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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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Up to Date
10:01 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Best Music of 2012

'Weekend Blues' from The Caves' 'Duplexiaville' is one of Michael Byars' favorite tunes of 2012

There's no doubt that much of Kansas City's creativity is embodied in its local music scene.

Friday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes the return of the Local Music Show​, during which our music experts Chris HaghirianBill Brownlee and Michael Byars will check out some of the best music - local and international - of 2012.

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

Celebrating The Boswell Sisters

The Boswell Sisters

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

Up to Date
3:39 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Tenor Nathan Granner on "Hymn: Songs of Great Faith" and "The Monocle"

Tenor Nathan Granner

Tenor Nathan Granner has done his share of traditional work with the likes of the Lyric Opera here in Kansas City and as a member of The American Tenors trio.  

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Central Standard
7:27 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Top O' The World, MAW!

The ladies of MAW, post-floorboard-wearing-out of local porch.

What do you get when three band wives get together with friends to make their own music?  Well, you get MAW, a Lawrence-based, all female string band with an attitude.


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Up to Date
10:07 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Becomes A 'Drama Queen'

Opera superstar Joyce DiDonato won a Grammy this year for Best Classical Vocal Solo.

The Prairie Village native and mezzo-soprano was the star of a TV special titled "Homecoming" produced by Kansas City's KCPT and PBS Arts. The concert with the Kansas City Symphony at the newly-opened Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was broadcast nationally, and now, she has a new disc out titled "Drama Queens," which she recorded in Italy in July.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Sterling Witt: Upside-Down And Backwards

Sterling Witt

A  man who plays his guitar upside-down and backwards.  Sounds difficult, but it's also beautiful.

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Up to Date
10:15 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Local Music Critics Pick KC's Best

Brody Buster Band
Brody Buster Band

Looking for a new sound? Kansas City's musical veins are still pumping with melodies.

On Friday's Up to Date, local music critics Chris Haghirian, Bill Brownlee and Michael Byars will check out some of the latest tunes to come out of the area.

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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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KC Currents
9:43 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Live Music For A Living

KC Star pop music editor Tim Finn
Kansas City Star

If you spend any amount of time going to concerts or music shows in Kansas City, you’ve probably seen a tall, thin man with a shock of grey hair usually standing by himself, often near the back of the club.

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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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Central Standard
3:14 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Meet The Ukesters

wererabbit flickr

It's lightweight, inexpensive, and fun to play, with a sound that's both deeply sentimental and incredibly silly. Is there a more perfect instrument than the ukulele?

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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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KC Currents
3:47 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Local Father-Daughter Duo Shines On A National Stage

Kansas City based father daughter duo Maurice and Shanice Hayes.
www.kcvocals.com Shanice and Maurice Hayes

Kansas City’s own father-daughter singing duo, Maurice and Shanice Hayes, are competing in NBC’s national talent competition, America’s Got Talent, for a $1 million prize. 

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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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