This month we go behind the mic with DJ John Church, host of Anywhere But Here every Wednesday night from 9-11 p.m. on KMHD.
Portland is known for many things: Hip-hop is not one of them. But once a month, a collection of music lovers converge on Mic Check, a showcase that features some of the best Portland hip-hop acts for a night of ferocious, brilliant rhymes and a deep appreciation for the culture. On the last Thursday of June, Mic Check held its one-year anniversary of professionally structured cyphers. But the question remains: Will this be the boost the city needs to make Portland a force in hip-hop?
The vibraphonist announced his retirement at 74 with little warning. Still in possession of his quicksilver fluidity and deep intuition, he spoke with Jazz Night during his farewell tour.
As 2017 began, innumerable music lovers lamented the loss of both Jimmy Makarounis and his storied venue. Now, Portland has a new venue for jazz called The Jack London Revue.
Photo: David Stuckey/OPB
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
We sat down with Peer Pressure's Farnell Newton to learn a little more about the man behind the mic.
Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista