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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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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


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