Oregon’s Bluesman: Norman SylvesterJory Farr - May 7, 2020
In 1987, B.B. King told a 42-year-old Norman Sylvester to devote himself full time to music. The Boogie Cat heeded that advice and became his own ambassador of blues: "Musicians are messengers. We...
A Portlander’s Guide To JazzChris Young - Feb 4, 2016
From jazz in pop culture to the essential PDX jazz records to where you can experience it live, here's a crash course in local jazz.
Oregon Music Hall of Fame: Honoring The Past, Building The FutureDon Campbell - Nov 11, 2014
“The whole message is to recognize Oregon’s musical past, and use that as a vehicle for education to support Oregon’s musical future.” Photo by John Alcala
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