12th Street Jump Weekly

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Public Radio's weekly Jazz, Blues, and Comedy Jam, recorded live from 12th Street in Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week we celebrate the birthday of a jazz or blues great with sketch comedy, improv and great live music. "An urban/jazz PHC."

Live from Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Dizzy met the Bird, this one hour weekly program celebrates the artists who made Jazz and Blues the quintessential American art form. A talented cast of actors and musicians keep the music alive in a rapid-fire program of topical sketch comedy, jazz and the blues. 52 weekly one hour programs plus "Best of" shows.

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224 Pieces

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Caption: Nat King Cole
(Air Dates: March 19 - 25) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Nat King Cole. The gang plays a game of...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Al Jarreau
(Air Dates: March 12 - 18) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. We test Profe...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby McFerrin
(Air Dates: March 5 - 11) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist, Bobby McFerrin. Two presi...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Claude 'Fiddler' Williams
(Air Dates: July 14 - 20) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz violinist, Claude ‘Fiddler’ Williams. We find out what g...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Christian McBride
(Air Dates: February 19 - 25) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special gue...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nina Simone
(Air Dates: February 12 - 18) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Nina Simone with our v...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: King Curtis
(Air Dates: February 5 - 11) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of saxophone great King Curtis with spec...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Roy Eldridge
(Air Dates: January 29 - February 4) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz trumpeter Roy Eldridge with our special gues...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby "Blue" Bland
(Air Dates: January 22 - 28) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues singer Bobby Blue Bland with our special guest, Mile...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Antonio Carlos Jobim
(Air Dates: Jan 15 - 21) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim with our special gues...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jay McShann
(Air Dates: Jan 8 - 14) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jay McShann with Joe Cartwright. Our very o...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: December 31 - January 8) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky hims...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Joe Lovano
(Air Dates: December 25 - 31, 2018) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano with our special guest ...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Butterfield
(Air Dates: December 18 - 24) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues harmonica player, Paul Butterfield, with special gu...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob Brookmeyer
(Air Dates: December 11 - 17) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of trombone great Bob Brookm...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jim Hall
(Air Dates: December 4 - 10) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz guitarist Jim Hall with our spec...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kevin Mahogany
(Air Dates: Nov 26 - Dec 3) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, Kevin Mahogany returns to our show to celebrate his career in music...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Desmond
(Air Dates: November 20 - 26) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax player Paul Desmond with our spe...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Johnny Mercer
(Air Dates: November 13 - 19) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of lyricist and songwriter Johnny Mercer. Eboni has some job...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Houston Person
(Air Dates: November 6 - 12) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of tenor sax player, Houston Person. We ...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00