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
6:22 pm
Sat March 3, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wes Montgomery

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This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of guitar great Wes Montgomery with our special guest Danny Embrey. On the lighter side, Dr. Pearl is on the clock dishing out some advice and Serena’s School for Scat reminds us all how convoluted some politicians and celebrities talk.

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12th Street Jump
1:00 am
Sun February 26, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Percussionist Willie Bobo

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Latin percussionist Willie Bobo with our special guest Gary Helm.

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12th Street Jump
8:57 am
Sun February 19, 2012

Happy Birthdays To Nancy Wilson & Nina Simone

Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 - April 21, 2003).

On this week's 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of song stylist Miss Nancy Wilson & the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone, with our very own Nedra Dixon.

During the hour, the 12th Street Jump gang plays “So What’s Your Question?” and we learn a bit more about Nedra in a little jam session called, ”Who’s Got the Blues?"

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12th Street Jump
4:55 pm
Sat February 11, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Harold Arlen

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This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Harold Arlen with our special guest Ervin Brown. The gang discovers what gives St. Louis people the Blues and the Sax Therapist helps a Pittsburgh couple prime their private passion.

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12th Street Jump
12:07 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Benny "King" Curtis

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This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of King Curtis with our special guest Jim Mair. The wives on the campaign trail get some advice from Dr. Pearl and the Sax Therapist helps a married couple get their spark back.

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12th Street Jump
1:13 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Celebrating the Birthdays Of Stephane Grappelli And Django Reinhardt

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt with our special guests Marvin Gruenbaum and Clayton DeLong. Dr. Pearl prescribes some good advice for celebrities and politicians and we all take a language lesson from Serena’s School for Scat.

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12th Street Jump
1:49 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrated the birthday of Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, with our special guest Millage Gilbert as the Blues take center stage.

The iconic American folk and blues musician, Lead Belly was considered the "King of the 12-string guitar" but he also played the piano, accordion, mandolin, harmonica and violin in some recordings.

 

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12th Street Jump
10:00 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Jay McShann With Joe Cartwright

This week on 12th Street Jump, celebrate the music of Kansas City bluesman, jazzman & bandleader Jay McShann with music director & piano man Joe Cartwright.

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12th Street Jump
10:52 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Celebrate The New Year & Birthday Of Saxman James Carter

Ring in 2012 & celebrate the birthday of tenor saxman James Carter on 12th Street Jump, public radio's weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam, Saturday at midnight on KCUR.

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1:33 am
Sun December 18, 2011

Celebrating Paul Butterfield's Birthday

This week on 12th Street Jump, celebrate the birthday of Paul Butterfield with special guest Tom “Trashmouth” Baker.

Paul Butterfield (Dec.17,1942 - May 4, 1987) founded the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early 1960s. Butterfield played the harmonica in an unconventional way -- by turning it upside-down. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band performed at the original Woodstock Festival.

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12th Street Jump
3:47 pm
Sat December 10, 2011

Celebrating Joe Williams' Birthday

This week 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of vocalist Joe Williams with Kansas City's own David Basse.

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