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Curtis Salgado rocks on: A new album, Damage Control / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #282

02/25/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Curtis Salgado's new album Damage Control is a brilliant, inspiring, funkCurtis Salgado rocks on: it's a rocking, inspiring, funky, Bluesy work of art. Perhaps his best. Listen ...


Chris Doss PDX Jazz ED on every performance in the 2021 Portland Jazz Festival / Cofffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 273

02/19/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // PDX Jazz Executive Director tell us about all the music in the 2021 Portland Jazz Festival February 17-27. Listen to him run down the whole festival. All the guide you'll ever need.


Guitarist John Stowell: A new album and a busy schedule despite / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #280

02/11/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Stowell has not missed a beat, a new album, lots of teaching and gigs including one on Saturday 2/20 at The Sea Crab House in Seaside.


Jarrod Lawson: A new album - relevant and funky / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #278

01/21/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon's Jarrod Lawson has a new album called Be the Change. If you've been waiting for a new album from Jarrod, he'll tell you all about it. Includes the title tune at the end ...


OMN photo by Diane Russell

George Colligan's Jazz Truth: Play-along videos and other means to deal with the situation / Q&A

01/15/2021 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY //  George Colligan has recently moved his jazztruth series from the blog format to a video platform featuring locally-sourced, artisanal play-along videos of ...


Merry Christmas from everyone at OMN: Winter Wonderland: John Fahey and Terry Robb live

12/25/2020 | 0 comments

....and all the other holidays too. Terry Robb and John Fahey from 1983. Oregon is always a winter wonderland....or will be again.


Flat Five: "Buglight" / OMN Featured video

12/07/2020 | 0 comments

Flat Five is Kelly Hogan and Nora O'Connor (Neko Case, The Decemberists), Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough (NRBQ) and Alex Hall (J.D. McPherson) - are releasing a new album of twisted sunshine vocal ...


Brian Jackson will do an evening of Gil Scott Heron, February 23.

Portland Jazz Festival 2021 / Streaming but happening: Schedule announced

11/16/2020 | 0 comments

PDXJazz announces the schedule for the 2021 PDX Jazz Festival..all-streaming from Jack London Review. February 18-27. Tickets on sale Friday 11/20.


(Being) Keith Jarrett: A giant forced to stop playing

10/25/2020 | 1 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // No one died. But the empty feeling is the same. Mourning and loss; memories and grief...


Ramsey Embick: Composer/Pianist/Unique individual / Coffeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #267

10/22/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ramsey Embick is a composer, pianist, producer in multiple genres...and an all around unique individual. Find our why.


Terje Rypdal: When Fusion was Fun

10/22/2020 | 2 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // New Terje Rypdal release examined plus several other new ECM releases by the founder of the Portland Jazz Festival and now Jazz éminence grise.


Final Cerimon House concerts of the season "Get Out While You Can" features Portland Jazz giants.

10/13/2020 | 2 comments

Two days, Shelly Rudolph and Tom Grant, The Mel Brown Organ Group,  Devin Phillips, George Mitchell, Billie Eidson, Wes Georgiev Saturday 10/17 and Sunday 10/18 at Methven Family Dundee Tasting ...


Charlie Brown III: Keyboardist for all seasons / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #265

10/08/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Keyboardist Charlie Brown III plays Funk, Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, Indie....he plays it all. Find out where it all comes from.


Chance Hayden / The Comedown feat. Sarah Clarke / Video

09/28/2020 | 0 comments

A new video collaboration with Chance Hayden and Sarah Clarke.


LaRhonda Steele live-streaming on OMN Live tonight at 6pm

09/27/2020 | 0 comments

The spectacular singer LaRhonda Steele will live-stream a performance for OMN Live Sunday, September 27 at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page.


Sarah Clarke: Finding much meaningful activity while shut town / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #263

09/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI /// Sarah Clarke, Dirty Revival's singer has helped form Musicians In Solidarity and People Records...and that's not all.


Joe Lovano

Lo and Sco and more new releases from ECM

09/13/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Lo is Joe Lovano and Sco is John Scofield. See what the founder of the Portland Jazz Festival has to say.


Steve Berlin of Los Lobos: Learning how to play all over again Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #262

09/10/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin has spent the quarantine re-learning how to play his instrument. Also, find out about the new Los Lobos album!


Seeking Redemption With Terry Robb At Inessa's Robin Road / audio - OMN Legacy story from 2019

08/19/2020 | 0 comments

By INESSA // There’s a new album from Terry. He was able to do EVERYTHING he does as a player, and put it all into this new record, Confessin’ My Dues. And as any fan will attest, ...


Mural by Alex Chiu, Photo by Adolfo Cantu Villarreal

Darrell Grant: A new composition and a new music video for our time. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #256

08/06/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Darrell Grant, composer, pianist and teacher has a new composition, "Take Flight," which he says, "offers hope, solace, and inspiration to forge a new way forward." Hear him talk about ...


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