas-Harris named new Artistic Director of PDX Jazz/Portland Jazz Festival

01/13/2020 | 0 comments

Nicholas Salas-Harris of Soul'd Out Music Festival and Jack London Revue has been named new Artistic Director of  PDX Jazz/Portland Jazz Festival. No Soul'd Out Festival in 2020.


Mark Bowden cooks Lamb Gyros with Marti / Marti's Music Kitchen #31

01/11/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Mark Bowden, guitarist, writer, producer, and one of the top nationally known go-to musicians cooks with Marti and is joined by his partner Rachel and singer Karen Lovely. They'll ...


Neil Innes: The Bonzos, The Rutles and world domination / R.I.P

12/30/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Neil Innes of the Bonzo Dog Band and the Rutles plus Monty Python passed away on Sunday, December 29 at 75. He was as silly as he was talented musically. Here's an OMN interview from ...


Julie Amici and Dean Mueller cook a Christmas dinner / Marti's Music Kitchen Episode 30 / Audio

12/25/2019 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // The musical couple, Julie Amici and Dean Mueller cook his traditional Christmas dinner, Roasted Bone Marrow and mouth-watering Porcini Braised Short Ribs with Rosemary Mashed ...


Portland's Tyrone Hendrix wins Soul Tracks New Artist of the Year 2019

12/16/2019 | 2 comments

Soul Tracks Magazine picks Tyrone Hendrix as Best New Artist of 2019. Not news to Portlanders. He's been making great music for our ears for years. 


Joe Jackson & Bryan Calhoon of White Knife Study make Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Clue Videos / Marti's Music Kitchen / Audio

11/30/2019 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // White Knife Study's Joe Jackson is a definite food fan, and pretty good cook at that who loves to host dinner parties and game nights for his friends. Prepare to be amazed by ...


Joan Syzmko cooks with Marti: Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes and, Red Lentil Soup / Marti's Music Kitchen

11/13/2019 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Joan Szymko, is a successful composer and conductor, the recipient of the prestigious Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission, and has a catalog of over 100 amazing choral works ...


Seeking Redemption With Terry Robb At Inessa's Robin Road / audio

11/11/2019 | 0 comments

By INESSA // There’s a new album from Terry. He was able to do EVERYTHING he does as a player, and put it all into this new record, Confessin’ My Dues. And as any fan will attest, ...


Steve Pringle, Portland Blues Radio DJ, passes away from cancer

11/04/2019 | 0 comments

Steve Pringle, beloved radio jock, passed away on Sunday morning. What was originally a Sunday, November 24th fund raiser at the Crystal Ballroom to help keep him alive will now be a celebration of his ...


Thank you, McMenamins

10/26/2019 | 0 comments

By JESSICA BLACK // 10 years ago to the day, on October 26, 2009, OMN went live. We are still here today, thanks in large part to the continuous support of McMenamins.


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