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Beyond Category

Dec 13, 2015

What kind of crazy does it take to launch a new jazz festival? Beyond Category host and producer Douglas Detrick interviewed the Montavilla Jazz Festival's Programming Director Ryan Meagher before the festival, and then interviewed musicians, staff, volunteers, and sponsors during the festival to produce this recap of...

Dec 4, 2015

Jessika Smith's hard-swinging big band music comes out on PJCE Records December 18th, 2015. With all the difficulty that went into composing and producing this album, the hardest part for Jessika was finding the confidence to write the first note. She found it and then some.

Nov 20, 2015

Marilyn Keller is one of Portland's favorite singers and storytellers in the jazz and gospel scenes. She shares her experience learning to express her heritage through music, and getting in touch with the strength of her ancestors.

Nov 12, 2015

The third installment of a special podcast series produced in partnership with Portland Center Stage and their production of Ain't Misbehavin'. Paul Knauls was the owner of one of North Portland's favorite nightclubs, the Cotton Club. He shares stories about the club's role in Portland jazz scene.

Nov 6, 2015

Writer, historian, and performer Lynn Darroch tells stories of the history and culture of jazz in the Pacific Northwest during the time of Fats Waller. This episode was produced by Andrew Oliver, recorded by Branic Howard, and features original music by Christopher Brown.