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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.

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(Being) Keith Jarrett: A giant forced to stop playing

10/25/2020 | 1 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // No one died. But the empty feeling is the same. Mourning and loss; memories and grief...

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Ramsey Embick: Composer/Pianist/Unique individual / Coffeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #267

10/22/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ramsey Embick is a composer, pianist, producer in multiple genres...and an all around unique individual. Find our why.

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Terje Rypdal: When Fusion was Fun

10/22/2020 | 1 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // New Terje Rypdal release examined plus several other new ECM releases by the founder of the Portland Jazz Festival and now Jazz éminence grise.

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Final Cerimon House concerts of the season "Get Out While You Can" features Portland Jazz giants.

10/13/2020 | 0 comments

Two days, Shelly Rudolph and Tom Grant, The Mel Brown Organ Group,  Devin Phillips, George Mitchell, Billie Eidson, Wes Georgiev Saturday 10/17 and Sunday 10/18 at Methven Family Dundee Tasting ...

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Charlie Brown III: Keyboardist for all seasons / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #265

10/08/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Keyboardist Charlie Brown III plays Funk, Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, Indie....he plays it all. Find out where it all comes from.

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Chance Hayden / The Comedown feat. Sarah Clarke / Video

09/28/2020 | 0 comments

A new video collaboration with Chance Hayden and Sarah Clarke.

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LaRhonda Steele live-streaming on OMN Live tonight at 6pm

09/27/2020 | 0 comments

The spectacular singer LaRhonda Steele will live-stream a performance for OMN Live Sunday, September 27 at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page.

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Sarah Clarke: Finding much meaningful activity while shut town / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #263

09/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI /// Sarah Clarke, Dirty Revival's singer has helped form Musicians In Solidarity and People Records...and that's not all.

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Joe Lovano

Lo and Sco and more new releases from ECM

09/13/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Lo is Joe Lovano and Sco is John Scofield. See what the founder of the Portland Jazz Festival has to say.

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Steve Berlin of Los Lobos: Learning how to play all over again Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #262

09/10/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin has spent the quarantine re-learning how to play his instrument. Also, find out about the new Los Lobos album!

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Seeking Redemption With Terry Robb At Inessa's Robin Road / audio - OMN Legacy story from 2019

08/19/2020 | 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, ...

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Mural by Alex Chiu, Photo by Adolfo Cantu Villarreal

Darrell Grant: A new composition and a new music video for our time. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #256

08/06/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Darrell Grant, composer, pianist and teacher has a new composition, "Take Flight," which he says, "offers hope, solace, and inspiration to forge a new way forward." Hear him talk about ...

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Lloyd Jones! Performing today, July 19 at 6pm on OMN Live

07/18/2020 | 0 comments

Tune into Oregon Music News for a backyard visit with blues legend Lloyd "Have Mercy " Jones and maybe he'll play some of the new tunes from his upcoming album. OMN Live at 6pm Sunday, July 19 on ...

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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.

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Lady A at the Waterfront Blues Festival / OMN photo

Lady A: The singer not the group. Her story. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #254

07/14/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Blues/Soul singer Lady A has been calling herself that for decades. Recently Lady Antebellum got suddenly woke and changed their name to hers. Singer Lady A talks about the battle for ...

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Farnell Newton, a new label of his own and keeping very busy in the time of covid / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #253

07/09/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The unstoppable trumpeter, composer, producer, label owner with a new album on his own label lofijazzsoul.

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Waterfront Blues Festival Blues Fest Bandwagon, Bayou Boyz & Arietta Ward 07/03/20 - Photos

07/04/2020 | 3 comments

By DIANE RUSSELL // We couldn't go to the Blues Festival this year, so it came to us.

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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.

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Denson at the 2013 Waterfront Blues Festival Photo by Jon T. Cruz

Karl Denson: Waterfront Blues Festival, July 5, 2013 / Audio interview

06/30/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karl Denson fills a very important place in the Jazz/Funk nexus. His tunes are complex enough to make any Jazz fan happy, but funky enough to make you dance. This was the original function ...

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