For years DJ Steve Cushing has aired Blues Before Sunrise, the "Blues Heritage Showcase." Broadcast from 12:00 a.m. to 7 a.m., Blues Before Sunrise has long served an audience that includes loyal home listeners, musicians lounging on break, lovers in their living rooms, cab drivers and other service workers pulling the graveyard, and even teen airwave surfers discovering an entire musical world peopled by cats who were hip before them. The show features a different decade of heritage blues each hour.
Keep your weekend rolling along with the swing and sophistication of great hard bop and modal music! Hard Choices explores the best and most innovative Jazz from the 50’s and 60’s, featuring legendary bands, master composers, rare gems and contemporary and folk Jazz influenced by this prestigious era. Join host Mark Montesano for Miles, Trane, Monk, Mingus, Shorter, Roach and so much more!
Join us on Saturday afternoons for KMHD’s all-vocal Jazz program. “Songs from Cloud Nine” explores the compendium of Jazz singing tradition. You’ll hear long lost favorites from bygone eras, as well as new sounds from today. It’s the 100+ year history of Jazz vocals in a neat, 2 hour package – every Saturday! Hosted by Nicole D'Amato.
Hosted by Jeff Haas. The New Jazz Archive explores themes, artists, and trends that make up the Jazz universe.
Jazz West is KMHD’s new west coast and cool Jazz program. Perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon, host Ken Collura brings you the music and the stories behind the songs and the artists that made them. It’s the walking bass, the soft horns, the cool moods – every Saturday on KMHD.
In text books, the Golden Age of Jazz is music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. But, to the modern ear, the sounds of the 50s, 60s, and 70s tend to be what we think of when we're talking "classic jazz." Join host Andrew Dowd as he presents The Gold Standard which explores Jazz's NEW "Golden Age." From classic label output, to the trends and styles, to the musicians that made it happen - the Gold Standard is solid - start to finish.