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Stanley Jordan and Larry Carlton / Photo by Diane Russell

Stanley Jordan/Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation / Portland Jazz Festival 2020 at the Art Bar February 21, 2020

02/22/2020 | 0 comments

Listen to guitarist Stanley Jordan and Jazz journalist Ashley Kahn talking music. Portland Jazz Festival Jazz Conversation.


Rob Shoemaker: Bass player to the Boogie Cat / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #233

02/20/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Rob Shoemaker has been playing bass with Norman Sylvester for decades. Let's finally meet him.


Photo by Bob Howard

New PDX Jazz Executive Director Chris Doss on ALL of the performers in the 2020 PDX Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #221

02/17/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Chris Doss is the new Executive Director at PDX Jazz. He's here to tell you about every performer in the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival which runs from February 19 to March 1.


Andrew Oliver is moving back to Portland: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #232

02/13/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pianist/composer Andrew Oliver is moving back to Portland, his hometown, after 6+ years in the U.K. focusing on Traditional Jazz and playing with  the greats in that genre in the ...


Tahirah Memory: Producing- Writing- Loss- Staying Healthy School Night Pizza Marti's Music Kitchen EPS2-32

02/01/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Tahirah Memory's career is in high-gear. So how does she balance being a single parent with extended International tours? And how does she stick to her health and fitness regimen ...


l to r: Magic Dick, Mark Hummel, Lee Oskar, Jerry Portnoy

HarmonicaGreats: Jerry Portnoy, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick & Mark Hummel / New Video Episode Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #227

01/16/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jerry Portnoy, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick & Mark Hummel, four of the greatest harmonica players on earth visited Artichoke Cafe, sat around a table and talked and talked and talked. ...


Nicholas Salas-Harris named new Artistic Director of PDX Jazz/Portland Jazz Festival

01/13/2020 | 0 comments

Nicholas Salas-Harris of Soul'd Out Music Festival and Jack London Revue has been named new Artistic Director of  PDX Jazz/Portland Jazz Festival. No Soul'd Out Festival in 2020.


Photo by Diane Russell

BEST OF 2019 COFFEESHOP CONVERSATIONS: Reggie Houston remembers Dave Bartholomew: Coffeeshop Conversations at Artichoke Music #201

01/01/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Reggie Houston remembers the great Dave Bartholomew who died in 2019. This was the first Coffeeshop Conversation recorded at Artichoke Music. It is our Best Coffeeshop Conversation of ...


A new piece by Lynn Darroch: "Passages" / audio

12/30/2019 | 1 comments

Something new by Lynn Darroch. Piano: George Colligan. Read the backstory.


Lisa Mann and Allen Markel - Best of 2019 Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music / Video

12/26/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //Lisa Mann and Allen Markel: Marriage is a two-bass hit / VIDEO Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #213. First published September 25, 2019


Charlie Parr at Sessions Music Hall 12/11/2019 / Review

12/12/2019 | 0 comments

By C. FRANCIS O’LEARY // Folk/Blues musician Charlie Parr educates Eugene on all things folksy, including “women wearing no shoes, carriages carrying bodies back and forth and Leadbelly”


Charlie Parr Coming to Oregon for Three Shows in December / Preview

12/08/2019 | 0 comments

By C. FRANCIS O’LEARY // Charlie Parr will play three shows in as many days in Oregon in December. The Country/Blues musician will be in Eugene on Dec. 11, Portland on the 12th and Bend on the 13th.


Photo by Bob Howard

Rebecca Sanborn and Ji Tanzer / Video episode of OMN's Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #222.

11/27/2019 | 0 comments

This is the fifth episode of the new video versions of OMN's long-running podcast from the Artichoke Cafe in Portland, Oregon. They have featured couples who are both working musicians. The first was with Kate ...


Seeking Redemption With Terry Robb At Inessa's Robin Road / audio

11/11/2019 | 0 comments

By INESSA // There’s a new album from Terry. He was able to do EVERYTHING he does as a player, and put it all into this new record, Confessin’ My Dues. And as any fan will attest, ...


Arietta Ward: Now it's Miz. Etta's time / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #219 Audio

11/07/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Arietta Ward, who is Janice Scroggins' daughter has come into her own after a great reluctance to perform. From singing backup at the famed Dookie Jam, to fronting some of our greatest ...


Steve Pringle, Portland Blues Radio DJ, passes away from cancer

11/04/2019 | 0 comments

Steve Pringle, beloved radio jock, passed away on Sunday morning. What was originally a Sunday, November 24th fund raiser at the Crystal Ballroom to help keep him alive will now be a celebration of his ...


LaRhonda and Mark Steele: Soulful together / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #218

10/30/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer/composer LaRhonda Steele and her husband keyboardist Mark Steele visit Cafe Artichoke to talk about combining marriage and career. They perform two songs, too. Hosting this episode ...


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