OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2016
Jimmy Mak's jazz club is closing at the end of the year. We speak to the bar manager about the legacy of the club and a musician who is playing there on the last night—New Year’s Eve.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2015
Jazz musician and composer Billy Strayhorn collaborated closely with Duke Ellington and lived openly as a gay man in the 1940s and 1950s.
OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2015
American Music Program's national award-winning Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra comes to the OPB studios.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2014
THURSDAY: James McBride's novel "The Good Lord Bird" is a darkly humorous dramatization of the story of fiery abolitionist John Brown. Reserve your free tickets here.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 24, 2014
MONDAY: We'll get the scoop from KMHD's Matt Fleeger about the hottest acts at the Portland Jazz Festival.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2013
Members of drummer Art Blakey's band — Jazz Messengers — will celebrate Blakey's music at the Portland Jazz Festival.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 7, 2012
Local luthier Bob Holo builds gypsy jazz guitars played by musicians around the world.
OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2012
French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel will be playing a sold-out show at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland on July 31st.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2012
Jazz historian David Schiff's new book, The Ellington Century, discusses Duke Ellington's pivotal role in merging African-American and European musical traditions in the twentieth century.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 10, 2011
We'll look ahead this weekend to big events in the worlds of jazz and college football: Herbie Hancock and Oregon's match with Stanford.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 23, 2011
The latest PDX Jazz Festival celebrates Jewish and African Americans playing jazz together.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2010
Are you a fan of jazz musician (and Portland native) Esperanza Spalding? What would you like to ask her?