From gigging with the likes of James Brown, Dizzy
Gillespie and the Commodores to long tenures in Mel Brown’s and Leroy
Vinnegar’s bands, trumpeter-composer Thara Memory has earned a deserved
Outer Worlds is a new biweekly column from one of WW's regular music writers, Robert Ham, that will explore those artists, albums and genres which sometimes get short shrift within the pages of our print edition—those musical outliers that work outside the pop music continuum. Jazz is a genre that is never far from my mind, but it has been occupying my thoughts quite a lot over the past week. Some ...
Jazz Conversation: Roy Nathanson & Curtis Fowlkes with Marty Hughley, Sunday, Feb. 19, at The Art BarThese Jazz Passengers know an awful lot about the New York
scene, and hopefully they’ve got
There's a lot to like about local songwriter Dustin Hamman: he plays under the clever moniker of Run On Sentence (yes, we journalists are biased towards fellow word nerds); he peddles an earthy, catchy fusion of folk, blues, jazz and roots; and in the indie-music sea of bad bum-fluff beards and ironic moustaches, he stands tall with a proud with a truly spectacular crop of bushy facial hair: That's ...
Portland's Creative Music Guild sent us word of their FREE outdoorsy live music show this Saturday today...far to late to make it in to Wednesday's print edition of WW without aid of a time machine. But the gig, which features jazz from the Outside Music Ensemble atop bucolic Powell Butte, is worth a late notice shout-out. Consider yourselves notified, Portland: Outside Music Ensemble For ...