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Thank You, Members!

Our thanks to the 852 contributors who helped the KMHD Fall Membership Drive end successfully. You keep the jazz playing!

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).

Kamasi Washington Connects 'Hub-Tones' To Pan-African Ideology

Kamasi Washington's mesmerizing take on trumpeter Freddie Hubbard gets an equally transcendental visual treatment.

1939 Ensemble - Prince Street (opbmusic)

1939 Ensemble's third full-length record, New Cinema, was released via Jealous Butcher this summer, but its sound belongs perfectly in Portland autumn.

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Notations From — Ernesto Cervini

Deborah DeMoss Smith, host of The Second Line on KMHD every Sunday 11am-1pm, talks with Canadian drummer Ernesto Cervini as part of her Notations series.


Mark de Clive-Lowe Takes Risks To Unlock His Creativity

Pianist and electronic DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe turns his mistakes into art by sampling his bandmates live in the moment.


Albums We Love: New Hymn to Freedom

KMHD's Program Director Matt Fleeger tells us what he loves about New Hymn to Freedom, the Aug. 31 release from London-based ambient jazz trio Szun Waves.


Esperanza Spalding Is The 21st Century's Jazz Genius

The ways in which Spalding's music is the most radical are perhaps the most easily overlooked: how, through her singing and playing, she challenges gender norms across styles.


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.


All The Things You Are: Aretha's Life In Jazz

Jazz was central to Franklin's musicianship, however far she rambled. Without it we'd be remembering a different artist now, and celebrating a different body of work.


GoGo Penguin: Tiny Desk Concert

This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.


Into the Vault: Erroll Garner Uncovered

Take an essential and unprecedented glimpse into the music and life of the groundbreaking pianist-composer.

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Albums We Love: Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun

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.

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