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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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159 Pieces

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Caption: Bob Brookmeyer
(Air Dates: December 12 - 18) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of trombone great Bob Brookm...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jim Hall
(Air Dates: December 5 - 11) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz guitarist Jim Hall with our special guest, Rod Fleema...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kevin Mahogany
(Air Dates: Nov 289 - Dec 4) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, Kevin Mahogany returns to our show to celebrate his career in musi...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Desmond
(Air Dates: November 21 - 27) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax player Paul Desmond with our spe...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Coleman Hawkins
(Air Dates: Nov 14 - 20) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Coleman Hawkins with our special guest, J...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Houston Person
(Air Dates: November 7 - 13) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of tenor sax player, Houston Person. We test the Jazz Profess...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: Oct 1 - Nov 6) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and hi...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pancho Sanchez
(Air Dates: October 25 - 31) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of percussionist Poncho Sanchez with our...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie
(Air Dates: October 17 - 23) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kelley Hunt
(Air Dates: Oct 10 - 16) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Kelley Hunt on a special hour, featuring Kell...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Thelonius Monk
(Air Dates: October 3 -9) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Thelonius Monk, with our special guest N...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: George Gershwin
(Air Dates: Sept 26 - Oct 2) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of composer George Gershwin. We test the Jazz Professor’s kno...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Les McCann
(Air Dates: Sept 19 - 25) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Les McCann with our very own Joe Cartwright. Our resident psyc...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Karrin Allyson
(Air Dates: Sept 12 - 18) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Karrin Allyson with the Grammy nominated vocalist, herself. Karr...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: September 5 - 11) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate jazz legend Charlie Parker with our special guest, Bobby Watson. We test...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: August 29 - September 4) This week we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Parker with Todd Wilkinson. Clay Jenkins from the Clayton Hamil...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lester Young
(Air Dates: August 22 - 28) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Lester Young with our special guest Todd Wilkinson. We have...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Count Basie
(Air Dates: August 15 - 21) On this week’s archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Count Basie with our special guest, Ji...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: George Shearing
(Air Dates: August 8 - 14) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz pianist George Shearing with our own Joe Cartwright. A ...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00