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.
KMHD |Dec. 08, 2014 4:21 p.m.
KMHD |Dec. 03, 2014 11:59 a.m.
KMHD |Nov. 06, 2014 12:09 p.m.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.