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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 | 46 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


Remembering Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Jazz Conversation Portland Jazz Festival 2019

02/24/2019 | 1 comments

Remembering Rahsaan Jazz Conversation with Dorthann Kirk, Betty Neals and Todd Barkan at the Mission Theater, Portland Jazz Festival 2-23-19


Pharoah Sanders photo by Diane Russell

2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival first week. Jazz: Past, Present, and Future in Real Time.

02/24/2019 | 1 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Impressions of the first weekend of the 2019 Portland Jazz Festival...Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Pharaoh Sanders written by a working musician.


The Bad Plus talk amongst themselves: Jazz Conversation at the Art Bar 2/22/19 Portland Jazz Festival / audio

02/23/2019 | 0 comments

The Bad Plus, alone on stage talking about whatever pops into their heads. Portland Jazz Festival 2019 at the ArtBar on Friday 2/22/19


Darrell Grant by Diane Russell

Aaron Diehl and Darrell Grant Jazz Conversation: Portland Jazz Festival 2/21/19

02/22/2019 | 0 comments

First in the series of 2019 Portland Jazz Festival Jazz Conversations. This is the 9th year OMN is podcasting them!  


Pharaoh Sanders headlines this year s Portland Jazz Festival

Getting you ready for the 2019 Portland Jazz Festival

02/14/2019 | 0 comments

Portland Jazz Festival 2019 starts next week. Here's what you need to know, including Festival Artistic Director Don Lucoff on EVERY performer!


Terry Robb's new album: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #182

02/13/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Terry Robb visits Catfish Lou's, our new home for Coffeeshop Conversations. He has a new album and lots of gigs around it.


Nels Cline Q&A: From Improvising with his brother to his latest working band - Nels Cline 4

01/21/2019 | 0 comments

By LISA HELFER // Guitarist/composer Nels Cline talks about his latest album and beyond Wilco. The Nels Cline 4 will play two shows at Mississippi Studios on February 14, 2019. The first show ...


Mary Flower: Coffeeshop Conversation #179: A big announcement and a new DVD!

01/17/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist/composer/singer Mary Flower has a new instructional DVD out but there's even bigger news!


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