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Dr. Dylan Dean: Breakfast Frittatas, Pistachio Crepes and more / Marti's Music Kitchen #42

05/31/2022 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL //  Dr. Dylan Dean, a busy man just brimming with creativity and drive, has been.playing violin since age seven and has always found a love of music and medicine. He and ...


Pretty Gritty's Final/Not Final show / Saturday, May 28 Artichoke Music Cafe

05/25/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pretty Gritty, a duo featuring Sarah Anne Wolfe and Blaine Heinonen has been around since they moved to Portland from the D.C. area twelve years ago. Now Sarah is moving to ...


Tony Huerta: Marti's Music Kitchen / Salmon Oscar and Parmesan Mushrooms from Take 6's Production Manager

05/10/2022 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Musician, Production Manager, engineer, singer, beatboxer Tony Hurerta LOVES to cook, especially with Marti!


Catherine Noll: From the Purple Onion to Pizzicato

04/22/2022 | 6 comments

By PAULA M. WALKER // To Oregon classical music enthusiasts, Catherine Noll was the second violinist in the Oregon Symphony for 25 years.  But in her 20s, she sang jazz in San Francisco and New ...


Mark and Autumn Powers: Marti's Music Kitchen / Grandma Irene’s Ham & Cabbage

03/01/2022 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Mark (drummer for Floater and others) and Autumn Powers (author and artist) cook with Marti in their kitchen!


Sam Henry and Chris Newman
Photo by David Wilds

Sam Henry: A remembrance from a bandmate.

02/24/2022 | 4 comments

By KELLY HALIBURTON // Portland drummer Sam Henry passed away recently. Read a fond remembrance from one of his bandmates.


Pete Peterson cooks with Marti Mendenall / Smoked Tri-Tip Wellington and All-American BBQ

02/01/2022 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Marti's Music Kitchen returns for season 3 with saxophonist Pete Peterson and his famous Smoked Tri-Tip Wellington and All American BBQ


A video Interview with Sabaton's Joakim Brodén

01/15/2022 | 0 comments

By MIKE LEWIS // Talking with Joakim Brodén of the Swedish metal band Sabaton. First in a series.


Trina Davidian: King Henry's Snacks, Cranberry Delight Cookies, Bear In The Pool / New episode of Marti's Music Kitchen

11/16/2021 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL //  Trina Davidian, owner of King Henry’s, a family-owned company that delivers custom trail mixes, nuts, candy, and other sweet snacks to stores all across North America. ...


In New Orleans! Chris Hannah: Marti's Music Kitchen / Cooking Bone Marrow Cream, Caviar, and Madeleines

10/26/2021 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Chris Hannah is a master bartender and owner of the Jewel of the South restaurant in New Orleans. Cooking Bone Marrow Cream, Caviar, and Madeleines, Chris takes over the ...


Photo: Jos and Tree

Stephanie Schneiderman's latest solo album Crossfire out now

10/01/2021 | 0 comments

By ANA AMMANN // On Crossfire, Stephanie Schneiderman takes matters into her own hands as an artist and first time producer on her own album.


Mike Collins of Rooftop Screamers : A new album / Q&A

09/21/2021 | 1 comments

BY ANA AMMANN // Portland, OR-based drummer and songwriter Mike Collins took socially distancing to the “Next Level” this past year, releasing an album’s worth of new material for his ...


Ms Sophie Lee: Marti's Music Kitchen in New Orleans' Three Muses / Bulgogi Bowl Cooking With Family

09/13/2021 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Straight from Frenchmen Street, New Orleans Marti joins Miss Sophie Lee, owner of the Three Muses restaurant, as well as singer/songwriter for her own band. Sophie cooks Ms. ...


Bruce Conte with Lydia Pense / Photo by Tina Abbaszadeh

Bruce Conte Tower of Power guitarist remembered by his friend Louis Pain

08/16/2021 | 8 comments

By LOUIS PAIN // Remembering Bruce Conte


Jason Fellman Marti's Music Kitchen EP34: / Stone Fruit Glazed Chicken Harefest J-Fell Presents Band Fanbase Secrets

07/16/2021 | 0 comments

By MARITI MENDENHALL // Jason Fellman owner and ambassador of Good Times at J-Fell Presents joins Marti to cook Stone Fruit Glazed Chicken    


Kris Deelane: The return of Marti's Music Kitchen!

06/25/2021 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // A big Welcome Home to Marti's Music Kitchen the Fun Music and Food Podcast, where anything can happen! She makes kale, tempeh and black bean street tacos, and a batch of out-of-this-world ...


Davell Crawford: The Piano Prince of New Orleans / audio

02/14/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI// Happy Mari Gras from OMN. Meet Davell Crawford the grandson of the man who wrote Jock-a-Mo (AKA Iko Iko). He is known as the piano prince of New Orleans. It's a Mardi Gras Day lagniapppe.


Eric Stern's Jukebox Radio Episode 9: Purple Haze on the accordion

02/07/2021 | 0 comments

by ERIC STERN / Jukebox Radio Episode 9: Purple Haze on the accordion. They said it couldn't be done. Plus a piano accordion primer.


Eric Stern Plays Sunny Side of the Street: Jukebox Radio Episode 8 / Stride piano Part 2

01/22/2021 | 0 comments

By ERIC STERN // As there is so much already out there on YouTube for this genre, this is just a short intro lesson for seasoned pianists, with an initial performance, of course.


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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