Photo: Dennis Stock
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!
This week: GEORGE FENDEL
The Cookers plays Portland on Wednesday and trumpeter/founder, David Weiss, spoke with KMHD and shared his stories. Listen to the story here.
KMHD | Sept. 03, 2014 12:57 p.m.
Portishead meets jazz? Not really a surprise, if you were a fan of the British 90’s trip-hop icons who knew the ins and outs of cool jazz.
KMHD | June 02, 2014 2:41 p.m.
Watch Portland's "Pillar of Soul" Ural Thomas perform with his band live at the Doug Fir.
KMHD | July 29, 2014 11:57 a.m.
Art Blakey was known for spotting young talent, and it turns out his protégé, Wynton Marsalis, is going to be known for the same. Marsalis spotted the young and immensely talented pianist, Aaron Diehl.
KMHD | Aug. 12, 2014 2:13 p.m.
Bassist Essiet Essiet says he's often questioned not only about jazz but about his name. Given to the first born son, the double name is a tradition in Nigeria, his family's homeland. The acclaimed artist offers more on his background and his affinity for jazz.
KMHD | June 11, 2014 11:45 a.m.
Weekends at KMHD end on a perfect note when drummer and DJ Carlton Jackson brings The Message to you each Sunday night from 7-10 pm. It's a powerful journey through the spiritual and thoughtful sounds of jazz, filtered through African-American consciousness. Here are a few personal revelations from behind the mic with Carlton.
OPB | May 28, 2014 12:03 a.m.
Scroggins was one of the city's most celebrated side musicians, and a formidable interpreter of stride, blues, and gospel in her own right.