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Gary Burton: Retiring The Mallets


The vibraphonist announced his retirement at 74 with little warning. Still in possession of his quicksilver fluidity and deep intuition, he spoke with Jazz Night during his farewell tour.

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Jack London Revue Aims To Curate Diverse Range Of Music With Jazz As Foundation


As 2017 began, innumerable music lovers lamented the loss of both Jimmy Makarounis and his storied venue. Now, Portland has a new venue for jazz called The Jack London Revue.

Photo: David Stuckey/OPB

Behind the Mic: Mark Rini


We caught up with Mark Rini of the Soul Station (Tuesdays 9-11 pm) to learn more about the man behind the mic. 

Notations From....Stephanie Jordan Part 2


It's the second part in our conversation with vocalist Stephanie Jordan. 

The Jazz Detective: How One Man Searches The World For Lost Jazz Recordings


KMHD's Derek Smith sat down with Zev Feldman, a record executive who is known for unearthing some of the greatest discoveries of lost jazz recordings. They call him: The Jazz Detective.

Photo: Saga/ Sam Records

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!


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Behind the Mic: Allen Thayer

KMHD Jazz Radio | April 12, 2017 2:03 p.m.

DJ Allen Thayer hosts the Brazilian Beat on Saturdays, 9-11am.

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Notations from... Emmet Cohen

KMHD Jazz Radio | April 12, 2017 2:18 p.m.

Pianist Emmet Cohen answers questions about his life and the music. 

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Behind the Mic: Mark Montesano

KMHD Jazz Radio | March 3, 2017 8:37 a.m.

Mark Montesano, host of Hard Choices (Saturdays, 11am-1pm), tells us more about the man behind the mic. 

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Notations from Jimmy Heath...Part II

KMHD Jazz Radio | March 3, 2017 8:20 a.m.

Deborah DeMoss Smith speaks with jazz saxophone legend Jimmy Heath. 

Behind The Mic: Farnell Newton

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 9, 2017 9:18 a.m.

We sat down with Peer Pressure's Farnell Newton to learn a little more about the man behind the mic.

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Notations From Jimmy Heath

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 9, 2017 9:11 a.m.

Deborah DeMoss Smith speaks with jazz saxophone legend Jimmy Heath. 

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Notations from… Big Sam's Funky Nation

KMHD Jazz Radio | Nov. 8, 2016 1:37 p.m.

Behind the Mic: Aaron Bergeson (DJ Survival Skills)

KMHD Jazz Radio | Sept. 7, 2016 9:52 a.m.

Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista

WBGO+JAZZ.org | Nov. 15, 2016 2:08 p.m.

Musical Cannibalism With Cyro Baptista

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