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A Tribute to Jazz Town! We catch up with composer and pianist Darrell Grant as he performs his latest work. Meet renown trumpeter, Farnell Newton, who can teach us a thing or two about music and social media. See how Pink Martini embraces performer Storm Large, and watch Thara Memory's jazz orchestra take on the competition of a lifetime!

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Jazz Pianist And Composer Darrell Grant

In jazz pianist Darrell Grant's new album, "The Territory," he explores the landscape and the ideas that make up the state of Oregon. 

Music | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Trumpeter Farnell Newton

Trumpeter Farnell Newton plays, composes and teaches.

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Pink Martini And Storm Large

"Oregon Art Beat" first profiled Storm Large when she was singing in clubs with her band, The Balls. Now, we reconnect with her as she sings with Pink Martini.

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Art Beat Update: Thara Memory

Jazz legend Thara Memory takes his high school jazz orchestra to the prestigious Essentially Ellington completion in New York, hoping to grab first prize.

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