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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 12-2a.m. on Sunday morning.

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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.

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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! Hosted, of course, by Derek Smith.

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Trad Jazz

Traditional jazz, ragtime, stride, Dixieland and more from the '20s, '30s and '40s with longtime KMHD host Phil Brenes.

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The Second Line

The Second Line is all about the 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. Host Deborah DeMoss Smith brings her knowledge of the music, the culture and the vocabulary to the air every Sunday!

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Bright Moments

Artist, author and host Lynn Darroch brings you the best of the local scene with guest performances, original spoken word and interviews along with a mix of local and national jazz that can't be beat. It's a great way to get ready for the weekend or relax on a lazy Friday.

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Jazz from the movies and beyond! Both jazz and film have a timelessness to them, and CineJazz weaves the two together with jazz from musicians who were inspired by the movies and movie soundtracks that were inspired by jazz. Broadway and television themes figure into the mix, too. Grab some popcorn, step into the theater as the lights go down and welcome to CineJazz—hosted by Paula Walker.

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Jazz Connections

Host Tony Pacini, a professional jazz pianist, serves up a listening experience that will entertain, educate, surprise and delight! Tune in and hear the stories of landmark musicians and albums throughout jazz story, along with the perspectives of other musicians in the Portland community.

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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 7-10p.m.!

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The New Format

Aiming to build context around where modern, sample-based music is sourced from, The New Format explores jazz's important connection points to contemporary hip-hop, downtempo, ambient and other beat-based music. Learn a little, dance a lot every Sunday night on KMHD.

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