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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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