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The Scene with Darrell Grant

Artists making an impact on jazz without boundaries in the Pacific Northwest.

In conversation with Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is more than the world’s greatest living jazz musician, he’s a platinum-album making, billboard-chart-topping, Oscar and Grammy award winning force of nature. Hancock spoke with KMHD via his studio in California to discuss the new quintet on his worldwide tour, why he will never become the jazz police and his meaning of jazz without boundaries.

In conversation with Kassa Overall

There are new musical landscapes among us. Where jazz and hip-hop form a fusion not yet defined. Drummer, producer and artist Kassa Overall came to the KMHD studios and spoke about what that future may look like. Kassa Overall will be performing in Portland at Mississippi Studios on Aug. 26.

In conversation with Madison McFerrin

Producer, songwriter and vocalist Madison McFerrin visited the KMHD studios and spoke with host Deena B about her artistic journey of creating her debut album, “I Hope You Can Forgive Me." McFerrin will be in Portland performing at Pickathon, Aug. 4 and 5.

Ezra Collective: Tiny Desk Concert

The band makes amazing jazz music and mixes it with a fusion of other genres like Afrobeat, hip-hop and grime. The London-based group was supposed to play this Tiny Desk concert in 2020, but then, as bandleader and phenom drummer Femi Koleoso put it, “the world collapsed.”

Theon Cross, destined to put some respect on the tuba’s name

Theon Cross, the tubaist from Sons of Kemet, is taking his musical journey into the next phase. KMHD caught up with Cross at Pickathon 2022, just before he set out on a solo tour in the states. Cross believes his sound and energy can bring joy and at the same time honor those who came before him.