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: Big Bill Broonzy
(Air Dates: June 25 - July 1) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of bluesman, Big Bill Broonzy, with our...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Helen Humes
(Air Dates: June 18 - 24) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Helen Humes. We find out what gives 12SJ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Doc Cheatham
(Air Dates: June 11 - 17) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday jazz trumpet great Doc Cheatham with our special guest, Nate Na...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tal Farlow
(Air Dates: June 4 - 10) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of guitarist, Tal Farlow with our special gu...

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Stein
(Air Dates: May 28 - June 5) This week on 12th Street Jump, we welcome jazz guitarist John Stein. We find out what gives John the blues and send of...

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob James
(Air Dates: May 21 - 27) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bob James with the Grammy Award winner himse...

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Joe Turner
(Air Dates: May 14 - 20) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner with our very own David Ba...

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Robert Johnson
(Air Dates: May 7 - 13) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues legend, Robert Johnson with our guests John Paul Drum and...

  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Ron Carter
(Air Dates: April 30 - May 6) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz bassist Ron Carter. Two preside...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Toots Thielemans
(Air Dates: April 23 - 29) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Toots Thielemans with our special guest...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charles Mingus
(Air Dates: April 16 - 22) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest S...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Yip Harburg
(Air Dates: April 9 - 15) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Yip Harburg. The gang comes up with a th...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Billie Holliday
(Air Dates: April 2 - 8) This week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Billie Holiday with our specia...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Astrud Gilberto
(Air Dates: March 26 - April 1) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of the Girl from Ipanema, Astrud Gilberto. We test David’s...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nat King Cole
(Air Dates: March 19 - 25) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Nat King Cole. The gang plays a game of...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Al Jarreau
(Air Dates: March 12 - 18) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. We test Profe...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby McFerrin
(Air Dates: March 5 - 11) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist, Bobby McFerrin. Two presi...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Claude 'Fiddler' Williams
(Air Dates: July 14 - 20) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz violinist, Claude ‘Fiddler’ Williams. We find out what g...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Christian McBride
(Air Dates: February 19 - 25) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special gue...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nina Simone
(Air Dates: February 12 - 18) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Nina Simone with our v...

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