Neighborhood Series: Ural Thomas and the Pain

Watch Portland's "Pillar of Soul" Ural Thomas perform with his band live at the Doug Fir.

Photo: David Katzenstein

Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

Click to hear a conversation with violinist Regina Carter about her newest project, Southern Comfort.

Photo: John Rogers for NPR

The Future Of Intense Art: A Free-Jazz Event Looks Forward

The Vision Festival, now in its 19th year, is targeting community outreach and childhood education.


'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

NPR | March 28, 2014 8:34 a.m.

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


Behind the Mic with Carlton Jackson, The Message

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.


KMHD Studio Session: Tord Gustavsen Quartet

KMHD | April 14, 2014 2:43 p.m.

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

Portland Piano Legend Janice Scroggins Dies

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.

Music | NW Life

Notations from Steve Christofferson

KMHD | June 09, 2014 1:02 p.m.

Jazz pianist Steve Christofferson says he was in elementary school when he discovered his parents’ LP jazz collection.  Long an accompanist for singers (think Nancy King), he’s just at home with his own music. Recently, we chatted about his guitar-influenced playing and his desire not to be too polished.

Arts | Music | Oregon

Photo Slideshow: Bruce Polonsky

KMHD | Feb. 18, 2014 3:49 p.m.

Click to view a slide show of Bruce Polonsky's extraordinary jazz photographs and hear an audio interview with the man who's been documenting American jazz music for most of his life.

Arts | Music

Women in Jazz

KMHD | March 12, 2014 1:35 p.m.

This year it's time to celebrate the significant contributions that women have made to jazz music in recent years. The volume of female instrumentalists playing jazz has never been as high as it is today.

Arts | Music

Albums We Love: Brandee Younger's "Prelude"

KMHD | May 06, 2014 10:10 a.m.

The harp may be one of the most obscure instruments in jazz, but as proven in the later part of the 60’s, the harp can lead a band in style, just as well as any horn or common rhythm section instrument.

Arts | Music

Notations with Cindy Blackman Santana

KMHD | May 07, 2014 12:05 p.m.

Click the link to learn more about the incredible life of jazz drummer, Cindy Blackman Santana.

Arts | Music

Notations with Dave Frishberg

OPB | April 09, 2014 2:25 p.m.

Deborah DeMoss Smith recently spoke with veteran jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, Dave Frishberg. Incidentally, Frishberg is also a resident of Portland.

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