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Music Festivals

The Cookers at the Alberta Rose Theatre 2-22-2/Sasha Berliner at Jack London Revue 2-23-22

02/28/2022 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL SHOEHORN CONLEY // Two Festival concerts, The Cookers on 2-22-22 at Alberta Rose and Sasha Berliner 2-23-22 at Jack London Review.


Angel Bat Dawid & Brown Calculus at PDX Jazz Festival at Alberta Abbey 2/26/22 : Dawid stirs things up

02/28/2022 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL SHOEHORN CONLEY // Brown Calculus and Angel Bat Dawid respond to societal trauma at their PDX Jazz Festival 2022 appearance. 


Photo by Diane Russell

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah at the Aladdin Theater 2/25/22 / Review

02/27/2022 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL SHOEHOEN CONLEY // This band projected an awesome level of energy, managing to sound both rootsy and futuristic in the same moment, with an utterly modern and relentless polyrhythmic drive.


Gary Bartz, the 11pm set 2/19/2022 at Jack London Revue / PDX Jazz Festival 2022

02/21/2022 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL SHOEHORN CONLEY // At age 81, Mr. Gary Bartz, the embodiment of old-school hipness, was also on display here, working the mic with the relaxed cadence of an affable beatnik uncle.


Photo from Portland Marathon s Facebook page.

Music at the 2021 Portland Marathon

10/07/2021 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL CONLEY// An inside look at music at the 2021 Portland Marathon from Michael Conley, aka Shoehorn, a musician who played it.


Ryan Meagher: All about the 2021 Montavilla Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #305

08/11/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Everything you want to know about the 2021 Montavilla Jazz Festival, August 20-22 from guitarist/composer/co-curator Ryan Meagher.


Summer of Soul: OMN National Editor Art Levine on the best music documentary ever / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music # 302

07/14/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A music documentary that makes you cry? Questlove's "Summer of Soul" is the perfect blend of music and context. Listen to Art Levine and Tom talk about it.


Cathedral Park Jazz Festival returns: In Person July 16-18

07/12/2021 | 0 comments

After a year in Covid exile musicians and music lovers will once again gather under the St. John's Bridge for three summer's days of home-grown music...July 16-18. Full schedule here


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