Billy Childs "Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro"

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.

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!

SpokFrevo Orquestra: Carnival And Jazz

A 17-piece jazz-influenced band from Brazil presents its adventurous take on a holiday tradition.

Photo: Beto Figueiroa, Courtesy of the artist

Top Ten Albums of 2014

KMHD Jazz Radio | Dec. 28, 2014 5:30 p.m.

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.


Albums We Love: David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"

KMHD Jazz Radio | Jan. 5, 2015 1:35 p.m.


An Interview with Herbie Hancock

KMHD Jazz Radio | Sept. 18, 2014 5:48 p.m.

Listen to our exclusive interview with Herbie Hancock ahead of his performance in Portland this weekend.

NW Life | Music | Arts

Notations from Javier Nero

KMHD Jazz Radio | Dec. 8, 2014 4:21 p.m.


Jon Batiste Leads A Private Street Parade Atop A Fort

NPR | Nov. 7, 2014 7:25 a.m.

O'er the ramparts of 190-year-old Fort Adams, the bandleader urged our cameras to "Believe In Love."

Music | Arts

Albums We Love: Gogo Penguin "V2.0"

KMHD Jazz Radio | Nov. 6, 2014 12:09 p.m.

Notations from Grace Kelly

KMHD Jazz Radio | Nov. 10, 2014 12:47 p.m.


Notations from Harold Mabern

KMHD Jazz Radio | Sept. 8, 2014 2:55 p.m.

Pianist Harold Mabern has played with such notables as Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis; but it's his own music that continues to garner acclaim.

NW Life | Music | Arts

David Weiss of the Cookers

KMHD Jazz Radio | Sept. 29, 2014 10:48 a.m.

The Cookers plays Portland on Wednesday and trumpeter/founder, David Weiss, spoke with KMHD and shared his stories. Listen to the story here.

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The Morning Session's DJ Derek Smith spinning an all vinyl set of jazz, soul and eclectic goodness
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Diego Figueiredo/Cyrille Aimée Quintet

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