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KMHD's 2019 PDX Jazz Festival Guide


KMHD staff breaks down this year's PDX Jazz Fest schedule day-by-day with our must-sees and top recommendations for any taste.

Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee


Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has career spanning three decades in both jazz and film scoring. We dive into his work with Spike Lee, his E-Collective band and a new commission.

Photo: Henry Adebonojo

Ezra Collective Sets The 'Quest For Coin' To A Fast-Paced Jazz Soundtrack


The millennial London jazz band shares an expeditious, vibrant single from its upcoming debut album, You Can't Steal My Joy.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Dan Medhurst

Notations From — Bobby Broom


Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom, performing live as part of this year's PDX Jazz Festival on Friday, March 1, catches up with Deborah DeMoss Smith (host of The Second Line on KMHD).

Photo: Magnus Contzen / courtesy of the artist


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Notations From — Steve Turre

KMHD's Deborah DeMoss Smith, host of Second Line from 11am-1pm on Sundays, talks with trombonist/composer Steve Turre.

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Adrian Younge On Sampling, Jazz And Hip-Hop

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.

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Erykah Badu: Tiny Desk Concert

The singer's performance at the Tiny Desk was an almost spiritual experience, leaving many at the NPR Music offices in awe.

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Esperanza Spalding’s Homecoming Week

The Oregon-born iconoclast Esperanza Spalding talks about maintaining a presence in Portland, and keeping faith while doing good.

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Behind the Mic: Mr. Wriff

Allow us to introduce you to KMHD's newest host: Mr. Wriff, your DJ tour guide on the all-vinyl adventure of Altered State (live from 10pm-midnight on KMHD).

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Notations From — Julius Rodriguez, Part II of II

KMHD's Deborah DeMoss Smith, host of Second Line from 11am-1pm on Sundays, talks with pianist/drummer Julius Rodriguez.

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For Betty Carter, 'The Music Never Stops' — Even 27 Years Later

On March 28, 1992, Betty Carter performed The Music Never Stops at Alice Tully Hall in New York. This spring, that classic concert can be relived once again.

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At 80, Saxophonist Charles Lloyd Finds Enlightenment in the Groove

In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we get a taste of Lloyd's collaboration with Lucinda Williams, along with choice moments from his recent appearances at Lincoln Center.

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Women In Jazz? For Artemis, It's Bigger Than A Cause

The "all-female" framework is both integral to the jazz supergroup Artemis and somehow beside the point.

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Feb. 22, 2019
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Feb. 22, 2019
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Feb. 23, 2019
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