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Chris Doss on the whole 2023 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival Lineup / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #368

01/27/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Executive Director of PDX Jazz, Chris Doss tells us about the full lineup for the 2023 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival. It starts Thursday, February 16 and ends on Saturday, February 25.

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Greg Goebel: Versatility at the keyboard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #367

01/19/2023 | 0 comments

By Tom D'Antoni // Keyboardist/composer Greg Goebel makes Jazz-centered music even when he's starting with a popular tune. Listen to one of his own pieces at the end of our conversation.

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Nancy King Quartet at the 1905 on 1/15/2023 - Photos

01/16/2023 | 0 comments

By Diane Russsell //

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Pat and Doug

Doug Rowell remembrance by Pat McDougall

01/12/2023 | 4 comments

Guitarist Doug Rowell passed on this week. Here is a remembrance by keyboardist/composer Pat McDougall.

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Anita Pointer

Ramsey Embick remembers Anita Pointer and her sisters

01/02/2023 | 1 comments

By RAMSEY EMBBICK // Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022 Portland's Ramsey Embick had been their Music Director/Band Leader. He remembers those days in this ...

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Ramsey Embick: Adventures in the music trade / Best of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 2022

12/30/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // It was impossible to pick one Best-of. So many were outstanding. Here is ONE of the best. Ramsey Embick is a keyboardist, composer, producer/engineer who is fluent in just about every ...

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Sister Mercy: Rhythm and Blues band releases third album - Honey

12/09/2022 | 0 comments

Sister Mercy will perform the entire album at Catfish Lou's on Friday, December 9.

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Dave Fleschner needs help due to a head injury.

12/08/2022 | 0 comments

Dave Fleschner, long time Portland keyboardist needs help. Find out what you can do.

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David Ornette Cherry passed away on November 20 / Watch an OMN video interview with him

11/25/2022 | 0 comments

David Ornette Cherry, composer, multi-multi-kulti instrumentalist and poet died on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in his London hotel after a performance. Portland was one of the places he called home. Watch ...

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Painting by Diane Russell

Clay Fuller - Waterfront Blues Festival honcho passes away

11/15/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // For decades, Clay Fuller and Peter Dammann ran the Waterfront Blues Festival. Clay died this week. Watch a video from July 12, 2012. A famous Blues Festival tale.

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Photo by Diane Russell at the Montavilla Jazz Festival 2022

Kerry Politzer: The Pianist/Composer's new album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #358

11/10/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // In a Heartbeat is her new album on the PJCE label. Find out all about it and hear the title track from pianist/composer Kerry Politzer.

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This weekend: Carly Harvey, DC’s Queen of the Blues, Hits Oregon / Profile + Audio interview

10/22/2022 | 0 comments

By ART LEVINE, OMN's National Editor // A middle of the night interview with Carly Harvey who will sing at Newberg ’s Meraviglioso Winery at 4 p.m, Saturday October 22 show, followed by ...

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Arthur Moore's harmonica parties don't stop / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #355

10/20/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Arthur Moore has been playing his harmonicas and throwing harmonica parties for decades. He's landed at Artichoke Music once a month. He'll play some for us here.

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Pharoah Sanders, passes away at 81. From OMN 2010, His Backstage Backstory with Devin Phillips and dinner with Nancy King

09/24/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The backstage backstory on Pharoah Sanders and Devin Phillips. Nancy dines at Typhoon with Pharoah. From OMN coverage of the 2010 Portland Jazz Festival.

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Battle Hymns and Gardens, Turn Turn Turn 9-14-22 Photos

09/15/2022 | 0 comments

By JOHN RUDOFF //

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Photo by Artichoke Music

Pepe Raphael: A delight with or without the Bottle Blondes / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #350

09/15/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pepe talks about his current ensemble The Vegan Carnivores and....well, everything including his handlebar moustache.

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Tim DuRoche: Displaying his multi-talents in a four-week residency. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #349

09/07/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Kicking off the fall music season, Tim DuRoche starts a four-week residency at Turn! Turn! Turn! and plays on the new album with Ezra Weiss  and Jon Shaw.

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Tyrone Hendrix: One busy musician/club owner / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #348

09/01/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // We caught drummer Tyrone Hendrix just before he went on the road. He's got a million things going all at once. Find out what.

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