Oregon Music News: Oregon’s all-genre music magazine since 2009

Music Festivals

An in-person Waterfront Blues Festival returns...upriver

04/06/2021 | 0 comments

They've moved the Waterfront Blues Festival to the The Lot at Zidell Yards, Portland’s socially-distanced, outdoor performance venue, located in the South Waterfront neighborhood July 2-5....this ...

Read More >>

Pickathon/Soul'd Out Solstice Party coming on Saturday, Decembe 19

12/02/2020 | 0 comments

:Pickathon and Soul'd Out Festivals are combining forces to throw a virtual Solstice party on Saturday, December 19 with Kassi Valazza and Outer Orbit with Sarah Clarke.

Read More >>

Brian Jackson will do an evening of Gil Scott Heron, February 23.

Portland Jazz Festival 2021 / Streaming but happening: Schedule announced

11/16/2020 | 0 comments

PDXJazz announces the schedule for the 2021 PDX Jazz Festival..all-streaming from Jack London Review. February 18-27. Tickets on sale Friday 11/20.

Read More >>

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival lives online: streaming this weekend.

07/15/2020 | 0 comments

Portland's most idyllic music festival will unfold on it's usual weekend but this year, streaming. Watch Friday through Sunday July 17-19. Here's how you can watch.

Read More >>

Waterfront Blues Festival 2020: Paintings & Drawings from the past 20 years of performances

07/04/2020 | 2 comments

By DIANE RUSSELL // Painter Diane Russell, and also an OMN photographer, has been photographing and painting subjects from the Waterfront Blues Festival for 20 years. Here's a gallery of her WBF paintings.

Read More >>

Allen Toussaint 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Allen Toussaint: Familiar songs and brand new tunes at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - video interview and review

07/01/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Allen Toussaint played the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival on July 3. He died the following November. Here's a video interview from a few weeks before the festival.Plus coverage of the ...

Read More >>

Waterfront Blues Festival 2020: Enjoying past festivals online and on TV and radio...and your front yard

06/27/2020 | 0 comments

Since there's no festival this year, you can see and hear past festivals on KOIN-TV and KBOO and through the Bluesfest Bandwagon.

Read More >>

Saxophone Superman Kenny Garrett: Alto Sax Icons Part 3 at Revolution Hall / Portland Jazz Festival 2020

03/06/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Garrett, dressed in a sharkskin suit and a kufi cap, his body rocking, got into intense overblowing and controlled distortion, hitting multiphonics and harmonics, pushing ...

Read More >>

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.

Read More >>

Alto Sax Icons Part 2: Miguel Zenon. “Sonero” 2/27/20, Lincoln Recital Hall, PSU Portland Jazz Festival 2020

03/01/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Miguel Zenon is a visionary arranger, theorist, and leader, and his voice on the alto sings freely with burning intensity and a sensual and flexible tone, perfectly ...

Read More >>

David Sanborn Alto Sax Icons Pt. 1: 2020 Portland biamp Jazz Festival / Review

02/29/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // David Sanborn kicks off a series of stories on alto players appearing at the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival.

Read More >>

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.

Read More >>

Reel Music Festival 37: NW Film Center's Ben Popp gives us the rundown. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #228

01/17/2020 | 0 comments

It's time for Northwest Film Center's annual festival of music and movies, Reel Music 37. NWFC's Ben Popp tells us all about it. / Audio

Read More >>

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable