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: 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
Caption: Stan Getz
(Air Dates: Jan 30 - Feb 5) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Stan Getz with our special guest Jim Ma...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby "Blue" Bland
(Air Dates: January 23 - 29) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues singer Bobby Blue Bland with our special guest Mil...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Antonio Carlos Jobim
(Air Dates: Jan 16 - 22) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim with our special gues...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jay McShann
(Air Dates: Jan 9 - 15) 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 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: January 2 - 8) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and hi...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Joe Lovano
(Air Dates: December 26 - January 1, 2018) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano with our specia...

  • Added: Dec 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Chet Baker
(Air Dates: Dec 19 - 25) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Chet Baker with our special guest Stan Ke...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob Brookmeyer
(Air Dates: December 12 - 18) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of trombone great Bob Brookm...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jim Hall
(Air Dates: December 5 - 11) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz guitarist Jim Hall with our special guest, Rod Fleema...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kevin Mahogany
(Air Dates: Nov 289 - Dec 4) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, Kevin Mahogany returns to our show to celebrate his career in musi...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00