Isabel Zacharias is a DJ, writer and musician from Kansas. She obtained a BA in journalism with minors in music and creative writing from the University of Oregon, where she was a host on campus radio station KWVA and edited the Oregon Voice, UO’s arts and culture magazine. Her narrative journalism has appeared in Willamette Week, Oregon Quarterly, About Face and Eugene Weekly; other powers include sitting-thinking, humming-strumming, bad yoga and this double-jointed thing with her knees.
Whether you were in attendance this year or not, these photos from the 2019 Pickathon Music Festival will transport you to one of the country's most scenic, diverse and sustainable festivals — featuring more jazz and jazz-adjacent acts than ever before.
We catch up with Ali Colleen, host of Liberation Conversation on-air Wednesday evenings 9-11 p.m., to hear about all the hats she wears off the mic: a music anthropologist and writer, a veteran live DJ and turntablist, a parent and the possessor of one of the most voracious music appetites we've ever encountered.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, aka the Midnight Hour, discuss their new collaborative record, the role of sampling in their music, and the intersection of jazz and hip-hop.
Released this May via International Anthem, Ben Lamar Gay's debut record belongs firmly in the here and now, where genre bounds are less relevant than ever and an album can be anything it wants — or, in this case, where one album can be just about everything.
Take a tour of DJ Action Slacks’ record collection every Thursday from 9 to 11pm on Travlin’ the Tracks. One of Portland’s favorite live soul DJs, DJ Action Slacks will keep you on the move through vintage R&B, soul, blues and jazz from the 1940s - 1970s. We went behind the mic to learn a little bit more about KMHD’s newest host.
For this month's Behind the Mic, we chat with DJ Scott Thayer — host of KMHD's rare vinyl show, The Deep Dig, on-air from 7-9pm Thursday evenings.
KMHD staff breaks down this year's PDX Jazz Fest schedule day-by-day with our must-sees and top recommendations for any taste.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah's Centennial Trilogy, a three-album series celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the first recorded jazz, quietly took up space throughout 2017. Just as quietly, though, it foundationally disrupted and re-defined contemporary definitions of "jazz."
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In jazz, single cuts can contain a dimensionality and completeness that takes pop music a whole album to achieve. And, as we witness a transition from albums to singles as the primary format for new music releases - a top singles list is essential.