Topic: Arts

David Weiss of the Cookers

KMHD |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.

Coming 11/3: Thara Memory

KMHD |Sept. 23, 2014 12:18 p.m.

Coming soon: Jazz educator, Thara Memory, and leader of the American Music Program, tells about the nervousness that overcame him when Eddie Harris instructed him to play a well-known tune.

Coming 10/27: Hailey Niswanger

KMHD |Sept. 23, 2014 11:45 a.m.

Coming soon: Hailey Niswanger is a successful, young saxophonist and a native of Oregon. She tells the story of her time spent working on writing a song with the late composer/arranger Norman Leyden.

Coming 10/20: Mark Rini

KMHD |Sept. 23, 2014 11:34 a.m.

Coming soon: KMHD's host of the Soul Station, Mark Rini, tells the story of the time saxophonist/flute player Charles Lloyd "forgot to give back" the book that Rini lent him. Be sure and tune in!

Coming 10/13: Bennie Maupin

KMHD |Sept. 23, 2014 11:13 a.m.

Coming soon: Jazz legend, saxophonist/flutist, Bennie Maupin, shares a moment frozen in his mind about a chance meeting with John Coltrane.

Coming 10/6: Ryan Meagher

KMHD |Sept. 23, 2014 10:26 a.m.

Coming soon: Ryan Meagher shares a story about an encounter with his idol, guitar legend Jim Hall.

George Fendel

KMHD |Sept. 11, 2014 10:42 a.m.

George Fendel kicks off KMHD's new series "A Jazz Life," telling a tale of a time he was taken into the vaults of Prestige Records and touched the keys of the piano that his idol, Bill Evans, had once played.

Albums We Love: Get the Blessing's "Lope and Antilope"

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.

Notations from Essiet Essiet

KMHD |Aug. 12, 2014 2:13 p.m.

Bassist Essiet Essiet says he's often questioned not only about jazz but about his name. Given to the first born son, the double name is a tradition in Nigeria, his family's homeland. The acclaimed artist offers more on his background and his affinity for jazz.

Montavilla Jazz Festival: New Frontiers in Jazz

KMHD |Aug. 11, 2014 10 a.m.

KMHD is proud to sponsor the first annual Montavilla Jazz Festival, happening August 16th and 17th in the Montavilla neighborhood.  This two day festival focuses entirely on the new sound of Portland jazz.

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