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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.

Carriage fees apply. Please contact Pete Weber at pete.weber@theaterleague.org for more information.


152 Pieces

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Caption: Dizzy Gillespie
(Air Dates: October 17 - 23) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest, Nate Nall. A sessio...

  • Added: Sep 28, 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
Caption: Louis Armstrong
(Air Dates: August 1 - 7) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Louis Armstrong with our specia...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Christian
(Air Dates: July 25 - July 31) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Christian, with our special...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Carmell Jones
(Air Dates: July 18 - 24) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Carmell Jones with our special guest Stan Kessler. We have an...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dorothy Fields
(Air Dates: July 11 - 17) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dorothy Fields. In a song parody the Sunny Side of the Street...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pete Fountain
(Air Dates: July 4 - 10) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dixieland jazz clarinetist, Pete Fountain with special guest, ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Willie Dixon
(Air Dates: June 27 - July 3) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of bluesman Willie Dixon, with our special guest Tom "Trashm...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Helen Humes
(Air Dates: June 20 - 26) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Helen Humes. We find out what gives 12SJ head writer, Paul Se...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00