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Mel Brown: Coffeeshop Conversation #89 - A special show at the 2017 Portland Jazz Festival

By TOM D'ANTONI // Celebrating 100 years of Dizzy Gillespie at the festival 

Today at World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan in Portland we’ve got probably the best known Jazz musician in Oregon. Mel Brown is here for a Coffeeshop Conversation.

Mel is here to talk about a special performance which includes John Faddis at the upcoming Portland Jazz Festival commemorating the 100th year of Dizzy Gillespie on Wednesday, February 22. We’ll find out all about it.

And how is he doing now that Jimmy Mak’s his three-gig-a-week home is closed and Jimmy is gone. What about the plans for a new club? And what’s he doing in the meantime?

He’s got a great Dizzy Gillespie story. Every Dizzy Gillespie story is a great one.

Many thanks to musician, luthier and audio production wiz Mike Doolin for fixing the audio.

Mel Brown is the dean of Oregon Jazz. Let’s talk to him:

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I thought all Podcasts from the fest were placed on the web site the next day? Mel Brown was to discuss the close of Jimmy Mak's and the life of Jimmy at the Art Bar 4:30PM Feb 18. Why isn't the podcast up here?

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