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!
Bought together by a vocalist and natural ringleader, an up-and-coming scene assembles after hours.
Photo: Lawrence Sumulong, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Legendary New Orleans musician and composer Allen Toussaint, who penned such classics as "Working in a Coal Mine" and "Lady Marmalade," has died after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in Spain. He was 77.
Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP
Click to hear a story from two of Portland's talented high school musicians about their success at the Charles Mingus Competition in New York.
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.