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Jasnam Daya Singh: Composing music for unity / Cofeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #238

03/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jasnam Daya Singh, formerly Weber Iago has a timely new album  of Jazz: Ekta: The Unity Project


Lyle Mays: A remembrance by Bill Royston

03/08/2020 | 1 comments

By BILL ROYSTON: The founder of the Portland Jazz Festival with a fond remembrance of pianist Lyle Mays who passed away on February 20, 2020.


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 ...


McCoy Tyner, dead at 81 / A tribute from Bill Royston

03/06/2020 | 0 comments

McCoy Tyner, one of the great Jazz pianists, died today. Read a tribute by Bill Royston


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.


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.


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