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Song Premiere: Korgy & Bass - "Fatty Hat"


Listen to the ambitious and addictive lead single from the creative beat-making duo's forthcoming LP.

Meet The NEA's 2020 Jazz Masters: McFerrin, Mitchell, Workman And Kirk


The four recipients of America's highest jazz honor will be celebrated at a concert in San Francisco next spring.

Photo: Carol Friedman, Courtesy of the NEA

More Than 'Kind Of Blue': In 1959, A Few Albums Changed Jazz Forever


Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus all cut timeless classics, each pointing the form in a different direction.

Photo: Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images


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Makaya McCraven: The Brain Behind The Mind-Bending Beats

Drummer/producer Makaya McCraven creates beat-driven jazz with post-production wizardry.

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10 Questions With: Portland Rapper Mic Capes

Capes discusses becoming a full-time musician, Tupac's influence on his life, the role TriMet played in his writing and why it's so obvious that the president of the United States is a racist.

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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.

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Behind the Mic: DJ Action Slacks

Take a tour of DJ Action Slacks’ record collection every Thursday from 9 to 11pm 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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Georgia Anne Muldrow: Tiny Desk Concert

The R&B singer from Los Angeles is all about showing and spreading love.

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Roy Ayers: Tiny Desk Concert

Watch the 77-year-old jazz-funk icon perform "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" (and more) at the Tiny Desk.

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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.

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May 27, 2019
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