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The Jazz Detective: How One Man Searches The World For Lost Jazz Recordings

KMHD's Derek Smith sat down with Zev Feldman, a record executive who is known for unearthing some of the greatest discoveries of lost jazz recordings. They call him: The Jazz Detective.

Photo: Saga/ Sam Records

Scenes From The Soul'd Out Music Festival

The Soul'd Out Music Festival comes to Portland April 19-23. Follow OPB's coverage for highlights from the shows, photography and what shows to see next.

Photo: Meerah Powell/OPB

Soul'd Out Music Festival Brings Solange, Ohio Players, More To Portland

OPB sat down with Soul'd Out Music Festival co-founder Nicholas Harris for a conversation about the 2017 version of the festival, why soul music is desperately needed today and if he's expecting a riot when Dead Prez performs their classic hit 'Hip-Hop.'

Photo: Amy Harris/AP

5 Shows To See At Soul'd Out 2017

KMHD DJ Derek Smith tells us his most anticipated acts for Portland's annual Soul'd Out Festival. 

Photo: Courtesy of the Soul'D Out Music Festival

Arturo O'Farrill Presents 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues'

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra imagines a musical dialogue flowing freely between the U.S. and Cuba.

Photo: David Garten, Courtesy of Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

Behind the Mic: Allen Thayer

DJ Allen Thayer hosts the Brazilian Beat on Saturdays, 9-11am.

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 from Jimmy Heath...Part II

KMHD Jazz Radio | March 3, 2017 8:20 a.m.

Deborah DeMoss Smith speaks with jazz saxophone legend Jimmy Heath. 

Behind The Mic: Farnell Newton

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 9, 2017 9:18 a.m.

We sat down with Peer Pressure's Farnell Newton to learn a little more about the man behind the mic.


Notations From Jimmy Heath

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 9, 2017 9:11 a.m.

Deborah DeMoss Smith speaks with jazz saxophone legend Jimmy Heath. 


Notations from… Big Sam's Funky Nation

KMHD Jazz Radio | Nov. 8, 2016 1:37 p.m.

Behind the Mic: Aaron Bergeson (DJ Survival Skills)

KMHD Jazz Radio | Sept. 7, 2016 9:52 a.m.

Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista | Nov. 15, 2016 2:08 p.m.

Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista


Notations from… Charmaine Neville

KMHD Jazz Radio | Oct. 3, 2016 1:12 p.m.

Notations from... Camila Meza

KMHD Jazz Radio | Sept. 6, 2016 2:21 p.m.

Behind the Mic: Matt Berger

KMHD Jazz Radio | Jan. 12, 2016 10:30 a.m.

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April 23, 2017
Musical Inspiration – Honoring Jimmy Mak
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ELLA at 100 – Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday!
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