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Jazz / Blues

Yvonne Lerch on the 2024 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #425

07/15/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The 44th annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, a perfect combination of music and a beautiful summer's day under the St. John's Bridge will be Friday, July 19-21 under the sponsorship ...

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Diggin' Dirt at Waterfront Blues Festival on July 4, 2024 - Photos

07/08/2024 | 0 comments

By LIANA KRAMER & DIANE RUSSELL //

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Diggin' Dirt: Day 1, Waterfront Blues Festival 2024 / July 4, 2024 / Photos

07/05/2024 | 0 comments

By ANTHONY PIDGEON // Rising stars Diggin Dirt wowed the crowd at Day 1 of the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland with the powerhouse vocals and stage presence of lead singer Zach Alder, and tight, ...

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St. Paul & the Broken Bones at Waterfront Blues Festival on July 4 2024 - Photos

07/05/2024 | 0 comments

By  LIANA  KRAMER // St. Paul & the Broken Bones at Waterfront Blues Festival on July 4 2024 - Photos

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United By Music's Amanda Gresham on their new EP / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #424

06/29/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The United By Music organization's Amanda Gresham will bring their new EP to the Waterfront Blues Festival on July 6. It features Kingfish Christone and other familiar players plus many ...

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Tim DuRoche on the new Battle Hymns and Gardens album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #423

06/14/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The percussionist tells us about the new Battle Hymns and Gardens album featuring JL Cunningham and Reed Wallsmith. Listen to a track at the end. The release gig is on Tuesday, June ...

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Johnaye Kendrick

Johnaye Kendrick with PSU Vocal Collective and Jazz Band: Portland State University School of Music and Theater/ Jazz at Lincoln Performance Hall, June 3rd, 2024 / Review

06/06/2024 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // George Colligan's PSU jazz band combined forces with Sherry Alves’ nine-member PSU Vocal Collective, backing guest artist Johnaye Kendrick, a cool-toned alto ...

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David and Tom

David Monette: A new book on transcendence in life and music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #420

05/18/2024 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Known world-wide for his trumpets, he has just published his first book, Calculus of Life: A Practical Guide to Transcendence. What does that have to do with music? He explains. ...

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The writer and saxophonist.

One Wednesday night at the Jam session...from the inside

05/16/2024 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL (SHOEHORN) CONLEY // On Wednesday May 15th I attended the Downtown Session at Fortune PDX, a bar at the Sentinel Hotel at 614 SW 11th in Portland. This is a regular Wednesday night jazz ...

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Lo Steele: Singer, Composer, Actor, Daughter to LaRhonda and Mark / Coffeeslhop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #419

05/12/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lo (aka Lauren) Steele is a multi-talented, multi-genered singer and composer and actress, many times working all of her talents at the same time. Being the daughter to LaPhonda and ...

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Eddie Martinez: The Great Guitarist Talking Deep Music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #418

04/29/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The multi-genre guitarist who has graced Soul, Rock, Hip-Hop and other major and memorable hits opens his memory bank and out comes nearly an hour of inspired conversation.

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