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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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154 Pieces

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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
Caption: Dave Lambert
(Air Dates: June 13 - 19) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Dave Lambert, of Lambert, Hen...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tal Farlow
“(Air Dates: June 6 - 12) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of guitarist, Tal Farlow with our special guest Danny Embrey. Eb...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pacquito D'Rivera
(Air Dates: May 30 - June 4) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Paquito D'Rivera with our special gue...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob James
(Air Dates: May 23 - 29) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bob James with the Grammy Award winner himse...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Joe Turner
(Air Dates: May 16 - 22) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner with our very own David Basse. The gang plays "...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Red Garland
(Air Dates: May 9 - 15) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Red Garland, with our very own Joe Cartwright. Eboni...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Mary Lou Williams
(Air Dates: May 2 - 8) This week we celebrate the birthdays of composer Irving Berlin and Kansas City's own queen of jazz, Mary Lou Williams. We fi...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Toots Thielemans
(Air Dates: April 25 - May 1) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Toots Thielemans with our special gu...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charles Mingus
(Air Dates: April 18 - 24) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest Steve Lambert. The gang...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Yip Harburg
(Air Dates: April 11 - 17) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Yip Harburg. The gang comes up with a theme song for The Don...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Freddie Hubbard
(Air Date: April 4 - 10) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest Sta...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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(Air Dates: March 28 - April 3) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Hugh Masekela with our special guest, Hermon Mehari. Eb...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sarah Vaughan
(Air Dates: March 21-27) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sarah Vaughan with our special guest, Ange...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Al Jarreau
(Air Dates: March 14 - 20) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. We test Professor Cartwright’s jaz...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Quincy Jones
(Air Dates: March 7 - 13) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Quincy Jones with our special guest, the la...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Wes Montgomery
(Air Dates: February 28 - March 6) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, Danny Embrey. ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Christian McBride
(Air Dates: February 21 - 27) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special guests, Christian McBride...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nina Simone
On this week's 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz vocalist Nina Simone with our very own Eboni Fondren. Eboni has some advice for ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00