KMHD Program Director
Matt Fleeger has been on the air since he was 18. He is the Program Director for KMHD, Portland's Jazz Radio, and the host of the weekday new-release program, "New Jazz for Lunch" which airs from noon to 1 PM. Prior to his work with KMHD, he held various positions in Jazz and other music formats in San Antonio, TX and Pittsburgh, PA. In his free-time he's an avid skateboarder, snowboarder, skier, hiker, and lover of arts and culture.
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.
CD release show scheduled for Grant's love letter to Oregon.
Watch Portland's "Pillar of Soul" Ural Thomas perform with his band live at the Doug Fir.
KMHD’s Derek Smith caught up with drummer/composer Dave King of The Bad Plus to talk about the group’s history, their approach to music and what the live experience is all about.
For the twelfth consecutive year, April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) presented by the Smithsonian. The Spirit and Rhythms of Jazz is the 2013 theme highlighting the music, cultural history, performances, stories, programs and productions.