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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298 Pieces

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Caption: Billie Holiday
(Air Dates: March 31 - April 6) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Billie Holiday with ...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Astrud Gilberto
(Air Dates: March 24 - 30) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of the Girl from Ipanema, Astrud Gilberto....

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nat King Cole
(Air Dates: March 17 - 23) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Nat King Cole, and meet Brazilian jazz gui...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Al Jarreau
(Air Dates: March 10 - 16) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. We test Profe...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby McFerrin
(Air Dates: March 3 - 9) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist, Bobby McFerrin. Two presid...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Claude Williams
(Air Dates: February 25 - March 2) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz violinist, Claude ‘Fiddler...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nina Simone
(Air Dates: February 18 - 24) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Nina Simone with our v...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Wardell Gray
(Air Dates: February 11 - 17) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of saxophonist Wardell Gray with special guest, Ernest Melt...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: King Curtis
(Air Dates: February 4 - 10) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of saxophone great King Curtis with spec...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Roy Eldridge
(Air Dates: January 28 - February 3) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz trumpeter Roy Eldridge w...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby Blue Bland
(Air Dates: January 21 - 27) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues singer Bobby Blue Bland with ou...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Joe Pass
(Air Dates: January 14 - 20) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz guitarist, Joe Pass, with our old friend, Rod Fleeman...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jay McShann
(Air Dates: Jan 7 - 13) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jay McShann with Joe Cartwright. Our very o...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: December 31 - January 6) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky hims...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Joe Lovano
(Air Dates: December 24 - 30, 2018) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano wi...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Butterfield
(Air Dates: December 17 - 23) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues harmonica player, Paul Butterf...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Frank Sinatra
(Air Dates: December 10 - 16) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, with our own David Basse. W...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jim Hall
(Air Dates: December 3 - 9) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz guitarist Jim Hall with our speci...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kevin Mahogany
(Air Dates: November 26 - December 2) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, Kevin Mahogany returns to our show to celebrate his care...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Desmond
(Air Dates: November 19 - 25) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax player Paul Desmond with our spe...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00