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The Funky Elegance

The sound of the funky elegance is centered around a state of mind.  That magic window (roughly '69-'77) when the grit of street funk cross-pollinated  with higher-vibration jazz scales, harmonics, rhythms and instrumentation.  You feel it, you can hear it, but it’s hard to explain unless you really, truly know it.  Tune in and find out with host DJ BMT from midnight to 2 am on Sunday morning.

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Out of the Night

Moody, mellow, cool and blue — jazz that speaks to you late at night. Whatever is keeping you up, we're here to be your companion.

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The Morning Session - Weekend Edition

Tune in on Sunday mornings for the more relaxing side of our popular weekday morning show.  The Morning Session weekend edition is a two hour digest of catchy, yet calming sounds to start your Sunday morning off right, along with interviews, and produced segments from the KMHD archives.  No matter what you're up to on Sundays, the Morning Session is a fantastic musical companion!

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Trad Jazz

Traditional jazz, Ragtime, Stride, Dixieland and more from the 20's, 30's and 40's with Phil Brenes.

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The Second Line

The Second Line is a program that delves into the compendium of music that flows from the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, LA.  The show features classics, undiscovered gems, and the connections and influences derived from the styles created in the cradle of Jazz.  Long-time KMHD host Deborah brings her knowledge of the music, the culture and the vocabulary to the air every Sunday!

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Jazz Profiles

Jazz Profiles features jazz topics that are varied and all-encompassing. The program focuses largely on individuals, in particular artists who are still living and performing. Musicians who have been featured in-depth on Jazz Profiles include Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Charlie Parker. The series has covered significant anniversaries of the dearly departed, the instruments of jazz, jazz cities, jazz families and more.

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Music from the movies, television, musicals and beyond.  Hosted by Paula Walker.

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Jazz Connections

Pianist Tony Pacini explores themes and connections in jazz. It's a listening experience that will entertain, educate, surprise and delight! Tune in and hear the connections of the jazz story, along with the perspectives of other musicians in the Portland community.

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Jazz Night in America

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The Message

The Message is the music! Tune in as host Carlton Jackson brings you the sometimes spiritual, transcendent and powerful sounds of the civil rights era, through black consciousness and beyond! Get the message? Tune in on Sundays from 7-10 PM!

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Peer Pressure

Join hometown hero Farnell Newton for an examination of one particular decade in Jazz history – the '90s. Every Sunday night, Farnell explores the connections between musicians in this decade that drove Jazz forward into the new millennium. You’ll hear music you’ve never experienced before, with the insight into how trends developed in one of Jazz’s most interesting decades.

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