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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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147 Pieces

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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
Caption: King Curtis
This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of saxophone great King Curtis with special guest Brad Gregory. We test the Professor's mu...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Stan Getz
(Air Dates: Jan 31 - Feb 6) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Stan Getz with our special guest Jim Ma...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Musselwhite
(Air Dates: Jan 24 - 30) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Musselwhite with our special guests Bill Dye and Trashm...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Antonio Carlos Jobim
(Air Dates: Jan 17 - 23) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim with our special gues...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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