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Raphael Saadiq: Tiny Desk Concert


The godfather of 21st century soul electrified NPR's Tiny Desk Fest audience, with a little help from rising R&B star Lucky Daye.

Photo: Mhari Shaw, NPR


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Jovino Santos Neto Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Along with his trio, the pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer cast a spell over the NPR Music offices in this joyful turn behind the Tiny Desk.

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The Portland Jazz Legend Who Plays For Something Greater Than Himself

If you've heard any '70s-era Motown record, you've probably heard Mel Brown's drumming. But if you happen to live in Portland, it's much more likely that you've seen him play live jazz.

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The Album Art Of Tokio Aoyama

A closer look at some of today's most vibrant modern jazz cover art and the artist behind it.

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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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Behind The Mic: Ali Colleen

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 turtablist, a parent and the possessor of one of the most voracious music appetites we've ever encountered.

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Behind The Mic: Elise

Sit down and chat with the host of Keeping Time, the new KMHD Monday evening show connecting modern jazz with touchstones of the past. Elise, an Oregon-born DJ, musician and designer, talks about everything from favorite Portland neighborhood joints to the music she grew up listening to.

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Behind the Mic: DJ Action Slacks

Take a tour of DJ Action Slacks’ record collection every Thursday from 7 to 9pm 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.  

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Behind the Mic: Luis Ocasio

If you count on KMHD as your late-night soundtrack, you probably already know and love Luis Ocasio. Host of the brand new show The Joint, Luis delivers a chilled-out set of boom-bap beats and dynamic, contemporary instrumentations every Monday-Thursday from 11pm-midnight. Here we find out more about his life and what he gets up to when he's off the air.

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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 Fridays from 10pm-midnight on KMHD).

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