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Derek Sims: Trumpeter, composer, educator steps back into Jazztronica. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #304

07/29/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Derek Sims co-wrote and performed our theme music, Ghost Jazz with Keith Schreiner. The educator part of his life takes up most of his time but he's been dipping his toe in ...


Galen Clark: Outer Orbit to Trio Subtonic / Coffeeshop Conversations at Artichoke Music #303

07/23/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Galen Clark of Outer Orbit, Trio Subtonic and other ensembles talks about juggling multiple bands and emerging from the pandemIc.


Summer of Soul: OMN National Editor Art Levine on the best music documentary ever / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music # 302

07/14/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A music documentary that makes you cry? Questlove's "Summer of Soul" is the perfect blend of music and context. Listen to Art Levine and Tom talk about it.


Cathedral Park Jazz Festival returns: In Person July 16-18

07/12/2021 | 0 comments

After a year in Covid exile musicians and music lovers will once again gather under the St. John's Bridge for three summer's days of home-grown music...July 16-18. Full schedule here


Carlton Jackson passes away: Beloved drummer, band leader, broadcaster icon, friend had just turned 60 / Update

07/05/2021 | 8 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //  Oregon's musical community in deep mourning over the loss of a great musician and an even greater man. Audio interview included.


The Bayou Boyz, Waterfront Blues Festival at Zidell Yards, July 3, 2021 / Photos

07/04/2021 | 0 comments

By JOHN RUDOFF // Photo gallery: Brian Foxworth, David Kahl, Lloyd Jones, Steve Kerin, The Bayou Boyz, Ty Curtis


The Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band, Waterfront Blues Festival at Zidell Yards, July 3, 2021 Photos

07/04/2021 | 0 comments

By JOHN RUDOFF // Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band, Edwin Coleman, Jennifer Smieja, Lefty Head, Peter Dammann, Rick Obbink, Robert Lee, Steve Kerin, Tim Shaughnessy, 


Tony Coleman's Tribute to Three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddie at 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival / audio interview

06/29/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Listen to "TC" Tony Coleman, Portlander and legendary drummer for BB King talk about his Tribute to BB, Albert and Freddie King at the 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival.on Monday, July ...


Photo by Diane Russell at 2019 Waterfront Blues Festival.

Curtis Salgado wins Blues Music Award for Best Male Soul Blues Singer/ All the other winners plus his OMN interview.

06/07/2021 | 1 comments

Oregon Treasure Curtis Salado, riding his latest album Damage Control, won the 2021 Blues Music Award for Best Male Soul Blues Singer. Here are all the rest of the winners plus the OMN Coffeeshop ...


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