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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: 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
Caption: Lester Young
(Air Dates: August 23 - 29) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Lester Young with our special guest Todd Wilkinson. We have...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Count Basie
(Air Dates: August 16 - 22) On this week’s archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Count Basie with our special guest, Ji...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pat Metheny
(Air Dates: August 9 - 15) On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Pat Metheny with our special guest Danny...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Louis Armstrong
(Air Dates: August 2 - 8) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Louis Armstrong with our specia...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Christian
(Air Dates: July 26 - August 1) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Christian, with our specia...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Carmell Jones
(Air Dates: July 19 - 25) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Carmell Jones with our special guest Stan Kessler. We have an...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dorothy Fields
(Air Dates: July 12 - 18) 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 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Louis Jordan
(Air Dates: July 5 - 11) On week this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Louis Jordan with our special guests...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Willie Dixon
(Air Dates: June 28 - July 4) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of bluesman Willie Dixon, with our special guest Tom "Trashm...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Helen Humes
(Air Dates: June 21 - 27) 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 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dave Lambert
(Air Dates: June 14 - 20) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Dave Lambert, of Lambert, Hen...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Erroll Garner
(Air Dates June 7 - 13) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Erroll Garner, with our own Joe Cartwright....

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paquito D'Rivera
(Air Dates: May 31- June 5) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Paquito D'Rivera with our special gues...

  • Added: May 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob James
(Air Dates: May 22 - 30) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bob James with the Grammy Award winner himse...

  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Joe Turner
(Air Dates: May 17 - 23) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner with our very own David Basse. The gang plays "...

  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Red Garland
(Air Dates: May 10 - 16) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Red Garland, with our very own Joe Cartwright. Ebon...

  • Added: May 09, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Mary Lou Williams
(Air Dates: May 3 - 9) This week we celebrate the birthdays of composer Irving Berlin and Kansas City's own queen of jazz, Mary Lou Williams. We fi...

  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Toots Thielemans
(Air Dates: April 26 - May 2) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Toots Thielemans with our special gu...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:00