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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.

Photo: Tim Trautmann


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


Women To Watch: 3 Young Jazz Artists You Need To Know

Alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, tenor saxophonist MarĂ­a Grand and vocalist and flutist Melanie Charles each talk about their artistic process.


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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June 19, 2019
KMHD PRESENTS: The Comet Is Coming at Doug Fir Lounge
June 19, 2019
Dual Release Show: Korgy & Bass and Aan at Mississippi Studios
June 21, 2019
Frank Irwin Quintet at Mississippi Pizza

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