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3:00
am

Out of the Night

It's late-night listening at its finest. 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.

Out of the Night site »


6:00
am

Jazz at Sunrise

Your alarm clock never had it so good! From 6-7a.m., KMHD delivers a feel-good mix of jazz that's not too harsh, and not too mellow. It's just right, every weekday morning.

Jazz at Sunrise site »


7:00
am

The Morning Session

Wake up, Portland! Every weekday, Derek Smith's here to take you on a trip through the story of jazz. It's music with a positive pulse, aimed at getting your day started on the good foot! It's not just the music, but the insight, authenticity and storytelling Derek shares with you that make this show special. With news updates at the top of each hour, it's The Morning Session—KMHD's weekday wake-up show!

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12:00
pm

New Jazz For Lunch

Keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening now in the jazz world with our lunchtime new release show. KMHD's Program Director Matt Fleeger brings you fresh selections from today's jazz groundbreakers, along with current re-issues of old favorites and brand new releases from jazz's living legends. It's a front-row seat to the continued evolution of creative music, all in a neat one-hour package.

New Jazz For Lunch site »


1:00
pm

The Bridge - P.M. Edition

The Bridge is KMHD's mid-day show, with a diverse mix of jazz designed to get you through your busy workday. Chris Darkins hosts this P.M. edition, selecting the best of from our library to bring you the story behind America's greatest invention. 

The Bridge - P.M. Edition site »


3:00
pm

Takin' Off

Close out your workday in style with a smooth trip through new and vintage sounds strung together by their upbeat, soulful feel. Host Isabel Zacharias rides home with you every Monday-Thursday, connecting melody with history and telling jazz's stories, old and new, with a sense of humor and companionship. Designed to keep your head bobbing and your stress level on the decline as you wind down from the busy day, Takin' Off will transport you from traffic to tranquility. 

Takin' Off site »


6:00
pm

Jazz Profiles

Focusing largely on individuals, Jazz Profiles features in-depth, all-encompassing stories of some of jazz's most important musiciansfrom legends like Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Charlie Parker to artists living and performing today. The series has covered significant anniversaries of the dearly departed, the instruments of jazz, jazz cities, jazz families and more.

Jazz Profiles site »


7:00
pm

Travlin' the Tracks

Hosted by DJ Action Slacks, one of Portland's favorite live soul DJs, Travlin' the Tracks features vintage selections primarily 1950s-1970s (R&B, soul, blues, Latin, jazz & more). You'll be on the move with an evening groove as DJ Action Slacks takes you on a tour of her well-traveled record collection every Thursday.

Travlin' the Tracks site »


9:00
pm

Soul Archeology

This brand new program, hosted by DJ Daddy Cool (Avery Pack), focuses on jazz, soul, funk and R&B, with curation that leans toward rare and out-of-print releases. Tune in every Thursday night to get shakin' to some soulfulness you've likely never heard before.

Soul Archeology site »


11:00
pm

The Joint

The Joint is your perfect late-night soundtrack, exploring the post-hip hop jazz world and aimed at finding a new definition for the idea of “beat culture.” Four bar, boom-bap beats meet dynamic instrumentation seamlessly in this chilled-out set. Join DJ Luis Ocasio and let it all go.

The Joint site »