Topic: Arts

Alan Jones

KMHD |Dec. 15, 2014 1:59 p.m.

Alan Jones is a local drummer and music educator at the Alan Jones Academy of Music. He tells the a very funny story of his time playing and hanging out with the free-spirited saxophonist, Jim Pepper.

Notations from Javier Nero

KMHD |Dec. 08, 2014 4:21 p.m.

Albums We Love: Jason Moran's "All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller"

KMHD |Dec. 03, 2014 11:59 a.m.

Albums We Love: Gogo Penguin "V2.0"

KMHD |Nov. 06, 2014 12:09 p.m.

Carlton Jackson

KMHD |Oct. 17, 2014 12:07 p.m.

Coming soon: Carlton Jackson tells the story of two great drummers he's had encounters with: Steve Gadd and Panama Francis. Jackson's infectious humor sheds light on the human side of these jazz icons.

Mel & Chris Brown

KMHD |Oct. 16, 2014 2:18 p.m.

Mel Brown, a Portland jazz legend, with a weekly gig at Jimmy Mak's for the last 25 years, and his son Chris Brown, who has followed in his father's jazz footsteps, tell a joint story of their lives as jazz musicians.

Andre St. James

KMHD |Oct. 16, 2014 1:41 p.m.

Andre St. James tells the story of his very first encounter with multi-reedist, Rahsaan Roland Kirk. It's a rare glimpse into Kirk's genius as a musician. Be sure and tune in!

Albums We Love: Helen Merrill & Piero Umiliani's "Parole e Musica"

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.

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.

Thara Memory

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

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.

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