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Jef Brown's Saxophone

Airs at: Sun, 02/01/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Un-Herd
Jef Brown is indeed a multi-talented player. He has performed and recorded electric guitar and repaired countless tube amplifiers. But he is, to me, among the best tenor saxophone players in Portland. Sure, he breezed through a minimalistic, semi improvisational set includi... Read more

Jazz In The Afternoon

My guest on March 18 will be renowned trombonist Sonny Russo,who has retired to the Portland area after his 60-year career. Sonny will bring his own music and his inimitable stories! We'll touch, musically, also on Dave Frishberg's 76th birthday coming up March 23, and Nat "... Read more

Busy Week

It was a busy week for sure.  Not only did I host the Bread and Roses show, featuring Della Rae of DonorsResource.org and Janna Mock-Lopez of Goodness Magazine, which was such a treat to pull together, but I also came back the next day to create Saturday's, An Evening of Af... Read more

January 3rd - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, the Saturday, January 3rd show, An Evening of Afrotainment, was a bit reflective with a little nudge on how we the people, in 2009, can be change agents.  I went back in time to play some old "spirituals" using Amazing Grace and Ol' Man River as my easing i... Read more

December 27th - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, I really enjoy, listening to and playing for you, international music, which I strive to convey in the first hour of An Evening of Afrotainment.  My professional work as an event producer has taken me to many countries and I always take pause to inhale the ... Read more

Calmer Waters

Saturday, October 4th's show was wwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy better than the September 27th show because I felt better about the music.  The music spoke to me during the week as I spent nearly 4 hours in preparation just listening to the type of music I prefer.  Doing ... Read more

Jumped In With Both Feet

Well, I sat in the hot seat last weekend, Saturday, September 27, as I hosted my first music show; filling in for Deena...thanks to Brooke, my partner in crime that night, I wouldn't have gotten through that first hour without you...thanks again.  I'm hoping I can develop a... Read more

Boat Delivers Medecine Against Israeli Blockade

Airs at: Tue, 07/29/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  The Free Gaza movement is a group of international and Palestinian activists working to open the Gaza Strip, an area which is currently under siege by Israeli military forces.The group is currently in Cyprus loading medical supplies onto fishing ships. On Tuesday, they wi... Read more

Doug Haning - a Portland Pianist

Airs at: Wed, 02/06/2008 at 4:00pm
Doug Haning is a pianist living in Portland. He told me once of times when a pianist played bars typically before the DJ and Karaoke; he would play 6 hours, solo piano on occasion. He currently plays local jazz venues such as the Tugboat regularly in a variety of ensembles ... Read more

Portland Jazz Festival Report -- The Underground Players

Airs at: Thu, 02/21/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for
Without any interviewing nor broadcasting rights to any of the music from the jazz fest, I thought it appropriate to record underground events and street performers as a sort of underground coverage of jazz during this conglomerate international affair. Here are the happeni... Read more