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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!
NPR | Nov. 07, 2014 7:25 a.m.
O'er the ramparts of 190-year-old Fort Adams, the bandleader urged our cameras to "Believe In Love."
KMHD | Nov. 10, 2014 12:47 p.m.
NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 7:58 a.m.
James Brown is featured in the new biopic Get On Up. In '80s and '90s, Terry Gross talked with his biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, she talked with Brown himself.
KMHD | Sept. 30, 2014 1:12 p.m.
All that the great jazz singer, Helen Merrill, needed to do was open her mouth once and she was a star. This recently re-released rare Italian recording is nothing short of sublime: a noir-ish jazz singer combined with Piero Umiliani, an arranger and composer of Italian exploitation and spaghetti western film scores.
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.