12th Street Jump

Saturday, 12 a.m.

12th Street Jump is a one-hour program that celebrates the artists who made jazz and blues the quintessential American art form. 

Hosts Pearl McDonald and Pete Weber, jazz artists Joe Cartwight, Tyrone Clark and Mike Warren and vocalists David Basse and Nedra Dixon keep the music alive in a rapid fire program of topical sketch comedy, jazz and the blues.

12th Street Jump remains in production but is not currently performing before live audiences.

You can visit the 12th Street Jump archives here.

Happy Birthday, Arturo Sandoval

Nov 3, 2012

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Arturo Sandoval with our special guest Stan Kessler.

We play “Who’s Got the Blues?” with the Saxman in Alabama and improvise a blues jam just to help him get by. And later in the show, we sing the “Election Day Blues” for a breakdown on the campaign build-up to get started on the next four years.
 
Playlist:
Confessin’ the Blues
Hot House
Blue Monk
Speak Low
Jordu
Parisian Thoroughfare
The Blues Walk

Happy Birthday, Zoot Simms

Oct 27, 2012

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Zoot Simms with our special guest Horace Washington.

It gets funny when we improvise a blues jam about an audience member from Iowa and later the Sax Therapist helps a couple get their groove back.

Playlist:
Frankie & Johnny
I Got Rhythm
Cold Duck Time
Willow Weep For Me
Bird of Stone
Too Close For Comfort

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest Stan Kessler.

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Thelonious Monk with our special guest Dave Chael.

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Cannonball Adderley with our special guest Kim Park.

Cannonball Adderley

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jimmy Reed with our special guests, Grammy nominated Karrin Allyson and Sheila Bey.

Jimmy Reed

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Bill Evans with our special guest Michael Pagan.

Bill Evans

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Charlie Parker’s birthday is coming up on August 29, and Kansas City has been known to show its locally grown sax legend many forms of tributes over the years.  

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Pat Metheny with our special guest Danny Embrey.

Pat Metheny

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dorothy Ashby and Tony Bennett with our special guest Michael Oshiver.

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Hank Jones and Eddie Jefferson.

Hank Jones

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Boy Williamson with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Sheila Bey.

Sonny Boy Williamson

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Philly Joe Jones with our special guest Tommy Ruskin.

Philly Joe Jones

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Louis Jordan with our special guest Bryan Redmond.

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Lena Horne and Dave Grusin.

Lena Horne

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Cootie Williams with our special guest Stan Kessler.

Cootie Williams

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Cole Porter and Kenny Barron.

2012 Summer & Fall Schedule

Jun 22, 2012
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Jazz luminaries from Charlie Parker to Hank Jones, Arturo Sandoval to the Boswell Sisters will be celebrated this Summer and Fall on 12th Street Jump, public radio’s jazz, blues and comedy jam.

Recorded live! in Kansas City, where Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Big Joe Turner and other jazz greats got their starts, 12th Street Jump is broadcast weekly on twenty public radio stations around the country, as well as every Saturday night at midnight on 89.3FM KCUR, the home of 12th Street Jump.

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of T-Bone Walker with our special guest Bill Dye.

This week 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Miles Davis.

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate two birthdays American composer and lyricist
Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 - Sep. 22, 1989)

and American Jazz pianist, composer and arranger
Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 - May 28, 1981)

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Richard “Groove” Holmes with our special guest Everett DeVan.

Richard Arnold "Groove" Holmes is considered a precursor of acid jazz for his hard bob and soul jazz organ performances. His best known work is "Misty"

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guests Steve Lambert and Clint Ashlock. On the funny side of things, Dr. Pearl prescribes some straight advice to some crooked thinking and we attend “Serena’s School For Scat”, an established institution of the jazz language.

Happy Birthday To Mr. Lionel Hampton

Apr 14, 2012

This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the April 20 birthday of vibraphonist Lionel Hampton with special guest Peter Schlamb.

Happy B-day, Freddie Hubbard

Apr 7, 2012

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest Stan Kessler.

On the funny side of things, Dr. Pearl takes a phone call from Dubya himself and we all discover how Jazzmark cards will help you say just the right thing at the right ¾ time.

Song List: 52nd and Broadway / Up Jumped Spring / Stolen Moments / Skydive / Bolivia / Byrdlike

Happy Birthday, Gerry Mulligan!

Mar 31, 2012
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This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Gerry Mulligan with our special guest Kerry Strayer. On the funny side, Dr. Pearl checks in to give out some advice and the "Sax Therapist" helps a Boston couple get back to bliss.

Celebrating The Birthday Of Thad Jones

Mar 24, 2012
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This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Thad Jones with our special guest Stan Kessler. On the lighter side, we improvise a “Who’s Got the Blues” about our buddy Stan and later “Serena’s School For Scat” tries to help politicians stay honest.

Celebrating The Birthday Of Nat King Cole

Mar 17, 2012
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This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Nat King Cole with our special guest Lonnie McFadden. On the funny side, Dr. Pearl gives Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh a piece of her mind, we sing Lonnie's blues and "All That Trash" is a Chicago-esque parody that reveals the truth in politics. Truth in politics...now that's funny.

Celebrating The Birthday Of Bix Beiderbecke

Mar 10, 2012
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This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Bix Beiderbecke with our special guest Barry Springer.

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