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Celebrating Billie Holiday's Centennial With Cassandra Wilson

One of today's top singers turns her blues, country and folk-tinged delivery on Holiday's songbook.

Photo: Mark Seliger, Courtesy of the artist

Behind The Mic: Mark Montesano

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

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!

Jack London Bar To Be Portland’s Newest Home For Jazz

Owners of Dante's, Star Theater and Bar XV joined forces with the Soul'd Out Music Festival to offer a refuge for bands and fans.

Photo: April Baer/OPB


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.
NW Life | local | Arts | 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.    

Music | History | Food | '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.

Music | Arts

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...

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March 28, 2017
**KMHD DJ Event: Listening to the History of Jazz - The Earliest Recorded Roots of Jazz hosted by KMHD Radio’s Mark Montesano**
March 29, 2017
**KMHD DJ Event: The Morning Session's DJ Derek Smith***
March 31, 2017
The Hot Club of Hawthorne at the Secret Society

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