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Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro


The low end has always been terra firma for Williams, one of the all-time great bassists in modern jazz. Hear highlights of a recent set with his post-bop ensemble, Something More.

Photo: Courtesy of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Lawrence Sumulong

Behind the Mic: Nicole D'Amato


We caught up to learn a little more about Nicole D'Amato, the host of Songs from Cloud 9.

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

Scenes From The Soul'd Out Music Festival


The Soul'd Out Music Festival comes to Portland April 19-23. Follow OPB's coverage for highlights from the shows, photography and what shows to see next.

Photo: David Stuckey/OPB

Soul'd Out Music Festival Brings Solange, Ohio Players, More To Portland


OPB sat down with Soul'd Out Music Festival co-founder Nicholas Harris for a conversation about the 2017 version of the festival, why soul music is desperately needed today and if he's expecting a riot when Dead Prez performs their classic hit 'Hip-Hop.'

Photo: Amy Harris/AP

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!


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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Notations From Jimmy Heath

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 9, 2017 9:11 a.m.

Deborah DeMoss Smith speaks with jazz saxophone legend Jimmy Heath. 

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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

WBGO+JAZZ.org | Nov. 15, 2016 2:08 p.m.

Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista

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Notations from… Charmaine Neville

KMHD Jazz Radio | Oct. 3, 2016 1:12 p.m.

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