12th Street Jump

Series produced by KCUR

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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 topical sketch comedy, improvs and some 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. FREE (no PRX points required).


187 Pieces

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Caption: Zoot Sims
(Air Dates: Oct 28 - Nov 4) This week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Zoot Sims and pays tribute to our special gu...

Bought by KKRN, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WYAP, KBEM, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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(Air Dates: Oct 21 - 27) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Kelley Hunt on a special hour, featuring Kelley herself. The gang ...

Bought by KPVL, WYAP, KKRN, WOUB, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie
(Air Dates: Oct 14 - 20) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest, Hermon Mehari. A sessio...

Bought by KPVL, WYAP, KKRN, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Thelonius Monk
(Air Dates: Oct 7 - 13) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Thelonius Monk with our special guest Dave Chael. Our own Dr. Pe...

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, WYAP, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Oscar Pettiford
(Air Dates: Sept 29 - Oct 5) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Oscar Pettiford with our special guest Tyrone Clark. We pla...

Bought by KSRQ, KPVL, KKRN, WYAP, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Les McCann
(Air Dates: Sept 22 - 28) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Les McCann with our very own Joe Cartwright. Our resident psyc...

Bought by KSRQ, KPVL, KKRN, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WYAP and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: George Gershwin
(Air Dates: Sept 16 - 22) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of George Gershwin with our very special guest...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Reed
(Air Dates: Sept 9 - 15) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jimmy Reed with our special guest Sheila Bey. Karrin Allyson st...

Bought by KPVL, KSRQ, KKRN, Peconic Public Broadcasting, and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: Sept 2 - 8) This week on 12th Street Jump, it's part 2 in our celebration of Charlie Parker's birthday with our special guest, Dan Thom...

Bought by KSRQ, WNJR, KKRN, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: August 26 - Sept 1) On this week’s archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Parker with our special gu...

Bought by KKRN, WYAP, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Count Basie
(Air Dates: August 18 - 24) On this week’s episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Count Basie with our special guest, Jim Mair. ...

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WYAP, and WOUB


  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Pat Metheny
(Air Dates: August 11 - 17) On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Pat Metheny with our special guest Dann...

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Louis Armstrong
(Air Dates: August 5 - 11) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Louis Armstrong with our speci...

Bought by KKRN and WOUB


  • Added: Aug 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hank Jones
(Air Dates: July 29 - August 4) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Hank Jones and Eddie Jefferson. We take a call-in from ...

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Helen Merrill
(Air Dates: 22 - 28) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Helen Merrill with our special guest, Angela Hagenbach. Miss Wardin...

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, KNSJ 89.1FM Descanso, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Philly Joe Jones
(Air Dates: July 15 - 21) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Philly Joe Jones with our special guest Tommy Ruskin. On the f...

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Louis Jordan
Air Dates: July 8 - 14) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Louis Jordan with our special guests, Victor & Penny. The Jazz ...

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, KKRN, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Ahmad Jamal
(Air Dates: July 1 - 7) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Ahmad Jamal with our very own Joe Cartwright. The 12th Street ps...

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Big Bill Broonzy
(Air Dates: June 24 - 30) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of bluesman Big Bill Broonzy, with our special guest Matt Hopper....

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Jun 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dave Lambert
(Air Dates: June 17 - 23) On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dave Lambert with our specials guests Kat...

Bought by WOUB and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2