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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.

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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A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke


He called it "a parallel to the history of the American Negro." Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige wasn't an immediate hit, but it set a tone for ambitious, provocative works about black life.

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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.

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KMHD's Best Jazz Singles Of 2018

It's no secret that the streaming generation has changed the way artists and labels release music. That changing dynamic makes reviewing the year's most memorable singles just as important as reviewing albums. Cover Photo: 1939 Ensemble

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KMHD's Top 10 Jazz Albums Of 2018

Each year the KMHD staff listens to an incredible volume of amazing music. Here are 10 albums you'll want to start the new year with.

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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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Feb. 22, 2019
Greaterkind at Teutonic Wines
Feb. 22, 2019
Ben Fowler Quintet
Feb. 23, 2019
Trio Subtonic & Outer Orbit

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