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Records Reveal Allegations Against Late Portland Jazz Great Thara Memory

Portland Tribune | July 27, 2017 8:52 a.m.

Newly released police reports show that the alleged high school victims of Thara Memory, a celebrated Portland jazz performer and teacher, wrestled with an unusual dilemma last year when contacted by a detective.

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Portland Musician And Educator Thara Memory Dead At 68

OPB | June 18, 2017 12:55 p.m. | Portland

The Portland trumpeter's legacy was clouded in his final few months of life by sex abuse charges.

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Grammy Winner Esperanza Spalding Headlines Benefit Concert For Jazz Education

OPB | Aug. 15, 2013 4:30 p.m.

Esperanza Spalding headlines a concert of homegrown jazz talent to benefit the music education program of one of her mentors, Thara Memory.

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Young Pianist Charles Brown III On Auditioning For Thara Memory

OPB | Feb. 12, 2013 7:15 a.m.

Sixteen-year-old jazz pianist Charles Brown III talks about what it's like to audition for the prestigious American Music Program's Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra.