We’re a month away from iconic veteran jazz pianist Stanley Cowell‘s debut concert in Portland, and we’ve got a special addition to the show that you won’t want to miss. Robert Dietsche, author of the 2005 book Jumptown: The Golden Years of Portland Jazz 1942-1957, will be conducting a rare Jazz Conversation with Cowell regarding his hometown of Toledo, the influence of Art Tatum on his piano playing, the groundbreaking Strata-East Records sound he helped pioneer, and more prior to the beginning of Cowell’s second set at The Old Church on September 16. Dietsche has taught courses in jazz history at Oregon colleges and universities and was the longtime host of “Jazzville” on Oregon Public Broadcasting radio. His writings about jazz have appeared in numerous publications, including Jazz Journal, The Oregonian, Willamette Week, Pittsburgh Press, and The Toledo Blade. If you haven’t gotten your tickets for this fantastic event yet, you can do so by clicking here.