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PSU Jazz Concert featuring Camille Thurman / June 6, 2023

06/07/2023 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Saxophonist Camille Thurman and the PSU Big Band Jazz Concert at Lincoln Hall June 5, 2023. Thurman has her own sound and has absorbed a number of the protean ...


Tina Granzo on collaborating with Ryan Meagher on AftEarth: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #389

06/01/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Tina Granzo did the drawings which accompany Ryan Meagher's music on their evocative AftEarth project. How does that work? How did one affect the other?


Artichoke Music Celebrates 50 Years with a Week of Special Events

05/29/2023 | 0 comments

By BOB HOWARD //  Check out all of the events during Artichoke's 50th Anniversary


Ryan Meagher: An unforgettable new mix of music and fine art Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #386

05/22/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Composer/guitarist Ryan Meagher and fine artist Tina Granzo have combined to capture in a new album/book what life was like during the Covid lockdown. It will be a lasting document of ...


Dennis Caiazza on the bass and braciole - Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #384

05/04/2023 | 0 comments

By Tom D'Antoni // Meet ace bassist Dennis Caiazza, all around smart guy, fellow Orioles fan and East-coast compare He’s generally not the headliner in the band but he is indispensable ...


Mieke Bruggeman: Bari sax queen, teacher and queen bee / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #383

04/28/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // You've seen Mieke Bruggeman playing baritone sax with the Quadraphonnes, But she also teaches, is Education Coordinator with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble among other schools. She ...


Painting by Diane Russell

Peter Dammann on nearly all of the 2023 Waterfront Blues Festival Lineup. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #382

04/20/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Waterfront Blues Festival Artistic Director returns for his annual visit to tell us all about who's playing and why.


Gordon Lee: Catching up with the pianist/composer / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #378

04/07/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The always busy Gordon Lee has a new album coming and is appearing at the David Ornette Cherry Tribute at Alberta House on Thursday, April 13.


Marcia Hocker: She curates and sings at Siren Nation's Billie Holiday Tribute / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #375

03/16/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Marcia Hocker has played many roles in Oregon's music scene. She's curating and singing at Siren Nation's Billie Holiday Tribute at the Alberta Rose Theater on Saturday April 8. 


Portland Throws a Benefit for Joey Scruggs

03/15/2023 | 0 comments

Portland Music industry worker Joey Scruggs was hit by a car. A group of Portlanders is staging a benefit concert for him at t he Mission Theater on Saturday, March 18. Listen to Steve Wilkinson, one of ...


Wayne Shorter: A musical obituary by Christopher Woitach, Paull K. Ward and David Evans / audio

03/10/2023 | 3 comments

By PAUL K. WARD //  Three Portland musicians pay tribute to the late saxophone master, Wayne Shorter.


Adriana Wagner: A trombonist's personality? Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #374

03/09/2023 | 0 comments

By: TOM D'ANTONI // Does the instrument you play reflect your personality? Adriana Wagner is a Jazz (mostly) trombonist. Listen to what she has to say and make up your own mind.


Hubert Laws and Brian Jackson 2023 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival at the Newmark Theater 2/25/23. Review

02/27/2023 | 1 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Hubert Laws is one of the more famous flute players in jazz, who also established himself in the classical music world early in his career. His tone and articulation ...


The night I talked with Max Roach in 1990 / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #371

02/16/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Drummer, percussionist, composer, icon Max Roach from March 1, 1990, on my American Radio Network show. I need say no more.


Angelique Kidjo

2023 Biamp Portland Jazz Festival preview

02/14/2023 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN' CONLEY // This year's Biamp Portland Jazz Festival begins on Thursday, February 16 and runs through Saturday, February 25. Here are the highlights.


Photo by Artichoke Music

Aaron Barnes: Making The 1905 into one of the world's best clubs. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #370

02/09/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Portland Jazz club The 1905 was named by Down Beat Magazine as one of the top Jazz clubs in the world. Find out how Aaron Barnes made it that way.


Larkin Poe at Crystal Ballroom, 2-4-2023 / Photos

02/05/2023 | 0 comments



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