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Jasnam Daya Singh: Composing music for unity / Cofeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #238

03/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jasnam Daya Singh, formerly Weber Iago has a timely new album  of Jazz: Ekta: The Unity Project


Jeremy Wilson on the COVID-19 Oregon Musician's Relief Fund: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #237

03/19/2020 | 0 comments

Jeremy Wilson talks about launching the COVID-19 Musicians Relief Fund


Jujuba's Norjeem Isisi and his talking drum: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #236

03/13/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jujuba's leader, Norjeem Isisi has brought his talking drum to Artichoke Music.


Photo by Diane Russell @ Portland Jazz Festival, Revolution Hall 2/20/2020

Liv Warfield: She runs away and joins the circus! Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #235

03/05/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Liv Warfield is having a busy year with great performances and plans....including the circus.


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Tate Peterson of the Resolectrics: Taking it at your own pace Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #234

02/27/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Tate Peterson is the guitarist and one of the founders of the popular Soul/Americana/Rock band The Resolectrics. They've got longevity. Find out why.


Rob Shoemaker: Bass player to the Boogie Cat / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #233

02/20/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Rob Shoemaker has been playing bass with Norman Sylvester for decades. Let's finally meet him.


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New PDX Jazz Executive Director Chris Doss on ALL of the performers in the 2020 PDX Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #221

02/17/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Chris Doss is the new Executive Director at PDX Jazz. He's here to tell you about every performer in the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival which runs from February 19 to March 1.


Andrew Oliver is moving back to Portland: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #232

02/13/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pianist/composer Andrew Oliver is moving back to Portland, his hometown, after 6+ years in the U.K. focusing on Traditional Jazz and playing with  the greats in that genre in the ...


Brian Davis: Pink Martini Percussionist makes a visit / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #230

02/06/2020 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Brian Davis has been a percussionist in Pink Martini for over twenty years and was founder of Portland's Lions of Batucada Brazilian marching band. He's played all over the world. We ...


Cal Scott: A career built on versatility / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #229

01/30/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's written music for TV shows, documentaries; he's a singer/songwriter, he was Musical Director for the Oregon Trail Band. It's his versatility that has built a career for Cal Scott.


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Martin Zarzar has a new album: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #228

01/23/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Percussionist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer....and Martin Zarzar does them on on his new album El Jardin to Mi Abuela.


l to r: Magic Dick, Mark Hummel, Lee Oskar, Jerry Portnoy

HarmonicaGreats: Jerry Portnoy, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick & Mark Hummel / New Video Episode Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #227

01/16/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jerry Portnoy, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick & Mark Hummel, four of the greatest harmonica players on earth visited Artichoke Cafe, sat around a table and talked and talked and talked. ...


Juliana Tobon: Behind the scenes at clubs / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #226

01/09/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Juliana Tobon is currently the event director at The Old Church Concert Hall and has worked behind the scenes at clubs like Dante's and OHM. What must that have been like? OMN's salute ...


Photo by Diane Russell

BEST OF 2019 COFFEESHOP CONVERSATIONS: Reggie Houston remembers Dave Bartholomew: Coffeeshop Conversations at Artichoke Music #201

01/01/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Reggie Houston remembers the great Dave Bartholomew who died in 2019. This was the first Coffeeshop Conversation recorded at Artichoke Music. It is our Best Coffeeshop Conversation of ...


Lisa Mann and Allen Markel - Best of 2019 Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music / Video

12/26/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //Lisa Mann and Allen Markel: Marriage is a two-bass hit / VIDEO Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #213. First published September 25, 2019


Tom May: Over three decades of Winterfolk - VIDEO Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #225

12/18/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Tom May, Folk singer/songwriter/radio personality and the one responsible for over three decades of Winterfolk, the annual show to benifit homeless talks to us and sings three tunes!


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Will Fries: Music and social media in 2020 / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #224 / audio

12/12/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Social Media expert, publicist and all-around helpful guy Will Fries on looking at social media in the year ahead.


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Jon Meyer talks about his new music documentary series, Kontrast: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #223

12/05/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Filmmaker/musician Jon Meyer is premiering his new music documentary series Kontrast with a live show at Kelly's Olympian on Saturday, December 7 featuring some bands in the series. ...


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Rebecca Sanborn and Ji Tanzer / Video episode of OMN's Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #222.

11/27/2019 | 0 comments

This is the fifth episode of the new video versions of OMN's long-running podcast from the Artichoke Cafe in Portland, Oregon. They have featured couples who are both working musicians. The first was with Kate ...


Sheila Baraga: Making a(nother) new beautiful place / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #220

11/14/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // If you were ever in The Green Room, The Empire Room, Saffire Hotel, or Maiden in the Mist, you’ve been in one of her places. She just opened The Emerald Line, a cafe in NW ...


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