12th Street Jump

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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).


173 Pieces

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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 KNSJ 89.1FM Descanso and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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-LP


  • 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-LP


  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Erroll Garner
(Air Dates: June 10 - 16) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Erroll Garner, with our own Joe Cartwright. We talk cars with ...

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Monty Alexander
(Air Dates: June 3 - 9) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Monty Alexander and Oliver Nelson. Our resident psychologist, Dr...

Bought by KPVL, WJAB, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bob James
(Air Dates: May 27 - June 2) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Bob James with the Grammy Award winner himself. We find out wh...

Bought by WJAB, KFOK-LP, KPVL, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: May 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Fats Waller
(Air Dates: May 20 - 26) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Fats Waller. Dr. Pearl helps Keith Richards deal with change an...

Bought by WJAB, KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: May 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Big Joe Turner
(Air Dates: May 13 - 19) On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner with own blues shouter, Da...

Bought by WJAB, KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mary Lou Williams
(Air Dates: May 6 - 12) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Mary Lou Williams with our special guest, Eboni Fondren. We find...

Bought by WJAB, KPVL, KKRN, and WOUB


  • Added: May 05, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jeff Hamilton
(Air Dates: April 29 - May 5) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Jeff Hamilton with our special guest, the man himself, Jeff ...

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


  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Charles Mingus
(Air Dates: April 22 - 28)This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest, Steve Lambert. Dr. Pear...

Bought by WJAB, WNJR, KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Herbie Mann
(Air Dates: April 15-21) On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Herbie Mann with our special guests, Rob ...

Bought by WJAB, WNJR, KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Freddie Hubbard
(Air Dates: April 8-14) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest, Stan Kessler. A session wi...

Bought by WJAB, WNJR, KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Joe Sample
(Air Dates April 1 - 7) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Joe Sample with our special guest, the man himself, Joe Sample. We ...

Bought by WJAB, WNJR, KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Sarah Vaughan
(Air Dates: March 25-31) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sarah Vaughan with our special guest, Angela Hagenbach. We find...

Bought by WJAB, WNJR, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Randy Brecker
(Air Dates: March 18-24) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Randy Brecker, with Randy Brecker himself. We play a game of "So, ...

Bought by WJAB, WNJR, KPVL, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Quincy Jones
(Air Dates: March 11-17) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Quincy Jones with our special guest, Horace Washington. We find o...

Bought by WJAB, WOUB, KKRN, WNJR, KFOK-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6