Topic: Arts

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.

Albums We Love: Tord Gustavsen's "Extended Circle"

KMHD |June 26, 2014 1:01 p.m.

Watching Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen play is like watching an artist delicately paint the keys of his piano. When he speaks it’s barely above a whisper, his calmness contagious, unfolding through a room like the tantalizing scent of a bakery in the cold hours of early morning. The way he guides his quartet is remarkably parallel to the way he carries himself.

Chico Hamilton Releases Posthumous Record

KMHD |June 02, 2014 2:38 p.m.

Legendary West Coast jazz drummer, Chico Hamilton, has released a posthumous record, The Inquiring Mind, and it's terrific! Click for a review of the record.

How Do You Wring Sound From Sculpture? It Takes A 'Quiet Pride'

NPR |May 18, 2014 8:24 a.m.

Jazz bassist Rufus Reid's latest project explores the intersection of music and the visual arts.

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.

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.

International Jazz Day in Portland

KMHD |April 29, 2014 10 a.m.

The world celebrates jazz on the last day of April with events and concerts worldwide and you can celebrate at Jimmy Mak's with KMHD Jazz Radio.

Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

KMHD |April 16, 2014 1:08 p.m.

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

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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