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Karen Lovely: A new hip and her spectacular return to performing / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #196

05/23/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karen Lovely was missing for a couple of months while recovering from a hip replacement. Now she's back. Look out world!


Peter Dammann's 2019 Waterfront Blues Festival preview / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #193

05/02/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Waterfront Blues Festival Artistic Director Peter Dammann tells you about alll of the great artists he's booked for this year's festival.


Don Lucoff

Don Lucoff, PDX Jazz (Portland Jazz Festival) part ways after 10 years

05/02/2019 | 1 comments

PDX Jazz announced today that Don Lucoff is leaving the festival as Artistic Director


Photo by Diane Russell

Lynn Darroch: "Toys for the Buddha" - a new story set to music / audio

05/01/2019 | 1 comments

"Magical realism to show that Portland today is just as weird as it always was - and how the past has remained with us. Plus there’s a riddle about the Buddha and a suitcase full of toys." -- ...


Roy Ayers BAND Without Ayers - Soul'd Out Festival at Roseland - 4.20.19 Photos and debunking of stories on his health

04/22/2019 | 0 comments

By JESSICA RAMBERG // Photo gallery and correcting the rumors about why he did not appear.


Soul'd Out Festival starts this week! Here's everything you need to know

04/15/2019 | 0 comments

Get the schedule and listen to the curator talk about EVERY performer at the Soul'd Out Festival which starts this week!


Michelle Medler: A Quadraphonne with a new funky album of her own / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #189

04/04/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Michelle Medler, still a Quadraphonne, drops an album of funky Jazz.


Photo by Tracy Turner-Pain

Louis Pain: One day out of the hospital after a major heart attack...and a new album Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #188

03/28/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Louis Pain had a major heart attack on a gig over the weekend, but he's here to talk about his new album and a couple of new stents.


Nicholas Harris on every performer in the 2019 Soul'd Out Festival Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #185

03/07/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Nicholas Harris is one of the forces that has curated and shaped the Soul'd Out Festival. He talks about all of the performers in this year's, including some that will be new to you. ...


Terrance Blanchard r, Farnell Newton l

Terrance Blanchard Jazz Conversation with Farnell Newton: Portland State Lincoln Hall 2/28/19 Portland Jazz Festival 2019

03/05/2019 | 0 comments

Terrance Blanchard and Farnell Newton: Two trumpeter/composers in a Portland Jazz Festival Jazz Conversation


Jim Mesi, Portland Bluesman, dead - A personal remembrance

03/05/2019 | 49 comments

By DAVID KAHL // One Portland Blues legend remembers another on the occasion of the passing of guitarist Jim Mesi at 69


Gil Goldstein

Gil Goldstein, Eli Degibri and Kerry Politzer: Jazz Conversation at the Oregon Jewish Museum 3/1/19 / Portland Jazz Festival 2019

03/04/2019 | 0 comments

Jazz Conversation with Gil Goldstein, Eli Degibri and Kerry Politzer led by Kerry Politzer on Friday, March 1 at the Oregon Jewish Museum as part of the 2019 Portland Jazz Festival.


Lloyd Jones - A new record with some Nashville Cats Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #184

02/28/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Listen to the tale of his trip to Nashville where he recorded with some serious cats....as only Lloyd Jones can tell it.


l-r: Essiet Essiet, Bobby Watson, Ralph Peterson, Bill Pierce, Bryan Lynch. Photo by Diane Russell

Art Blakey's Messengers Legacy Band - Jazz Conversation at the ArtBar, Portland Jazz Festival 2019, 2/24/19 / audio

02/26/2019 | 0 comments

Former members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers talk about the master drummer at the ArtBar in a Jazz Conversation, Portland Jazz Festival 2019.


Todd Barkan, left. Lionel Cole, right. Photo by Diane Russell

Todd Barkan/ Lionel Cole Jazz Conversation at ArtBar, Portland Jazz Festival 2019 / 2/24/19 Audio

02/25/2019 | 1 comments

NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan talks with Lionel Cole, nephew of Nat and son of Freddie in a Portland Jazz Festival 2019 at the ArtBar on 2/25/19


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