jazz

12th Street Jump
3:00 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Randy Brecker

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Randy Brecker with Randy himself. A game of “So, What’s Your Question” and a parody about Randy’s blues, reveals even more about this jazz great.

Song List:
Red Top
All Or Nothing At All
Just Friends
Cherokee
Musician’s Ol Lady Blues
Someday My Prince Will Come
Blues Walk

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12th Street Jump
2:47 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Nat King Cole

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Nat King Cole with our special guest Lonnie McFadden. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she helps Sarah Palin & Rush Limbaugh, but that won’t stop a parody about “All That Trash”.
Song list:
Poinciana
Unforgettable
All That Jazz
L. O. V. E.
Smile
Route 66

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12th Street Jump
1:31 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wes Montgomery

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, Danny Embry. The Dr. Pearl appointment helps Angelina Jolie and Serena’s School for Scat explains the rise of gas prices.

Song List:
Janine
Gone With the Wind
You’re Everything
If You Could See Me Now
Con Alma
Dearly Beloved

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12th Street Jump
11:54 am
Sun February 24, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Dexter Gordon

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dexter Gordon with our special guest, Jim Mair. Dr. Pearl grabs a drink with Marco Rubio and the Sax Therapist helps a couple kickstart their engine.

Song List:
On The Trail
Body & Soul
Fried Bananas
Mean To Me
I Told You So
Long Tall Dexter
One For My Baby

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12th Street Jump
1:46 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wycliffe Gordon

Wycilffe Gordon

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Wycliffe Gordon with our special guest, Wycliffe himself. There’s an old fashioned cutting contest, a blues jam custom made for Wycliffe, and Nedra’s man delivers another sad Valentine.

Song List:

I’m Beginning To See The Light
I Cover The Waterfront
Blue n’ Boogie
Now Is The Time
Basin Street Blues
Hello Pops
Swing That Music

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12th Street Jump
11:33 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of King Curtis

King Curtis

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of King Curtis with our special guest Jim Mair. A session with Dr. Pearl gets some much needed help to women married to Washington, and the alliterative Sax Therapist starts a Pensacola pair playing perfectly, post political prudeness.

Song List:
I Want A Little Girl
Night Train
After Hours
Sister Sadie
Ode To Billie Joe
Hey Bartender

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12th Street Jump
2:38 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Charlie Musselwhite

Charlie Musselwhite

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Musselwhite with our special guests Bill Dye and Trashmouth Baker. The gang sings about their Super Bowl Blues and Charlie Musselwhite himself calls in to let us know what gives him the blues.

Song List:

Outskirts of Town
The Blues Overtook Me
Willow Weep For Me
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Christo Redemptor
Movin and Groovin
Memphis Charlie
Just Your Fool

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12th Street Jump
1:16 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Stephane Grappelli

Stephane Grappelli

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Stephane Grappelli with our special guest Marvin Gruenbaum. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she helps celebrities with famous issues and before the end of the hour, Serena’s School for Scat straightens out crooked politicians.

Song List:

Thou Swell
Pent Up House
Minor Swing
Sweet Georgia Brown
Pennies From Heaven
Makin’ Whoopee
It Don’t Mean A Thing

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Trumpeting Jazz In Kansas City

Hermon Mehari

How do you get to be one of the rising stars of Kansas City's jazz scene?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Why Jazz Happened

Why Jazz Happened by Marc Myers

The sweet notes of smooth jazz are well-known to anyone who’s delved into Kansas City’s history, but jazz is still evolving today.

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KC Currents
5:55 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Remembering Kansas City Jazz Musician Eddie Saunders

Bernard “Step Buddy” Anderson Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, UMKC

Kansas City saxophone player and jazz singer Eddie Saunders passed away on December 30, 2012.  The late Lucky Wesley of The Scamps came up with Saunders and had described him as nice--naughty but nice.  Saunders loved to sing and he loved to play, and he was proud of his Kansas City jazz heritage.

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12th Street Jump
2:38 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Celebrating The Boswell Sisters

The Boswell Sisters
  • special guests Victor & Penny featuring Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the Boswell Sisters with our special guests Victor & Penny featuring Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling. To learn more about Erin we play “Who’s Got the Blues” and we all have a sugar low as we sing a parody to help deal the biggest bake sale in history.

Song List:

Good Morning Blues

I’ll Never Say Never Again

Object Of My Affection

Comes Love

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A  Letter

If It Ain’t Love

Love Me Or Leave Me

Way Back Home

KC Currents
4:00 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Jazz Singer Deborah Brown's New CD And International Attention

Jazz singer Deborah Brown at the KCUR studios.
Suzanne Hogan KCUR

Kansas City-based singer Deborah Brown says her new CD, All Too Soon, explores hidden gems of jazz songs.

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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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Up to Date
10:56 am
Wed October 10, 2012

KC's Music Scene Drives Filmmaker's Latest Effort

The sounds of Count Basie and Charlie Parker are part of Kansas City’s musical identity.

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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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Up To Date
9:37 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Songs & Moments With Kevin Mahogany

Jazz artist Kevin Mahogany
kevinmahagony.com

In the second part of Thursday's Up to Date we take some time with jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany.

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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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Up to Date
9:37 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Kansas Native Karrin Allyson Returns To Prairie Village - For The Weekend

Karrin Allyson performs Saturday evening at the Prairie Village Jazz Festival
Reisig and Taylor

Jazz singer and pianist Karrin Allyson is in town this weekend to perform at the Prairie Village Jazz Festival.

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KC Currents
5:00 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

Mutual Musicians Foundation's Spirit Won't Stop

The Mutual Musicians at 18th and Highland stays up as late as jazz music is happening upstairs…often until sunrise.

For more than eighty years, the small two-story building at 1823 Highland Avenue has been the heart of Kansas City jazz. 

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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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The Fish Fry
10:33 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Yank Rachell, Knocky Parker

Yank Rachell

 James "Yank" Rachell (March 16, 1910 – April 9, 1997) was an American country blues musician, dubbed an "elder statesman of the blues." - Wikipedia

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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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Central Standard
1:32 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Kansas City Youth Jazz

Kansas City Youth Jazz

Pop, rock and rap might top the charts, but it’s good old Jazz that’s capturing the hearts of at least some of the new generation of area musicians.

In the first half of Thursday’s Central Standard – we'll take a look at KC Youth Jazz, a group that’s expanded into more than 50 schools around greater Kansas City. We’ll hear some music, talk concerts, appreciation, preservation – all that jazz with Musical Director and instructor Clarence Smith.

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Fish Fry Friday
1:17 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

A Conversation With Danny Cox

Danny Cox

Danny Cox was born in CincinnatiOhio and moved to Kansas CityKansas in 1963.

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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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Performance
11:20 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Slam Poetry Meets Jazz

The House pianist, Everett Freeman, performs during the opening 30 minute set.
Eric Baker KCUR

Let’s play a word association game.  What’s do you think when I say, “Kansas City?”  Barbecue?  The Royals? How about jazz?  Now what about when I say “Jazz,” what do you think?  It probably isn’t poetry.

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Up to Date
1:28 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Jazz Musician David Basse

David Basse

Who’s the king of KC Jazz?

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Central Standard
2:25 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Get Your Rag On This Summer

Scott Joplin

On this Thursday's Central Standard, ragtime music and one of its earliest composers, Scott Joplin. A man of mystery, Joplin moved from place to place but left his heart in Sedalia, Missouri. This is where he wrote his famous Maple Leaf Rag, which was the first piece of sheet music to sell over one million copies.

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