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The Life And Music Of Billy Strayhorn

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.

'Essentially Ellington' Winners: Live Performance And Interview

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2015

American Music Program's national award-winning Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra comes to the OPB studios.

James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird" Reimagines Abolitionist History

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.

The Portland Jazz Festival Enters Its Second Decade

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.

Jazz Messengers Unite In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2013

Members of drummer Art Blakey's band — Jazz Messengers — will celebrate Blakey's music at the Portland Jazz Festival.

Bob Holo's Guitars

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 7, 2012

Local luthier Bob Holo builds gypsy jazz guitars played by musicians around the world.

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel In Portland

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.

The Ellington Century

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.

Weekend Look-Ahead 11/10

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.

Devin Phillips

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2011

Jazz saxophonist brings creative and classic sounds to Portland's Soul'd Out Music Festival on April 11 and April 16.

A Jazz Bridge

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 23, 2011

The latest PDX Jazz Festival celebrates Jewish and African Americans playing jazz together.

Esperanza Spalding

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2010

Are you a fan of jazz musician (and Portland native) Esperanza Spalding? What would you like to ask her?

Earl Newman, Poster Artist

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2008

What does it take to capture music, dance, theater, or protest in visual form?