jazz http://kcur.org en Kansas City Duo Victor & Penny Make Music On The Road http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-duo-victor-penny-make-music-road <p></p><p>With a&nbsp;ukelele&nbsp;and jazz guitar in tow, the traveling Kansas City-based musical duo known as <a href="http://www.victorandpenny.com/">Victor &amp; Penny</a> stopped by <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em>Central Standard</em></a> on Wednesday to talk with Gina Kaufmann —&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">and to perform a few of their signature "antique pop" songs live for our listeners.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:09:26 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 59369 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Duo Victor & Penny Make Music On The Road Local Listen: Bassist Dominique Sanders http://kcur.org/post/local-listen-bassist-dominique-sanders <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although he's in his early twenties, bassist <a href="http://www.dominiquemusic.com" target="_blank"><strong>Dominique Sanders</strong></a> is already a fixture in Kansas City's most prestigious jazz clubs. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tivon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Pennicott<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a New York-based saxophonist best known for his work with the Grammy-winning star Esperanza Spalding, will join Sanders' trio at three area venues next week. Fri, 16 May 2014 20:21:04 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman & Bill Brownlee 55857 at http://kcur.org Local Listen: Bassist Dominique Sanders Glenn North: Fostering Raw Self-Expression At 18th And Vine http://kcur.org/post/glenn-north-fostering-raw-self-expression-18th-and-vine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Glenn North read a poem at the grand opening for the American Jazz Museum in 1997, something clicked. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From that moment on, the poet and the museum grew in tandem.&nbsp; In 2004, North officially joined the museum's staff, establishing a nationally recognized spoken word scene at the museum's Blue Room. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North recently left his post as education manager and poet-in-residence. He plans to finish his master's degree and focus on his poetry.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:45:18 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 55784 at http://kcur.org Glenn North: Fostering Raw Self-Expression At 18th And Vine A New Kind Of Jazz Combo http://kcur.org/post/new-kind-jazz-combo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kansas City-based jazz band Diverse is mixing it up to combine their smooth sounds with other musical genres.</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with their trumpeter about those innovations and where they hope to take this new sound mix.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Hermon&nbsp;Mehari, </strong>trumpeter in Diverse and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">2014 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award recipient</span></li></ul> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 55006 at http://kcur.org A New Kind Of Jazz Combo The Weekend To-Do List, March 21-23, 2014 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-march-21-23-2014 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Get that spring into your step with Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for March 21-23, 2014.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://kcopera.org" target="_blank">Lyric Opera of Kansas City: “La Boheme”</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (Classic opera by Giacomo Puccini), 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $90 to $160&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:03:55 +0000 Steve Kraske, Brian McTavish & Beth Lipoff 52946 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List, March 21-23, 2014 Remembering Jazz Advocate Ginny Coleman http://kcur.org/post/remembering-jazz-advocate-ginny-coleman <p></p><p>Virginia "Ginny" Coleman, the co-host of <em>Just Jazz</em> on KCUR, died on Thursday, March 6. She was 91.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Just Jazz</em> was a staple of KCUR's lineup for 23 years, most recently on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. The final broadcast was in October 2005.</p><p><strong>Playing the music they loved</strong></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:08:45 +0000 Laura Spencer 52415 at http://kcur.org Remembering Jazz Advocate Ginny Coleman The Weekend To-Do List, March 7-9, 2014 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-march-7-9-2014 <p>Want to get rid of the post-Mardi Gras blahs? Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for March 7-9, 2014.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Golden! Girls Gone Wild!!! </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Late Night </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns with cross-dressing satire of TV’s “The Golden Girls”), opens at 8 p.m. Friday with performances through March 31 at&nbsp;</span>Missie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> B’s, 805 W. </span>39th, Kansas City, Mo.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tickets: $18 (816-235-6222)</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:08:46 +0000 Steve Kraske, Brian McTavish & Beth Lipoff 52227 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List, March 7-9, 2014 All That Canadian Jazz Comes To Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/all-canadian-jazz-comes-kansas-city <p>Not that long ago, Laila Biali was struggling to make a name for herself in the world of American jazz. She was on the verge of giving up when she got an invitation to audition for Sting. She made the cut, and wound up at Sting’s estate in Tuscany for rehearsal.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with Biali about her music as she prepares to open the American Jazz Museum’s Women in Jazz Month.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:41:05 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 51970 at http://kcur.org All That Canadian Jazz Comes To Kansas City Saxophonist Kenny G: Still Smooth http://kcur.org/post/saxophonist-kenny-g-still-smooth <p>His big, curly hair and smooth jazz are iconic. Some play him for laughs, but many enjoy the mellow tones of Kenny G.&nbsp;</p><p>Others have been critical: jazz superstar <a href="http://www.jazzoasis.com/methenyonkennyg.htm">Pat Metheny&nbsp;is known to be critical of Kenny G.</a>, saying among other things that G is "not really an advanced player." &nbsp;Kenny's response? &nbsp;Metheny was "obviously on drugs."&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:08:16 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 49796 at http://kcur.org Saxophonist Kenny G: Still Smooth Getting Jazzy With Bobby Watson http://kcur.org/post/getting-jazzy-bobby-watson <p></p><p>Even if you don't know what jazz saxophonist <a href="http://bobbywatson.com/">Bobby Watson</a> looks like or own one of his albums, you know his sound, because his music greets you each day on <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a></em>.</p><p>In the first part of Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Watson joins Steve Kraske to talk about his new album, a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:37:10 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 48594 at http://kcur.org Getting Jazzy With Bobby Watson Ben Sidran: Musician, Composer And 'Space Cowboy' http://kcur.org/post/ben-sidran-musician-composer-and-space-cowboy <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Ben Sidran</strong> is one of those guys who makes your knees buckle.</p><p>Piano player.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Singer. Author. Composer. Host of the NPR jazz series “Jazz Alive.” Host of the </span>VH-1<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> television’s “New Visions” series. Peabody winner. Ace winner. Friend of rock ‘n’ roller Steve Miller. Played in his band. Composer. Producer of recordings by Diana Ross, Van Morrison and&nbsp;</span>Rickie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lee Jones.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:50:55 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 48231 at http://kcur.org Ben Sidran: Musician, Composer And 'Space Cowboy' Kelley Hunt Brings Her Sound To Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/kelley-hunt-brings-her-sound-kansas-city <p>Kelley Hunt sings across many genres. Part of her heart may be in R&amp;B but it's the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra she'll partner with this week for a Christmas-themed concert.</p><p>In the second part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, she joins Steve Kraske to talk about&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Christmas with Kelley Hunt" and her Kansas roots.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:29:59 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 48039 at http://kcur.org Kelley Hunt Brings Her Sound To Kansas City Duke Ellington: Behind The Jazz http://kcur.org/post/duke-ellington-behind-jazz <p>Duke Ellington's jazzy orchestrations are the stuff of music legends. However, his star power hid a very private life.</p><p>In the second part of Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Wall Street Journal drama critic and biographer Terry Teachout takes us into the world of Ellington.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:02:08 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 46532 at http://kcur.org Duke Ellington: Behind The Jazz Celebrating The Birthday Of Charlie Parker http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-charlie-parker <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Charlie Parker with our special guest Dan Thomas. We play a game of &ldquo;Who&rsquo;s Got the Blues&rdquo; with Chuck Haddix, and the Sax Therapist helps a Russian couple end the cold war in their bedroom.</p><p>Song List:</p><p>Yardbird Suite<br />Scrapple From The Apple<br />Donna Lee<br />Ko-Ko<br />Marmaduke<br />Parker&rsquo;s Mood<br />Billie Bounce</p><p>SPOTIFY:</p><p>Charlie Parker</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:07:15 +0000 Chris Prewitt 44266 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Charlie Parker Celebrating The Birthday Of Bill Evans http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-bill-evans-0 <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Bill Evans with our special guest Michael Pagan. The gang plays &ldquo;So, What&rsquo;s Your Question?&rdquo; to learn a bit more about Bill Evans and we pay homage to the flight attendant gone wild with the &ldquo;Friggin&rsquo; Jet Blues&rdquo;.</p><p>Song List:</p><p>Flip, Flop, and Fly<br />Turn Out the Stars<br />Whisper Not<br />We Will Meet Again<br />You Look Good To Me<br />Shadow of Your Smile</p><p>SPOTIFY:</p><p>Bill Evans</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:04:07 +0000 Chris Prewitt 44265 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Bill Evans Celebrating The Birthday Of Pat Metheny http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-pat-metheny-0 <p></p><p></p><p>On this week&rsquo;s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Pat Metheny with our special guest Danny Embrey. Our own Dr Pearl offers up some advice for President Obama and a lesson at Serena&#39;s School for Scat has all the politicians listening.</p><p>Song List:</p><p>Snatch and Grab It<br />Bright Size Life<br />Always and Forever<br />Goodbye Pork Pie Hat<br />Giant Step<br />All the Things You Are<br />Two for the Road</p><p>SPOTIFY</p><p>Pat Metheny</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:00:58 +0000 Chris Prewitt 44262 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Pat Metheny Celebrating The Birthday Of Louis Armstrong http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-louis-armstrong <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Louis Armstrong with our special guest Stan Kessler. A session with Dr. Pearl gets the royal baby started down the right path and Anthony Weiner is such a joke the gang just has to make fun of him.</p><p>Song List:</p><p>Love Walked In<br />Hello, Dolly!<br />Struttin&rsquo; With Some Barbecue<br />Gee Baby Ain&rsquo;t I Good To You<br />On The Sunny Side of the Street<br />Stompin at the Savoy<br />When the Saints Go Marching In</p><p>Spotify:</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:58:11 +0000 Chris Prewitt 44261 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Louis Armstrong Celebrating The Birthday Of Hank Jones http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-hank-jones <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Hank Jones and Eddie Jefferson. We take a call-in from a musician in Erie, PA to find out &ldquo;Who&rsquo;s Got the Blues&rdquo; and the heat wave gets a theme song.</p><p>Song List:</p><p>Just Squeeze Me<br />Ruby My Dear<br />Love Walked In<br />Now Is the Time<br />Soft and Furry<br />Over the Rainbow<br />You Came a Long Way from St. Louis<br />Dat Dere<br />Benny&rsquo;s from Heaven</p><p>SPOTIFY:</p><p>Hank Jones</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:55:12 +0000 Chris Prewitt 44260 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Hank Jones Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-sonny-boy-williamson-1 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This week, 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Sonny Boy Williamson with our special guests Tom &ldquo;Trashmouth&rdquo; Baker and Sheila Bey. We play &ldquo;Who&rsquo;s Got the Blues&rdquo; to find out more about our audience and Nedra sings the &ldquo;Golf Widow Blues&rdquo;, and it has nothing to do with Tiger Woods.</p><p></p><p>Song List:</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:50:19 +0000 Chris Prewitt 44254 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson Hometown Jazz With Karrin Allyson http://kcur.org/post/hometown-jazz-karrin-allyson <p></p><p>Jazz and Kansas City go well together live and on the radio.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with singer&nbsp;<strong>Karrin Allyson</strong> about her headlining kick-off for the 12th Street Jump series. Her performance Monday night is part of a series being taped for the radio show.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43728 at http://kcur.org Hometown Jazz With Karrin Allyson The Impact Of Latin American Music http://kcur.org/post/impact-latin-american-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coming from dozens of countries, from Mexico and the Caribbean in the north to Brazil and Argentena&nbsp;in South America, Latin American identity encompasses a variety of cultures, backgrounds, stories, traditions, and, of course, music. The diversity can be heard in every measure, as each artist brings not only their own personal style, but also their Latino ancestry to the lyrics, melodies and rhythms of music.</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:17:36 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 42721 at http://kcur.org The Impact Of Latin American Music Kansas City Creative Couples: Watson & Baskin-Watson http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-creative-couples-watson-baskin-watson <p></p><p>The work of iconic Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is on display this summer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. They’re part of an exhibit called <em>Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico. </em></p><p>Kahlo and Rivera are known not only for their paintings, but for <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/tempestuous-relationship-between-frida-kahlo-and-diego-rivera">their tempestuous marriage</a>, which sometimes influenced their art.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer & Julie Denesha 41341 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Creative Couples: Watson & Baskin-Watson Celebrating The Birthday Of T Bone Walker http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-t-bone-walker-0 <p></p><p></p><p>On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of T Bone Walker with our special guest Bill Dye. A call in reminds us “Who’s Got the Blues” in Alaska and Dr. Pearl holds a session to help Wall Street.</p><p>Song List: I Want A Little Girl<br>Two Bones And A Pick<br>What A Little Moonlight Can Do<br>Shufflin The Blues<br>Good Morning Heartache<br>Hands Off<br>T Bone Shuffle<br><br>Spotify:<a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/2tblwNUdOmAjoojyDu9vEO"> T Bone Walker</a></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:59:13 +0000 Chris Prewitt 37716 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of T Bone Walker Celebrating The Birthday Of Fats Waller http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-fats-waller <p>This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Fats Waller. Dr. Pearl helps Keith Richards deal with change and a parody considers what Fats Waller might say about all the present day misbehavin’.</p><p>Song List:<br>Jitterbug Waltz<br>Squeeze Me<br>Your Feet’s Too Big<br>One Note Samba<br>Let’s Face the Music and Dance<br>Come On A My House<br>Honeysuckle Rose<br>Scrapple From the Apple</p><p>SPOTIFY LINK: <a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/0ZINKws1vSkT21fojnW90F">Fats Waller</a></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:03:14 +0000 Chris Prewitt 37712 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Fats Waller Celebrating The Birthday Of Big Joe Turner http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-big-joe-turner-0 <p></p><p>On this weeks’ archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner. We play a game of questions with 12th Street Jump’s own Joe Cartwright and send the learned out into the world with the “Graduation Blues”.</p><p>Song List:<br>Jumpin’ the Blues<br>Flip, Flop, and Fly<br>Tight<br>Trouble In Mind<br>Roll’em Pete<br>One Note Samba<br>Shake, Rattle, and Roll</p><p>Spotify: <a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/6e7DyILXMZhELEQRgcyLIm">Big Joe Turner</a></p> Sat, 18 May 2013 18:48:06 +0000 Chris Prewitt 37711 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Big Joe Turner Celebrating The Birthday Of Irving Berlin http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-irving-berlin <p>On this weeks’ archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Irving Berlin. The cast plays a game of “So, What’s Your Question?” to reveal a few lesser known facts about Irving Berlin.</p><p>Song List:<br>Overhand<br>What’ll I Do<br>Let’s Face the Music and Dance<br>It Ain’t Necessarily So<br>Dat Dere<br>Blue Skies<br>Little Joe</p><p>Spotify:<br><a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/5IuNagyR4vmRfpnvVXaSZX">Irving Berlin</a></p> Sat, 11 May 2013 14:50:39 +0000 Chris Prewitt 36712 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Irving Berlin Celebrating Jeff Hamilton http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-jeff-hamilton <p></p><p>This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Jeff Hamilton with our special guest, the man himself, Jeff Hamilton. We find out what gives Jeff the blues and learn a whole lot more with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.</p><p><u>Song List:</u><br>Gravy Waltz<br>I Love Being Here With You<br>Little Rootie Tootie<br>Bye Ya<br>Whisper Not<br>Poinciana<br>But Not For Me</p><p>Spotify Link:<br><a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/1z02FtXyiqCPFU3fSEuTpI">Jeff Hamilton</a></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 16:49:22 +0000 Chris Prewitt 36260 at http://kcur.org Celebrating Jeff Hamilton Celebrating The Birthday Of Charles Mingus http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-charles-mingus-0 <p></p><p></p><p>On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest Steve Lambert. Our own psychologist, Dr. Pearl, helps Anne Romney with her hubby and then Serena’s School for Scat helps makes sense of the senseless.</p><p>Song List: Living Without You Reincarnation of a Lovebird Love For Sale Fables of Faubus Remember Rockefeller at Attica Nostalgia in Times Square</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:38:11 +0000 Chris Prewitt 35579 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Charles Mingus Celebrating The Birthday Of Herbie Mann http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-herbie-mann <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Herbie Mann with our special guests, Rob Scheps and Jerry Dodgion. Our resident psychologist, Dr. Pearl helps the President and a parody about spring allergies gets messy.<br><br>Song List:<br>Memphis Underground<br>Bird of Beauty<br>Pink Panther<br>Theme Hatari<br>The Days of Wine and Roses<br>Dreamsville<br>Comin’ Home Baby</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:32:22 +0000 Chris Prewitt 35578 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Herbie Mann Celebrating The Birthday Of Freddie Hubbard http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-freddie-hubbard-0 <p></p><p></p><p>On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest Stan Kessler. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she takes a direct call from George W and we preview the new Jazzmark cards to celebrate Jazz Month.<br><br>Song list:<br>52nd &amp; Broadway<br>Upjump Spring<br>Stolen Moments<br>Skydive<br>Bolivia<br>Birdlike</p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:26:47 +0000 Chris Prewitt 35577 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Freddie Hubbard