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Eric Stern plays "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" (Stride Piano Part 1) / Jukebox Radio #7

01/11/2021 | 0 comments

JUKEBOX RADIO EPISODE 7-STRIDE PIANO Part 1! While it IS all about the bass, to really learn about Stride Piano, you first gotta learn about Ragtime, and to learn about Ragtime you gotta learn about the ...


June Millington // Photo by Per Grandin

Fanny Celebrates Fifty: Q&A with June Millington / OMN Best-of 2020

01/01/2021 | 1 comments

By ANA AMMANN // Before the Go-Go's or Sleater-Kinney, Fanny was the first all-female band to release an album on a major label. We checked in with band founder, June Millington, on the 50th anniversary ...


Eric Stern Plays Farid al Atrache's Hebbina (Arabic Music Part 2, the Oud) فريد الأطرش - حبينا حبينا / Jukebox Radio episode 6

12/26/2020 | 0 comments

By ERIC STERN//  I play Hebbina, Hebbina by one of the luminaries of Egypt's Golden Age of Music--composer, oudist, singer Farid al Atrache. In this episode I delve further into the structure of Arabic ...


Eric Stern plays Farid al Atrache's Noura Noura نورة يانورة (Arabic Music Part 1)/ Jukebox Radio #5

12/22/2020 | 0 comments

By ERIC STERN // You'll hear me and my Arabic-tuned accordion play Noura Noura by Farid al-Atrache. Following, I'll give an introduction to Arabic music. Give it a look...who knows maybe you'll find ...


Eric Stern plays and sings Chanukah Oy Chanukah / Jukebox Radio #4

12/12/2020 | 0 comments

I sing the popular holiday song in Yiddish and then THINGS GET REAL. Watch until the end and you'll get to know the real me. 


Photo by Lynne Duddy

Eric Stern' s Jukebox #3: Django's Minor Swing

12/09/2020 | 0 comments

A new episode of Eric Stern's Jukebox Radio features his  take on Django Reinhardt's Minor Swing. Performance followed by a highly technical explanation. This one is for the accordionists!


Photo by Lauren Segal

Jerry Joiner aka Girlfriends: After 10 years of silence, the multi-instrumentalist teases hopeful new content

11/07/2020 | 0 comments

By GAVIN MAJESKI // Will Jerry Joiner/Girlfriends' new album drop in December? Maybe. Maybe not.


Quinn Brown aka Quiet Bison: A blend bending toward the future

10/26/2020 | 0 comments

By GAVIN MAJESKI // Quiet Bison's latest 2019 EP, “Nightfall” was inspired by the artist’s struggle with insomnia and is encapsulated beautifully with seven atmospheric, and densely textured ...


The Next Stage: Six months after the industry shutdown, Oregon musicians reflect on the return of live performances

09/22/2020 | 0 comments

By RACHEL GOOD // Several Oregon musicians and their deep feelings about performing and not performing.


Lee Fields: A Soul man in his own right / Audio

09/02/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Go deep with Soul singer Lee Fields. A Coffeeshop Conversation without the coffeeshop.


OMN Legacy story: Inessa dives into the dream-state mind of Tempest Gold / audio

08/31/2020 | 0 comments

By INESSA // Two interviews by Inessa plus three videos with Chris Elorek and his Tempest Gold./ Originally published on August 19, 2018


Binge: Cherie Johnson makes Pasta Carbonara with Greg Slim Lively Johnson / Marti's Music Kitchen EP #20

08/24/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Cherie Johnson, music promoter and curator of Cherie’s Blues Highway makes homemade pasta and her famous Pasta Carbonara with hubby, Greg Slim Lively Johnson, President of ...


We Got Next Empowers the Next Generation of Portland DJs

08/16/2020 | 1 comments

By RACHEL GOOD // Jené Etheridge and Shira Dennis (DJs Black Daria and Shi Shi) are helping to shape the Portland DJ community.


Binging with Marti: All Classical's Suzanne Nance makes quiche with Marti: Marti's Music Kitchen

08/14/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Portland’s Queen of Classical, Suzanne Nance is an award-winning broadcaster, amazingly talented soprano, President and CEO of All-Classical Portland and host of Sunday ...


Photo by Ashley Walters

Blossom + Sanctuary Produce Farms : R&B singer stops to smell (and grow) the cauliflower

07/24/2020 | 0 comments

By RACHEL GOOD// Share the land: singer Blossom reimagines community supported agriculture at Sanctuary Produce Farm.


Remembering John Callahan: Our coverage of his life and death ten years later

07/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Callahan died on July 24, 2010. An acerbic, hilarious cartoonist and a Portland icon and a musician, too. Here's how we covered his death the next day and the days that followed. ...


Allen Toussaint 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Allen Toussaint: Familiar songs and brand new tunes at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - video interview and review

07/01/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Allen Toussaint played the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival on July 3. He died the following November. Here's a video interview from a few weeks before the festival.Plus coverage of the ...


Denson at the 2013 Waterfront Blues Festival Photo by Jon T. Cruz

Karl Denson: Waterfront Blues Festival, July 5, 2013 / Audio interview

06/30/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karl Denson fills a very important place in the Jazz/Funk nexus. His tunes are complex enough to make any Jazz fan happy, but funky enough to make you dance. This was the original function ...


The best Jazz gig ever: Heat, humidity, Dianne Reeves and a little girl

05/29/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // One memorable night with Dianne Reeves, a little girl and cigarettes.


Joe Henderson

The Worst Jazz Gig Ever!

05/25/2020 | 0 comments

Bill Royston spins the tale of the worst Jazz gig ever...including No Show Joe Henderson.


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