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Portland Jazz Club Jimmy Mak’s To Close At Year’s End


The curtain is falling on twenty years of music and memories as Jimmy Mak’s owner seeks a buyer.

Photo: David Stuckey/OPB

The Legacy Of The Benny Goodman Quartet


One of jazz's first racially integrated bands made a white clarinet player a star. Hear a tribute.

Photo: NPR

Albums We Love: Gene Shaw's 'Breakthrough'


Time to catch up with an underrated gem from 1962, the debut of trumpeter Gene Shaw on the Argo label.

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!

Views From The 6: Tales Of The Portland Jazz Scene


From Ron Steen playing his first gig with Etta James to Carlton Jackson reliving racism in his own city, these stories are deep, funny, inspiring and add soul to Portland's rich history.

Photo: Jason Bernet/OPB

Listen: How Portland Jazz Evolved Over Nearly 70 Years


Hear more of the artists and songs featured in "Jazz Town" with these playlists, plus take a look at the future of Portland jazz.

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Behind the Mic: Aaron Bergeson (DJ Survival Skills)

KMHD Jazz Radio | Sept. 7, 2016 9:52 a.m.
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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.
Arts | local | NW Life | Music | 'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

The New Scene: 4 Spots To Hear Jazz In Portland

OPB | April 11, 2016 7 a.m.

Something as transcendent as jazz never truly dies, and the whispers of the golden era can be heard at several spots around the city of Portland today.    

Food | History | Music | 'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Swingin' Albina: Portland’s Once Great Jazz Neighborhood

OPB | April 5, 2016 3:39 p.m.

Not so long ago, a small segregated neighborhood in Portland was home to one of the more fascinating and vibrant jazz scenes in the United States.

Arts | Music

Notations from… Corcoran Holt Pt. 2

KMHD Jazz Radio | May 9, 2016 1:19 p.m.

Bassist Cocoran Holt suggests music to listen to and gives us a glimpse into his past on this second edition of Notations...

Arts | local | NW Life | Music | 'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Newly Discovered Photos: Jazz Legends Playing Portland

OPB | April 11, 2016 7 a.m.

See previously unknown photos of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and more performing during the prime of  Portland's Jazz Town.

Arts | Music

KMHD's Top 10 Jazz Albums Of 2015

KMHD Jazz Radio | Dec. 4, 2015 10:42 a.m.

The staff at KMHD listened to tons of music this year and hand picked the top 10 jazz albums of 2015.

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