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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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(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...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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Chance Hayden / The Comedown feat. Sarah Clarke / Video

09/28/2020 | 0 comments

A new video collaboration with Chance Hayden and Sarah Clarke.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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, ...

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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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