Topic: Nw-Life

Coming 12/8: 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!

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.

Hailey Niswanger

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

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.

Mark Rini

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

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!

Ryan Meagher

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

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

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.

Notations from Steve Christofferson

KMHD |June 09, 2014 1:02 p.m.

Jazz pianist Steve Christofferson says he was in elementary school when he discovered his parents’ LP jazz collection.  Long an accompanist for singers (think Nancy King), he’s just at home with his own music. Recently, we chatted about his guitar-influenced playing and his desire not to be too polished.

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