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Jazz / Blues

Rhiannon Giddens and Charly Lowry at Patricia Reser Center of the Arts / Photos and review

04/19/2024 | 0 comments

By CHRISTINA HALL // She played two sold-out shows at The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in Beaverton, Oregon. She was joined by a band full of collaborators from throughout the years and supported ...

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Xylyn Hathaway's new album "Air & Darkness" release: April 20, 2024 : Preview/review

04/16/2024 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY //  Hathaway will celebrate the release of this recording on Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 p.m. at Blue Butler studios in Portland, where the recording was made. The ...

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Anandi: On her latest album, "A Better Way" Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #415

04/10/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer-Songwriter Anandi has A Better Way, an inspiring album as her latest release. Find out what inspired her to be so inspiring. Listen to a track from it at the end of our conversation. She'll be ...

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Gordon Lee receives First Carlton Jackson Award at Seaside Festival 2024 / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #413

03/25/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Gordon Lee is surprised with the first annual Carlton Jackson Award at the 2024 Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival.

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Gordon Lee

Seaside Jazz & Blues Festival on 3/16/2024 - Photos

03/18/2024 | 0 comments

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Jimmie Herrod

Seaside Jazz & Blues Festival on 3/15/2024 - Photos

03/18/2024 | 0 comments

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New Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival debuts March 15-17 with big lineup of Oregon's favorites

03/04/2024 | 0 comments

The first annual Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival with headliners Jimmy Herrod and Reggie Houston and thirteen more of Oregon's most favorite Jazz and Blues performers Friday March 15 through Sunday ...

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Photo by Ryan Meagher/PJCE

Dan Balmer on his new album "When the Night" / Coffeeshop Conversations #409

01/23/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist, composer, educator Dan Balmer's new album When the Night is out. What's it all about? Dan has been a virtuoso for a long time and is still at the top of his game....conversation-wise ...

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Chris Doss, Portland Jazz Festival honcho on all of the 2024 headliners / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #408

01/10/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Biamp Portland Jazz Festival (February 16-March 2) Executive Director Chris Doss on every single headliner in this year's festival.

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Les McCann passes away at 88 / Read the OMN Q&A from September 2010

01/01/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Les McCann, the great composer, pianist died on Friday December 29, 2023 in Los Angeles from pneumonia at age 88. Here is my Q&A with him from 2010.

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Galen Clark's New Year's Eve show: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #406

12/11/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Outer Orbit and Greaterkind will be playing separately and together at the Kennedy School on New Year's Eve in one great way to usher in 2024.

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Ben Darwish's First Portland concert in eight years / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #403

11/20/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Portland native now Los Angelino returns for a concert of "High Energy Jazz" at Mississippi Studios on Tuesday, November 21.

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1905 Closes / Portland loses one fine Jazz Club

11/16/2023 | 0 comments

After months of financial struggle owner Aaron Barnes has pulled the plug on the 1905 club.

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Photo by Amanda Gresham

Dave Fleschner: The courage to endure rehab. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #400

10/30/2023 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pianist Dave Fleschner's tale of spending time fighting addiction.

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Darrell Grant's latest honors the Jacksons, Milt and Carlton / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #398

10/03/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new album Our Mister Jackson honoring Milt of the MJQ and the late Carlton, beloved Portland drummer who plays on it. The album release concert takes place at Hallowed ...

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Reggie Houston and Lori Henriques
photo by Norm Eder

Lori Henriques and Reggie Houston's new album / You know, for kids

09/29/2023 | 0 comments

By BOB HOWARD // Lori Henriques and Reggie Houston each channeled their inner child to create a masterpiece

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