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).


160 Pieces

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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...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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 ...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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 ...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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, ...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Wes Montgomery
(Air Dates: March 4 - 10) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, D...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Christian McBride
(Air Dates: Feb 24 - March 3) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special guests, Christian McBride...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Nancy Wilson
(Air Dates: Feb 18 - 23) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Nancy Wilson with our own songstress, Nedra Dixon. We find out...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Wycliffe Gordon
(Air Dates: Feb 11 - 17) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Wycliffe Gordon with our special guest, Wycliffe himself. We have ...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Floyd Dixon
(Air Dates: Feb 4 - 10) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Floyd Dixon with our special guest Jim Mair. The Sax Therapist h...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Charlie Musselwhite
(Air Dates: Jan 27 - Feb 3) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Musselwhite with our special guests Bill Dye and Tra...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Antonio Carlos Jobim
(Air Dates: Jan 20 - 26) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim with our special guests, Stan Kessler and ...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cedar Walton
(Air Dates: Jan 13-19) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Cedar Walton with our very own Joe Cartwright. An appointment wit...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jay McShann
(Air Dates: Jan 6 - 12) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jay McShann with Joe Cartwright. Our very own Dr. Pearl takes a ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Best of 2013
(Air Date: Dec 31 - Jan 5) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the best moments from 2013 with guests Kevin Mahogany, Karrin Allyson, Wyclif...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bobby Watson
(Air Dates: Dec 23 - 30) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Bobby Watson with our special guests, Pamela and Bobby Watson. Th...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Paul Butterfield
(Air Dates: Dec 16 - 22) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Paul Butterfield with our special guests Tom "Trashmouth" Baker...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Boswell Sisters
(Air Dates: Dec 9 - 15) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the Boswell Sisters with our special guests Victor & Penny featuring Erin McGran...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4