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Make A Gift To Keep The Jazz Playing!

Join the Rhythm Section or make a one-time gift to support more of the music you love in 2018. Your contribution automatically enters you into our prize drawing for PDX Jazz Festival tickets!

KMHD's Top 10 Jazz Albums Of 2017

Here at KMHD, we listened to an incredible volume of amazing music in 2017. It’s been a year of releases that remind us why this sound is so important — it uplifts, inspires, reflects and makes space for honesty.

KMHD's Top Singles Of 2017

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.

Behind the Mic: Isabel Zacharias

We catch up with Isabel Zacharias, host of Takin' Off every Monday-Thursday from 3-6pm, to find out more about her life on and off the air.

Music | Arts

An Interview with GoGo Penguin

Listen to an interview with GoGo Penguin pianist Chris Illingsworth ahead of the band's performance with the Mattson 2 at Portland's Star Theater.


Behind the Mic: Allen Thayer

DJ Allen Thayer hosts the Brazilian Beat on Saturdays, 9-11am.

NW Life | Music | Arts

The Miseducation Of Portland Hip-Hop

Portland is known for many things: Hip-hop is not one of them. But once a month, a collection of music lovers converge on Mic Check, a showcase that features some of the best Portland hip-hop acts.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts | Sessions

Sidewalk Chalk: Soundcheck Session

The Chicago band plays a soundcheck session at Portland's newest basement venue, Jack London Revue

NW Life | Music

Behind the Mic: Mark Rini

We caught up with Mark Rini of the Soul Station (Tuesdays 9-11 pm) to learn more about the man behind the mic. 

NW Life | Music | local | Arts | 'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

The New Scene: 4 Spots To Hear Jazz In Portland

Something as transcendent as jazz never truly dies, and the whispers of the golden era can be heard at several spots around the city of Portland today.    

History | Music | Food | 'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Swingin' Albina: Portland’s Once Great Jazz Neighborhood

Not so long ago, a small segregated neighborhood in Portland was home to one of the more fascinating and vibrant jazz scenes in the United States.

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Dec. 16, 2017
David Friesen's Christmas Concert
Dec. 16, 2017
Trio Subtonic: Album Release w/ Dan Balmer
Dec. 23, 2017
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