Now Playing:

Ingrid Jensen And Steve Treseler Play Kenny Wheeler

From the Pacific Northwest, two acolytes reimagine the catalog of a quietly influential trumpeter.

Photo: Steve Korn, Courtesy of the artists

A Jazz Life

A Jazz life is KMHD's story-telling project.  We've asked artists, celebrities, historians and enthusiasts to share a tale that shaped their appreciation for Jazz.  If you have a story, we'd like to hear it too!


Notations with Gregory Hutchinson

KMHD Jazz Radio | April 3, 2015 9:19 a.m.


Anat Cohen's Roots Of Rio | April 2, 2015 4:04 p.m.

The clarinetist has long been fascinated by choro, often called as "the New Orleans jazz of Brazil."

Notations with Javon Jackson

KMHD Jazz Radio | March 9, 2015 4:08 p.m.

Arts | Music

Billy Childs "Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro"

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 18, 2015 1:15 p.m.

Click to hear the exclusive interview with Billy Childs about his new Grammy-award winning record, where he reimagines the work of his long-time idol, folk singer Laura Lyro.


Behind the Mic: Jessica Rand

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 11, 2015 11:26 a.m.

Arts | Music

Notations with Calle Centenario

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 10, 2015 12:53 p.m.

Top Ten Albums of 2014

KMHD Jazz Radio | Dec. 28, 2014 5:30 p.m.

With another year in the books, it's time to delve into our favorite albums of 2014.  These ten records cover all manner of musical ground, from innovative trio work to bossa, nu-jazz and much more.


Albums We Love: David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"

KMHD Jazz Radio | Jan. 5, 2015 1:35 p.m.


An Interview with Herbie Hancock

KMHD Jazz Radio | Sept. 18, 2014 5:48 p.m.

Listen to our exclusive interview with Herbie Hancock ahead of his performance in Portland this weekend.

On Air Now

Upcoming Events

May 30, 2015
****KMHD DJ EVENT: Warren Black with the Bureau of Standards Big Band****
June 4, 2015
The Creative Music Guild Presents the “4th Annual Improvisation Summit of Portland”
June 6, 2015
Devin Phillips Band

more »