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Veronica Bisesti: PRP Executive Director's busy times / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #376

03/24/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Portland Radio Project's Veronica Bisesti looks back at her ten years there and toward the future as Executive Director.


Marcia Hocker: She curates and sings at Siren Nation's Billie Holiday Tribute / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #375

03/16/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Marcia Hocker has played many roles in Oregon's music scene. She's curating and singing at Siren Nation's Billie Holiday Tribute at the Alberta Rose Theater on Saturday April 8. 


Adriana Wagner: A trombonist's personality? Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #374

03/09/2023 | 0 comments

By: TOM D'ANTONI // Does the instrument you play reflect your personality? Adriana Wagner is a Jazz (mostly) trombonist. Listen to what she has to say and make up your own mind.


Good news from Terry Currier and Music Millennium: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #373

03/02/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Terry Currier is back after our long pandemic nightmare with some great news about Music Millennium.


What is Beth Harrington working on now? Cofeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Musi #372

02/23/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Filmmaker Beth Harrington is working hard on a new documentary that's not about music! Imagine that. She's deeply immersed in it.


The night I talked with Max Roach in 1990 / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #371

02/16/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Drummer, percussionist, composer, icon Max Roach from March 1, 1990, on my American Radio Network show. I need say no more.


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

02/09/2023 | 0 comments

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.


March Fourth's John Averill: Happy 20th Anniversary / Coffeeshop Conversations-#369

02/01/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Averill, one of the founders of March Fourth talks about 20 years on the road, marching and living the life. Their 20th anniversary show is Saturday March Fourth (of course) at ...


Greg Goebel: Versatility at the keyboard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #367

01/19/2023 | 0 comments

By Tom D'Antoni // Keyboardist/composer Greg Goebel makes Jazz-centered music even when he's starting with a popular tune. Listen to one of his own pieces at the end of our conversation.


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Swatkins on his new album "Friends and Other Necessities" Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #366

01/13/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Keyboardist, singer, composer and bringer of light, Steve Swatkins (aka as just Swatkins) has a new album which brings inspirational light and funky heat to a world that needs a lot ...


Kyleen King: Having a wonderful time in Brandi Carlile's band Coffeeshop-Conversations @ Artichoke Music #365

01/06/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Violist Kyleen King ended up a splendid 2022 with an appearance with Brandi Carlile's band on Saturday night LIve and  New Year's Eve show at the Moda Center. How did all this happen ...


Ramsey Embick: Adventures in the music trade / Best of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 2022

12/30/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // It was impossible to pick one Best-of. So many were outstanding. Here is ONE of the best. Ramsey Embick is a keyboardist, composer, producer/engineer who is fluent in just about every ...


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Bre Gregg and And Colin Hogan: Two bands, two releases, one concert / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #364

12/23/2022 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Bre Gregg of Red Bird and Colin Hogan of the Colin Trio will be at Alberta Rose Theater on January 14. They have a lot to say about them in this episode. We are joined by Artichoke's ...


Jim Brunberg and his new "Songs of Stupid Hope" Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #363

12/16/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jim Brunberg returns to tell us about his new album, Songs of Stupid Hope. Release gig on Jan 12 at Mississippi Pizza.  


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Jetty Swart aka Jet Black Pearl: Spanning the globe with accordion / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #362

12/08/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jetty Swart as Jet Black Pearl says she, "has performed in big tops, prisons, living rooms, tunnels, gardens sheds, barges and ruins all over the world." A most delightful Coffeeshop ...


Courtney von Drehle: A new holiday show for 2022 with Bela Balogh / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #361

12/02/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Courtney von Drehle returns with a new holiday collaboration with Bela Balogh called The Elves of Frostländ - The Next Generation featuring film segments directed ...


Darka Dusty: Has Ukrainian music ever meant as much? Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #360

11/25/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer/composer/accordionist, etc...Darka Dusty has been known for her Ukrainian songs. Even moreso since the war began. She's got a lot to say yet somehow remains delightful.


Photo: Brent Angelo at OMN 10th Ann at Goodfoot Lounge

Arietta Ward: MzEtta goes to Europe / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #359

11/18/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Follow MzEtta (Arietta Ward) as she gets ahold of European audiences in an unusual manner. She brings iight to the Artichoke Cafe.


Photo by Diane Russell at the Montavilla Jazz Festival 2022

Kerry Politzer: The Pianist/Composer's new album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #358

11/10/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // In a Heartbeat is her new album on the PJCE label. Find out all about it and hear the title track from pianist/composer Kerry Politzer.


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Jeremy Wilson: The Foundation, His music, The Next Waltz / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music # 357

11/03/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Next Waltz concerts are coming up Friday thru Sunday 11/25-27 at the Alberta Rose Theater. They benefit the Jeremy Wilson Foundation. Jeremy visits the Artichoke Cafe to talk about ...


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