Alicia Olatuja and Brian Blade & The Fellowship shared the stage at Revolution Hall on Thursday, February 25 for the PDX Jazz Festival. With Olatuja singing, her band featured Jon Cowherd on piano, David Rosenthal on guitar, Ben Williams on bass, and Ulysses Owens on drums. And with Blade behind the kit, The Fellowship are Cowherd (piano), Myron Walden (saxophone), Melvin Butler (saxophone), and Chris Thomas (bass). Read an interview with Blade by Nathan Rizzo.
Labels to Watch: PJCE, Dazzleships, Infinite Companion and Fluff & Gravy RecordsRobert Ham, Katey Trnka, Chris Young - Feb 22, 2019
Whether on cassette, vinyl or streaming online, Portland’s best sonic curators provide a diverse snapshot of what our city sounds like—from all sorts of jazz, to authentic singer-songwriters...
Korgy & Bass: 'The Toy Is Not The Piano' [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Feb 20, 2019
Delve into the weird, beat-sampling minds of the eclectic duo now and then don't miss them rocking this year's PDX Jazz Festival as part of the "Not Exactly Jazz" series at the White Eagle on...
Shook Twins: The Voices of BalanceSkylor Powell - Feb 14, 2019
Identical twin sisters Laurie and Katelyn Shook harmonize about the good men in their lives on their new LP. 'Some Good Lives' is out February 15 via Portland's Dutch Records, but get ready to...
Y La Bamba Soundtracks A MovementElizabeth Seward - Feb 1, 2019
A synchronous accompaniment to #MeToo, Y La Bamba's fifth record is a testament to the strength of women. “We are women, we are powerful,” Luz Elena Mendoza sings on the title track...