15 nights of jazz

Pianist Charlie Brown performs in a dimly lit bar with a trumpet player in front of him.
David Stuckey / KMHD

15 nights of jazz

7 experiences to discover during the Portland Jazz Festival

Over a 15-day span, our city will play host to a constellation of stars within our jazz without boundaries universe. KMHD has curated seven shows during the Portland Jazz Festival that will leave you with a story to tell.



KMHD presents

A night at the movies with ‘Elevator to the Gallows’

On March 9, KMHD will kick off its film series with this noir classic which features the legendary jazz score by Miles Davis (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud). Showing at the Clinton Street Theater, this free event is the first of many as KMHD celebrates its 40th anniversary. 

A three panel black and white image shows different scenes of a Black woman and young girl sitting at a kitchen table, under an overhead light.
Courtesy of Portland Art Museum

the evergreen

Black artists of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest 

From OPB, 'The Evergreen' is a weekly podcast that highlights stories from our region. On the latest episode, the team focuses on how The Portland Art Museum is highlighting “Black Artists of Oregon” collectively for the first time.  

  • Biamp Portland Jazz Festival Presents Melanie Charles (Late Show)

    The Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

  • Saturday Brunch with Machado Mijiga

    At The Garages Live Music Venue Eatery & Taphouse, 17880 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, USA

  • Swing & Sandards Trio

    Ale & Cider House, 1720 Willamette Falls Dr, West Linn, OR 97068, USA

  • Yugen Music Project

    Mermosa PDX, 1422 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210, USA

  • Biamp Portland Jazz Festival Presents John Patitucci

    The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201, USA