The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

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Airs at: Sat, 10/03/2020 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

Every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Post modern representations of improvisation, across dramatic modes, and re-imagined spaces of diverse music genre. Hosted by The Motif, aka Yugen Kelsaw.

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Charles Lloyd and John Klemmer: One Of A Kind.

Airs at: Sat, 04/27/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Both artist play horn. One scorned by critics; the other admired. Each a legion of dedicated followers. John Klemmer, unsung and cast aside by many purist; Charles Lloyd considered a powerful innovator. My challenge is though slightly different in approach to the sax, they ... Read more

The Power of Improv

Airs at: Sat, 04/20/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Power of Improv: Tune in for live in-studio jam session! Special guests, including our own retiring Chief Engineer, Tom Hood. Interviews with musicians, bands, and...celebration party and fund raiser for KBOO 90.7FM. Tune in.  Read more


Airs at: Sat, 04/06/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  Musicians use language like notes on a page. Saying what's on their mind. The conversation can be melodic, rhythmic, and harmoniously - just like the music they present. Sometimes caught in the studio or live concert records, they laugh, joke or just 'tell it like it is'... Read more

The Motif

Airs at: Sat, 04/06/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 03/30/19

Airs at: Sat, 03/30/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 03/23/19

Airs at: Sat, 03/23/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Oregon Territory: Organ Gone Wild

Airs at: Sat, 03/16/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  (2pm-3:30) Masters of the duplex keyboard saddle up for a rampage. Ever since Jimmy Smith unlocked the fury of the instrument in the fifties, others come along and made the jazz organ sound part of the aural sphere of American Classic Music. The likes of Jimmy McGriff, L... Read more

Pleasure for your Pleasure: The Music, The Legend

Airs at: Sat, 03/09/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
(2pm-3:30pm)Joe Henderson, a saxophone artist, stands alone with a pragmatic approach to jazz and a unique sound. From The Avant Garde to mainstream, or post modern, Henderson is a rare musician with a tremendous, eclectic body of music.    (3:30-5pm) All talented musicia... Read more

R&B's Jaunt with Jazz

Airs at: Sat, 03/02/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Music as a prism is demonstratively on display when the jazz artist embraces R&B. The souful caress of urban sensibility and rhythms by the jazz artist,  is a moment. The affinity is magical. Tune in to the reading of the R&B songbook by a cadre of fine jazz musicians. Read more

Farnell Newton and the PDX Jazz Festival

Airs at: Sat, 02/23/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Substitute Host Rick Mitchell will interview Farnell Newton, performing at the PDX Jazz Fest that night, opening for Patrice Rushen Read more


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