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Ryan Meagher: Coffeeshop Conversations #156 Montavilla Jazz Festival 2018 curator tells us who's who

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ryan Meagher, one of the curators of the Montavilla Jazz Festival (August 18 & 19) talks about ALL of the performers!

Back at World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan in the world famous Cupping Room after a week in the OMN booth at the Waterfront Blues Festival.

I’ve got composer/guitarist Ryan Meagher in here with me, continuing something that I find fascinating, that’s when we bring in the curator of one of Portland’s music festivals and have them talk about the performers they’ve booked into the festival.

The Montavilla Jazz Festival returns this year on Saturday and Sunday August 18 and 19. It’s the most adventurous of all the festivals. Ryan will also be performing. We’ll hear at tune from his latest album Evil Twin at the end of our conversation.

The festival is, if not a part of, at least very closely aligned with the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble organization which is very active in bringing a special kind of Jazz to us on a regular basis.

Ryan’s been in the coffeshop before, and he’s always welcome.

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Dave Lazuli

Montavilla Jazz Fest is for the rich white people in the neighborhood it really is contributing to gentrification. Sad all these out of towners ruining our neighborhood and city.

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