12th Street Jump Weekly

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Public Radio's weekly Jazz, Blues, and Comedy Jam, recorded live from 12th Street in Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week we celebrate the birthday of a jazz or blues great with sketch comedy, improv and great live music. "An urban/jazz PHC."

Live from Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Dizzy met the Bird, this one hour weekly program celebrates the artists who made Jazz and Blues the quintessential American art form. A talented cast of actors and musicians keep the music alive in a rapid-fire program of topical sketch comedy, jazz and the blues. 52 weekly one hour programs plus "Best of" shows.

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316 Pieces

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Caption: Chet Baker
(Air Dates: Dec 29 - Jan 4) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Chet Baker with our special guest Stan...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Joe Lovano
(Air Dates: December 22 - 28, 2018) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano wi...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Butterfield
(Air Dates: December 15 - 21) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues harmonica player, Paul Butterf...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Frank Sinatra
(Air Dates: December 8- 14) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, with our...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jim Hall
(Air Dates: December 1 - 7) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz guitarist Jim Hall with our speci...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kevin Mahogany
(Air Dates: November 24 - 30) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, Kevin Mahogany returns to our show to celebrate his career in mus...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Desmond
(Air Dates: November 17 - 23) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax player Paul Desmond with our spe...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Johnny Mercer
(Air Dates: November 10 - 16) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of lyricist and songwriter Johnny Merce...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Houston Person
(Air Dates: November 3 - 9) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of tenor sax player, Houston Person. We t...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Julia Lee
(Air Dates: October 27 - November 2) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues vocalist Julia Lee with...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Poncho Sanchez
(Air Dates: October 20 - 26) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of percussionist Poncho Sanchez with our...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie
(Air Dates: Oct 13 - 19) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest, N...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Thelonius Monk
(Air Dates: October 6 - 12) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Thelonius Monk, with our special guest...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Albert Collins
(Air Dates: September 29 - October 5) On this week's archive edition 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues guitarist Albert Collins ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: George Gershwin
(Air Dates: Sept 22 - 28) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of composer George Gershwin. We test the Ja...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Coltrane
(Air Dates: September 15 - 21) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax great John Coltrane. We test Pr...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Karrin Allyson
(Air Dates: Sept 8 - 14) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Karrin Allyson with the Grammy nominated voc...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sonny Rollins
(Air Dates: September 1 - 7) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Rollins with our special guest ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: August 25 - 31) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate jazz legend Charlie Parker with our special guest, Bob...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lester Young
(Air Dates: August 18 - 24) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Lester Young with our special guest, T...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00