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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195 Pieces

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Caption: Count Basie
(Air Dates: August 14- 20) On this week’s archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Count Basie with our special guest, Jim...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: George Shearing
(Air Dates: August 7 - 13) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz pianist George Shearing with our o...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Louis Armstrong
(Air Dates: July 31 - August 6) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz legend Louis Armstrong with special guest, Alex Ab...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Christian
(Air Dates: July 24 - 30) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Christian, with our special gues...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Carmell Jones
(Air Dates: July 17 - 23) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Carmell Jones with our special guest Sta...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dorothy Fields
(Air Dates: July 10 - 16) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dorothy Fields. In a song parody the Sun...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pete Fountain
(Air Dates: July 3 - 9) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dixieland jazz clarinetist, Pete Fountain ...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Bill Broonzy
(Air Dates: June 26 - July 2) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of bluesman Big Bill Broonzy with our guests Terry Swope and...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Helen Humes
(Air Dates: June 19 - 25) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Helen Humes. We find out what gives 12SJ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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