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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185 Pieces

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Caption: Dave Lambert
(Air Dates: June 12 - 18) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Dave Lambert, of Lambert, Hen...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tal Farlow
(Air Dates: June 5 - 11) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of guitarist, Tal Farlow with our special gu...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Stein
(Air Dates: May 29 - June 6) This week on 12th Street Jump, we welcome jazz guitarist John Stein. We find out what gives John the blues and send of...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob James
(Air Dates: May 22 - 28) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bob James with the Grammy Award winner himse...

  • Added: May 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Joe Turner
(Air Dates: May 15 - 21) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner with our very own David Ba...

  • Added: May 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Red Garland
(Air Dates: May 8 - 14) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Red Garland, with our very own ...

  • Added: May 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Ron Carter
(Air Dates: May 1 - 7) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz bassist Ron Carter. Two presidential perpetrators get some ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Toots Thielemans
(Air Dates: April 24 - 30) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Toots Thielemans with our special guest...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charles Mingus
(Air Dates: April 17 - 23) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest S...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Yip Harburg
(Air Dates: April 10 - 16) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Yip Harburg. The gang comes up with a t...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Billie Holiday
(Air Dates: April 3 - 9) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Billie Holiday with our special guest Nedra Dixo...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Hugh Masekela
(Air Dates: March 27 - April 2) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Hugh Masekela with our special gue...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nat King Cole
(Air Dates: March 20 - 26) 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 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Al Jarreau
(Air Dates: March 13 - 19) 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, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby McFerrin
(Air Dates: March 6 - 12) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin. Two presidential paramours get ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Wes Montgomery
(Air Dates: February 27 - March 5) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Christian McBride
(Air Dates: February 20 - 26) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special gue...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nina Simone
(Air Dates: February 13 - 19) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Nina Simone with our v...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: King Curtis
(Air Dates: February 6 - 12) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of saxophone great King Curtis with spec...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00