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Saturday Morning is for refreshing jazz and soul with FIRST LIGHT
9am - 12pm with
Tune in Saturday & Sunday
Where we celebrate JAZZ WITHOUT BOUNDARIES!
We are all in shock over the loss of our wonderful friend Carlton Jackson. In tribute, we'll be airing episodes of his program The Message all week in the 7:00 slot - starting tonight. https://kmhd.org/article/2021/07/05/carlton-jackson-kmhd-host-drummer-advocate-for-northwest-jazz-and-blues-has-died/
Carlton Jackson, drummer, educator, longtime statesman of the Portland jazz and blues scene and veteran radio broadcaster, passed away recently at his home in North Portland.
Can’t believe the PDX Jazz Festival is already right around the corner! 🎶🎷 This year’s live-streamed version runs Feb 18-27 and features international legends like Brian Jackson, nu-jazz masters like Kassa Overall & Blue Lab Beats, acclaimed Portland talents like Darrell Grant, and lots in between.
Link here for the full schedule and ticket info: https://pdxjazz.com/festival/. Can’t wait for this celebration ✨
Who else is stoked on the Jack London R***e's livestream series? These are just two rad local jazz shows coming up at one of our favorite jazz venues in town — available to stream safely from wherever you enjoy music these days!
Head to their website for full show schedule & ticket info: jacklondonr***e.com 🎶
Big news in radioland! The PDX Jazz Radio Hour premieres on our air TONIGHT at 6pm PST 📻🎶 Featuring live recordings from past performances, along a preview of the upcoming 2021 festival in February (more info at pdxjazz.com/festival).
Tune in to this brand-new program every Tuesday 6-7pm for an exciting and eclectic mix of music from hometown heroes and international legends alike, plus interviews & insights. As always, we’re at 89.1FM in Portland and streaming from KMHD.org 🎷
Looking for a safe and festive way to celebrate this New Year's Eve at home? We've got some extra-special radio planned for your listening and dancing pleasure! 📻 🎶
Join us on the big night for the ! An all-out NYE at-home bash starting with DJ Action Slacks on Travlin The Tracks at 7pm, then The Captain on Smooth Sailing and an exactly-timed countdown to midnight with Luis on The Joint, which will run til 1am!
New Year's Eve plans taken care off -- all the way past midnight! "See" you all then!
Today’s the day! 🥳 KMHD’s lists of best 2020 jazz releases are 〰️LIVE NOW〰️ at kmhd.org 🎶
Links to buy each record/single are embedded in their write-ups; conveniently, many of those are Bandcamp links, and TODAY ONLY Bandcamp is waiving their share of artist revenue, meaning your whole purchase goes directly to artists 👀
What a gift it was to look back on this challenging year and remember how much great music was played, shared and loved in spite of it all.
One bright side of this year? All the music that was made, against great odds. Here’s the KMHD staff’s hand-picked list of favorite jazz LPs from 2020.
TONIGHT on — celebrates with a special episode highlighting vintage soul, R&B, jazz and the blues from musicians of significant Indigenous ancestry.
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Today we're excited to premiere the new single from Portland trumpeter-composer Cyrus Nabipoor! His thrilling debut LP as a leader, "Live at the Marigny Opera House," is out Oct. 23. Read and listen here:
The Portland-based trumpeter and improviser is set to release his debut record as a leader, “Live at the Marigny Opera House,” Oct. 23.
Almost time to start LOUNGIN' with comin up at 10 (Portland time).
Today we celebrate what would be Charlie Parker's 100th birthday! The inventor of bebop and one of the great geniuses of the saxophone, few figures have been as influential in jazz history - or in the history of American popular culture in general.
Listen at the link to archival Fresh Air interviews with drummer Max Roach, trumpeter Red Rodney and saxophonist Jackie McLean, all of whom reflect on Charlie Parker's enduring influence.
Fresh Air listens back to archival interviews with Max Roach and trumpeter Red Rodney, two musicians who played with Parker; and alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, who considered Parker a mentor.
Y’all...these are just SOME of the exclusive vinyl releases you can pick up from your favorite local record store on SATURDAY 🎶
There’s no feeling like spinning new wax you’re excited about and knowing you supported a rad small business in the process — and there’s never been a better or more important time to keep your favorite Portland record slingers in mind!
Oh dang! Not one but TWO incredible live-streamed jazz events are happening TOMORROW 〰️
First, the latest installment of , this one called — kicking off Portland Sneaker Week and exploring the relationship between sport, art, music, dance & culture. Featuring Blossom, Charlie 3rown, our own Farnell Newton & more. Streaming live from 6-9pm PST at this link: https://sneakerweekpdx.com/shubop.
And if you’ve got free time during the day, our friends at are throwing a virtual festival from 7am-4pm PST in celebration of another Friday! Featuring live appearances, pre-recorded solo sets, Q&A between artists & an online hangout with dozens of Ropeadope artists. Also a great day to support independent artists via Bandcamp, since all proceeds will go directly to artists for one day only! Link to stream the festival Ropeadope’s profile 🎶
Can’t wait to “see” you at one of these! Happy almost weekend!
Friday nights are for Loungin'. Get ready for new content from the one and only 10-midnight (PT) tomorrow...
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Today we celebrate the launch of the all-new KMHD.org! We hope you enjoy faster load times, cleaner design and a strong, clear, accessible stream pinned to the bottom of the page. Click the link o see for yourself! 🎶
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In case you missed it: This year’s will be streaming online, 〰️July 17, 18 & 19〰️ !
Now in its 40th year, Cathedral Park is the longest-running free jazz festival west of the Mississippi. As heartbreaking as it is that this landmark anniversary celebration won’t take place in view of the St. John’s Bridge, we’re thrilled by the lineup of performers for the streamed version: Steve Kerin and TheBayouBoyz, violinist Eddie Parente Quartet, soulful vocalist Saeeda Wright and more.
The virtual festival will take place from July 17-19, and as usual, will feature local legends like soul singer Saeeda Wright and Portland by-way-of Louisiana group Steve Kerin and the Bayou Boyz.
〰️ TOMORROW 〰️ at 6pm PST - head to heylovepdx.com/NuBop for the 2nd installment of , a virtual event series showcasing Portland's brightest nu-jazz talents. Tomorrow: neo-soul supergroup greaterkind, plus features from , , and an array of incredible artists contributing everything from dance to visual art. Don't miss this one, Portland!
We’re with you, and the music is too.
With our studios unoccupied during the pandemic, we’ve had to improvise (what this music is all about!) by airing some of the programming we already have. That continues tomorrow as we switch up our schedule to give you even more of everybody’s favorite Friday DJ: the , host of the !
Tune in at 3pm to hear a re-broadcast of the excellent Black History Month radio special he hosted back in February. And in the hours before and after, we’ve scheduled programming celebrating jazz and soul music’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as Black gospel music’s role in shaping all the music you hear on our air. There’s never been a more fitting time to celebrate music as a tool for making positive change in the world. We hope you can join us!
▫️Noon-1pm: showcasing jazz and soul music of the Civil Rights Movement
▫️1-3pm: two back-to-back episodes of The Gospel Roots of Jazz and Soul (hosted by Cece Winans)
▫️3-4pm: re-broadcast of The Soulful Strut’s Black History Month special
▫️4-6pm: as usual, The Soulful Strut
As always, we’re at 89.1FM in Portland // streaming worldwide at KMHD.org 📻 🎶
We continue to be amazed by the ways musicians find amid these wild circumstances to keep creating, sharing and innovating. There's no better example than this ingenious musical r***e set in a Zoom call, a collaborative effort of over 30 creators headed up by Portland jazz icon Ezra Weiss and benefiting Artist Relief Tree, an artist-run relief fund to help artists impacted by cancellations related to COVID-19. Check it out, friends! Happy long weekend 🎶🥳
Is Everybody Here? A Zoomical R***e 1. Is Everybody Here? Music by Darrell Grant Lyrics by Amy Punt Susannah Mars, "Linda" Isaac Lamb, "John" Thos Shipley, "...
Y'all been keeping up with the duet series? The latest from Brandee Younger & Dezron Douglas is beautiful, humorous and light — in other words, everything we need right now.
from our friends at The Checkout & Jazz Night in America: Kick your weekend off with some beauty from their series, spotlighting jazz couples in quarantine. Here, vocalist Thana Alexa and drummer Antonio Sánchez perform Thana’s song “ONA.” Stay tuned for more from this series and stay safe out there!
Happy Monday, beautiful people! In case you missed it, DJ Derek Smith (host of ) was interviewed by the folks at Portland Monthly about how his job & KMHD as a whole have adjusted to this wild historical moment we're all living in.
Click through this link to read him talk about how the sausage (his show) is made, and about music as a source of hope & resiliency. Tune in to The Morning Session every weekday from 7-10am! You know where to find us.
Creating his shows in a home studio, Derek Smith says listeners can still count on the station for uplift and hope.
PSA: Today’s an even better day than usual to buy some tunes from your favorite independent musicians, since is waiving their revenue shares again today — so every dime you spend on an artist’s music or merch goes directly to them & their label! More than a few great local jazz artists coming to mind...🎶
Friends, we hope you're all savoring the final days of ! In recognition, the wonderful Oregon ArtsWatch put together this roundup of recent recommended Oregon jazz for your safe, at-home enjoyment 🎶
Featuring several favorites of ours — MAE.SUN, David Friesen, Trio Untold, Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, and more. A welcome reminder of the world-class jazz artistry that surrounds us, even now.
Brett Campbell gets down with the beat at home with a stack of recent Oregon jazz recordings.
Hi music people! Here’s the gift of a virtual festival for your ears & eyes; it’s kicking off TONIGHT! Catch a Karriem Riggins live-streamed DJ set at 9pm EST (6pm for Portlanders) from Initiatives of Change’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/initiativesofchange 👀 🖥
It’s part of the , with performances and classes (😮) ~all through this week~ from the likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe & DJ Spinna.
Oh yeah, and the entire festival is FREE! But if you’re looking for ways to support these artists, or any of the many musicians struggling as a result of this crisis, a great place to start is their Bandcamp. This goes for almost any local act you could think of, too! Happy Monday and happy streaming ✨
: Watch WBGO's Simon Rentner (host of ) take over Greg Spero's show in honor of Public Radio Music Day! Featuring performances from and conversations with jazz musicians all over the world: trumpeter Marquis Hill, drummer Makaya McCraven, vocalist Sirintip & Snarky Puppy bassist Michael League Plays Music. Exciting to find new ways to connect with the movers & shakers of jazz, who, you can rest assured, are still out there making great art. 🎶〰️
LIVE NOW ✨on : Matt Fleeger hosting an hour of beautiful piano music, featuring these and other dreamy, sparkling musical testaments to the interconnectedness of all beings. Ya might wanna put on one of these records in their entirety later — if you can find em, that is!
On KMHD, you can usually catch Steve Cushing’s long-standing program...ya know, before sunrise. But since linear time feels so much less relevant these days, we decided to bring you this show’s substance and soul on Monday evenings instead. Tune in 〰️tonight〰️ (& every Monday for a good long while) to hear it from 7-11pm. As always, wander down the dial to 89.1FM // stream at KMHD.org 📻
Y'all remember live music? Wow, that was nice. We're daydreaming about the next time we can listen to music in person together - but in the meantime, we're also thinking of the artists, bookers, venue staff and all manner of music industry workers who may be struggling in this era of canceled gigs.
Follow this link for OPB/Claudia Meza's article compiling resources for artists and freelancers during the pandemic. And take care out there!
A collection of emergency funds and resources for working artists and freelance creatives who can't rely on severance packages, unemployment or extended sick leave.
Start your weekend with some music and artistic meditation from Kassa Overall — new video in partnership with OPB is out today.
Last month, Kassa brought his mobile studio to Portland for the PDX Jazz Festival and the release of his second record, , for Brownswood.
We've been loving and spinning Kassa's music for some time now and couldn't be happier with how this exploration of his process turned out! Video by Arya Surowidjojo, with an article by David Stuckey & an interview with Matt Fleeger on at this link: https://www.opb.org/kmhd/article/kassa-overall-drummer-album-back-pack-jazz-portland-i-think-im-good/
Artist, drummer and backpack jazz producer Kassa Overall's journey has led him from playing at street fairs as a kid to commanding the rhythm section for some of the greatest musicians in the world. In February, that journey led him to Portland, where he performed during the PDX Jazz Festival on t...
Just wanted you to know that we're still here, playing the music. We understand that this is a trying time for everyone. We want you to know that KMHD will continue to broadcast for your listening comfort at 89.1 FM and online at KMHD.org. To keep our air staff safe, we've had to adjust our schedule a little - so you may hear an old show here or there. We're doing that to keep all of our DJs safe and to practice social distancing. Now is a perfect time for some beautiful music. Thanks to our members for keeping it playing. Please stay safe out there.
It's so exciting to see what can happen when we team up with talented people in our community to highlight other talented people in our community. Check out this exclusive premiere of Old Unconscious' Banana Stand Media session and be amazed. And go see them play live at Turn Turn Turn this ~Saturday night~!
Portland's Old Unconscious don't use the term
Got a very special coming up today from noon-1pm PST — Carlton Jackson, host of on-air Sunday nights, spins an hour of music celebrating . You don’t want to miss it! 80.1FM // streaming at KMHD.org 📻🎶
🚨DANCE PARTY ALERT🚨! Your favorite vintage soul selector, DJ Action Slacks, hits the Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge this SATURDAY for her annual Valentines’ Weekend oldies jam! Bring your valentine or maybe meet a new one on the floor, and shake it to R&B, early rock n roll, soul, rockabilly, girl groups and pop records from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Link to the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2957696010928892/
And don’t miss Action Slacks’ weekly KMHD show, , live 〰️ tonight 〰️ and every Thursday from 7-9pm PST. 89.1FM in PDX // streaming at KMHD.org 📻
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