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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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130 Pieces

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Caption: Jay McShann
(Air Dates: Jan 10 - 16) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jay McShann with Joe Cartwright. Our very ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub
(Air Dates: January 3 - 9) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and hi...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby Watson
(Air Dates: Dec 27 - Jan 2) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Bobby Watson with our special guests, Pam...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Chet Baker
(Air Dates: Dec 20 - 26) On this week's episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Chet Baker with our special guest Stan Kessler. E...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob Brookmeyer
This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of trombone great Bob Brookmeyer, with our special guest Jason Godeau. Eboni ha...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jimmy Smith
On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Jimmy smith, with our special guest Ken Lovern. Eboni h...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kevin Mahogany
(Air Dates: Nov 29 - Dec 5) This week on 12th Street Jump, Kevin Mahogany returns to our show to celebrate his career in music. He joins us for a m...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Desmond
(Air Dates: November 22 - 28) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax player Paul Desmond with our special guest, Dan Thoma...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Coleman Hawkins
(Air Dates: Nov 15 - 21) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Coleman Hawkins with our special guest, J...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Little Willie John
(Air Dates: Nov 8 - 14) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Little Willie John with our special guest, ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: November 1 - 7) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and h...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Poncho Sanchez
(Air Dates: October 25 - 31) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of percussionist Poncho Sanchez with our special guest Gary He...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie
(Air Dates: October 18 - 24) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest, Nate Nall. A sessio...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kelley Hunt
(Air Dates: Oct 11 - 17) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Kelley Hunt on a special hour, featuring Kell...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Thelonius Monk
(Air Dates: October 4 -10) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Thelonius Monk, with our special guest ...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Oscar Pettiford
(Air Dates: Sept 27 - Oct 3) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Oscar Pettiford with our special guest...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Les McCann
(Air Dates: Sept 20 - 26) 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, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Karrin Allyson
(Air Dates: Sept 13 - 19) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Karrin Allyson with the Grammy nominated vocalist, herself. Karr...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sonny Rollins
This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Rollins with our special guest Doug Talley and co-host Molly Hammer. We find out ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: August 30 - September 5) This week we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Parker with Todd Wilkinson. Clay Jenkins from the Clayton Hamil...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00