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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).


194 Pieces

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Caption: Paul Butterfield
(Air Dates: Dec 16 - 22) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Paul Butterfield with our special guests T...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Smith
(Air Dates: Dec 9 - 15) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Jimmy smith, with our special guest Ken Lovern. Ebon...

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


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Kevin Mahogany
(Air Dates: Dec 2 - 8) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music and career of Kevin Mahogany, with Kevin himself....

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, WYAP, KSRQ, and WOUB


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Teddy Wilson
(Air Dates: Nov 25 - Dec 1) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Teddy Wilson with our very own piano master, Joe Cartwright...

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


  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Coleman Hawkins
(Air Dates: Nov 18 - 24) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Coleman Hawkins with our special guest, J...

Bought by KBEM, KPVL, KMUN, KSRQ, KKRN and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Little Willie John
(Air Dates: Nov 11 - 17) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Little Willie John with our special guest,...

Bought by KPVL, KKRN, WYAP, and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: Nov 4 - 10) On this week's episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and his long time...

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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 KPVL, KKRN, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WYAP, KBEM and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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