KMHD presents: A year in jazz 2021
KMHD curates a celebration of the most ascending jazz albums, singles and sounds of 2021.
In conversation with Theo Croker
KMHD host Isabel Zacharias talks with contemporary trumpet visionary Theo Croker about the creation of his new album, the circumstances around it and how it will impact the world around us.
Help For Artists And Freelancers During The COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
48 Hours With Backpack Jazz Producer Kassa Overall
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 the same weekend that his second — and most personal — album was released.
How fans can support artists and music-industry workers during the outbreak
Independent artists' bottom lines are shrinking as the coronavirus outbreak continues — here's what you can do to help.
Meet Mel Brown, the Portland jazz legend who plays for something greater than himself
If you've heard any '70s-era Motown record, you've probably heard Mel Brown's drumming. But if you happen to live in Portland, it's much more likely that you've seen him play live jazz.
Pickathon Woods Stage: Orkesta Mendoza
Watch an over-the-top performance from "Indie Mambo" band Orkesta Mendoza on the Pickathon Woods Stage.
KMHD's Best Jazz Singles Of 2018
It's no secret that the streaming generation has changed the way artists and labels release music. That changing dynamic makes reviewing the year's most memorable singles just as important as reviewing albums.
KMHD's Top 10 Jazz Albums Of 2018
Each year the KMHD staff listens to an incredible volume of amazing music. Here are 10 albums you'll want to start the new year with.
KMHD's Top Singles Of 2017
In jazz, single cuts can contain a dimensionality and completeness that takes pop music a whole album to achieve. And, as we witness a transition from albums to singles as the primary format for new music releases - a top singles list is essential.