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An Interview with GoGo Penguin

Listen to an interview with GoGo Penguin pianist Chris Illingsworth ahead of the band's performance with the Mattson 2 at Portland's Star Theater.

Sidewalk Chalk: Sound Check Session

The Chicago band plays a soundcheck session at Portland's newest basement venue, Jack London Revue

Photo: Andrew Barrick/opbmusic

Behind the Mic: John Church

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.

The Miseducation Of Portland Hip-Hop

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?

Gary Burton: Retiring The Mallets

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.

Photo: NPR

Jack London Revue Aims To Curate Diverse Range Of Music With Jazz As Foundation

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

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


Behind the Mic: Allen Thayer

KMHD Jazz Radio | April 12, 2017 2:03 p.m.

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


Notations from... Emmet Cohen

KMHD Jazz Radio | April 12, 2017 2:18 p.m.

Pianist Emmet Cohen answers questions about his life and the music. 


Behind the Mic: Mark Montesano

KMHD Jazz Radio | March 3, 2017 8:37 a.m.

Mark Montesano, host of Hard Choices (Saturdays, 11am-1pm), tells us more about the man behind the mic. 


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

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