Drummer Ali Jackson celebrates the music of his mentor, Max Roach, in a one-night-only salute to the father of modern jazz drumming.
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!
Click to hear a story from two of Portland's talented high school musicians about their success at the Charles Mingus Competition in New York.
Click to hear the exclusive interview with Billy Childs about his new Grammy-award winning record, where he reimagines the work of his long-time idol, folk singer Laura Lyro.
With another year in the books, it's time to delve into our favorite albums of 2014. These ten records cover all manner of musical ground, from innovative trio work to bossa, nu-jazz and much more.