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Musicians At Large

by Navae Fiona Sometimes you have to search for gold and other times you find it has been under your nose the whole time. Such can be said of the talent prominent in Portland’s music scene. Both Sara Jackson Holman and Worth are prime examples of some of our hidden gems rapidly gaining attention. A […]

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Patrick Lamb – Defining Music

Although the soulful jazz saxophonist and vocalist Patrick Lamb is a Grammy-nominated, Muddy Award winning, multifaceted force, he’s hardly got it all figured out. What he has learned after traveling the world sharing sold-out stages with multiple Grammy winner Diane Schuur, Bobby Caldwell, Gino Vannelli, and the Tower of Power Rhythm Section is that life is a journey and you can redefine yourself along the way as long as you stay true to yourself.

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Ana Ammann – A Woman that Rocks

Ana Ammann is currently the publisher and a writer for Oregon Music News, hailed as “Oregon’s only all genre, online music magazine.” Although not a Portland native, she embodies some of the city’s greatest virtues, practicing and teaching community building techniques on a daily basis.

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China Forbes – Pink Martini

Forbes is working on a new album which she describes as, “Carole King meets Coldplay,” and writing a musical memoir for the stage – composed entirely of songs she’s written that have no place other than to make her friends laugh. She’s also filmed a few episodes of “Someone’s In the Kitchen with China”, a talk show shot in her kitchen. Lauderdale once said about her, “The thing about China Forbes is that she is truly a star in every sense. It’s like Bette Davis or Joan Crawford found their identities on the screen and similarly China is that kind of star.”

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