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.

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12th Street Jump
11:30 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Happy Birthday, Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval

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

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12th Street Jump
11:30 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Happy Birthday, Zoot Simms

Zoot Simms

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

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12th Street Jump
1:56 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Dizzie Gillespie

Dizzie Gillespie

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

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12th Street Jump
1:19 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

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

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12th Street Jump
9:11 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday of Cannonball Adderley

Canonball Adderley

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

Cannonball Adderley

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12th Street Jump
1:20 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Jimmy Reed

Jimmy Reed

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

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12th Street Jump
11:51 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday of Bill Evans

Bill Evans

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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KC Currents
8:22 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Charlie Parker Cutting Contest Results Are In

12 St. Jump

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.  

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12th Street Jump
1:07 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny

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

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12th Street Jump
12:28 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Celebrating The Birthdays Of Dorothy Ashby And Tony Bennett

Dorothy Ashby

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.

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12th Street Jump
10:03 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Celebrating The Birthdays of Hank Jones & Eddie Jefferson

Hank Jones

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

Hank Jones

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12th Street Jump
9:45 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson

Sonny Boy Williamson

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

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12th Street Jump
12:25 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Philly Joe Jones

Philly Joe Jones

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

Philly Joe Jones

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12th Street Jump
2:27 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan

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

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12th Street Jump
2:07 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Celebrating The Birthdays of Lena Horne and Dave Grusin

Lena Horne

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

Lena Horne

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12th Street Jump
10:28 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams

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

Cootie Williams

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12th Street Jump
12:31 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Celebrating The Birthdays of Cole Porter and Kenny Barron

Cole Porter

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

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12th Street Jump
10:35 am
Fri June 22, 2012

2012 Summer & Fall Schedule

Celebrate drummer Philly Joe Jones with 12th Street Jump at midnight on July 14.
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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.

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12th Street Jump
1:20 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of T-Bone Walker

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

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12th Street Jump
12:33 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Miles Davis

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

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12th Street Jump
10:25 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Celebrating The Birthdays Of Irving Berlin & Mary Lou Williams

Karrin Allyson

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)

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12th Street Jump
2:26 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Richard 'Groove' Holmes

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"

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12th Street Jump
12:02 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Charles Mingus

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.

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12th Street Jump
11:50 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Happy Birthday To Mr. Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton.

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

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12th Street Jump
11:59 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

Happy B-day, Freddie Hubbard

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

12th Street Jump
8:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Happy Birthday, Gerry Mulligan!

Heinrich Klaffs www.flickr.com

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.

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12th Street Jump
3:54 pm
Sat March 24, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Thad Jones

Paul Oberlin www.flickr.com

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.

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12th Street Jump
1:38 pm
Sat March 17, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Nat King Cole

Library of Congress

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.

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12th Street Jump
11:49 am
Sat March 10, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Bix Beiderbecke

Audio Vault www.flickr.com

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

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