KMHD Studio Session: Tord Gustavsen Quartet

Watch a performance from the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival inside the KMHD studios with the Tord Gustavsen Quartet.

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) in the United States and while we may listen to the music everyday, this month presents an excellent opportunity to dig a little deeper into the world of jazz. 

Photo: Chuck Stewart, Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

Chuck Stewart recently unveiled 50-year-old shots of John Coltrane recording his masterpiece.

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Recap: An Interview with Ahmad Jamal

KMHD | Feb. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Living legend, Ahmad Jamal, is arguably one of the greatest pianists in jazz history. Click to listen to an interview with the legendary musician.

Arts | Music

Notations from Chris Brown

KMHD | March 03, 2014 1:41 p.m.

An interview with drummer and saxophonist, Chris Brown.

Arts | Music

Albums We Love: Derrick Hodge's "Live Today"

KMHD | Feb. 28, 2014 12:21 p.m.

What the heck is happening to Blue Note? The direction of Blue Note raises the issue of what jazz is and how its always changing.

Arts | Music

The Girl With the Golden Voice: Grammy nominee Cecile McLorin Salvant’s timeless originality

KMHD | Jan. 09, 2014 1:58 p.m.

What makes a voice timeless? What makes Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, or Nina Simone sound distinct?

Music

Neighborhood Series: Kneebody

KMHD | Jan. 28, 2014 10:35 a.m.

Watch Kneebody perform a song from their new album "The Line" at the Alberta Street pub.  Installment #2 of our neighborhood series.

Music

Top Ten Albums of 2013

KMHD | Dec. 17, 2013 11 a.m.

Check out our favorite albums of the year, with this excellent list of recordings ranging in style from soul-jazz, vocals, spiritual, avant-garde, latin and much, much more.

Arts | Music

Notations with Louis Hayes

KMHD | Feb. 11, 2014 1:56 p.m.

Ever wonder where Hayes acquired his appetite for jazz? Or which artists Hayes admires most? Join Deborah DeMoss Smith for a glimpse into the jazz-soul of Louis Hayes.

Music

Neighborhood Series: Trio Subtonic

KMHD | Jan. 06, 2014 2:05 p.m.

Watch Portland's Trio Subtonic play a cut from their new album "Night Runners" in KMHD's new video series.

Music

Behind the Mic with Paula Walker

KMHD | Feb. 12, 2014 12:23 p.m.

Paula Walker, formerly of The Bridge, has been with KMHD for over a decade. She has an exciting new show called CineJazz, every Sunday between 2 and 4pm. We caught up with her to learn a little more about her show and about who she is behind the mic!

Music

The 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Concert

NPR | Jan. 14, 2014 1:33 p.m.

Anthony Braxton, Richard Davis, Jamey Aebersold and Keith Jarrett are honored in live performance.

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