In the ’70s, the clubs of North and NE Portland were full of jazz, funk and soul, made primarily by musicians of color. But sadly, much of the music went undocumented and many of the musicians were displaced. For one night only, The Unsung Heroes of Portland Soul—including Shirley Nanette, Gregg Smith, The Beyons and many more, plus the release of The Gangsters’ long-lost 1972 album (recorded by Thara Memory)—will come together backed by a band directed by the always funky Tony Ozier.
Tony Ozier and Rasheed Jamal 'Wake Up' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Aug 8, 2017
The Doo Doo Funkateer has emerged from the deep with fresh sounds and you'll get your first taste at the Mission Theater on August 11 with Jamal, DJ O.G. One and more. Leave a comment here to win...
It Takes A VillageFarnell Newton - Nov 2, 2016
Why did Farnell Newton help establish the Portland Black Music Festival? Because we have incredible strength when we come together.
Portland Rap: Recognized and RisingMac Smiff - Oct 19, 2015
From feeling pushed out to making progress, PDX hip-hop goes from surviving to thriving as veteran rappers support new, younger voices who seek to make an impact and find crossover success.
Hear Farnell Newton, Jarrod Lawson and Tony Ozier Spread 'Peace + Love'Chris Young - Feb 25, 2015
Your next chances to catch these smooth, soulful boys in action are February 27 at Lawson's Asian send-off party, First Thursday's Dookie Jam, or Newton's March 21 birthday bash and CD release...
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