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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210 Pieces

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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
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: Oct 30 - Nov 5) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and h...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pancho Sanchez
(Air Dates: October 23 - 29) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of percussionist Poncho Sanchez with our...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie
(Air Dates: Oct 16 - 22) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest, N...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kelley Hunt
(Air Dates: Oct 9 - 15) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Kelley Hunt on a special hour, featuring Kelle...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Thelonius Monk
(Air Dates: October 2 - 8) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Thelonius Monk, with our special guest ...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: George Gershwin
(Air Dates: Sept 25 - Oct 1) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of composer George Gershwin. We test the...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Coltrane
(Air Dates: September 18 - 24) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax great John Coltrane. We test Professor Cartwright’s ...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Karrin Allyson
(Air Dates: Sept 11 - 17) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Karrin Allyson with the Grammy nominated vo...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: September 4 - 10) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate jazz legend Charlie Parker with our special guest, B...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: August 28 - September 3) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Parker with Todd Wilki...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lester Young
(Air Dates: August 21 - 27) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Lester Young with our special guest, T...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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