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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: Charles Mingus
(Air Dates: April 19 - 25) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest Steve Lambert. The gang...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Herbie Mann
(Air Dates: April 12-18) On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Herbie Mann with our special guests, Rob ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Freddie Hubbard
(Air Date: April 5 - 11) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest Sta...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Hugh Masekela
(Air Dates: March 29 - April 4) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Hugh Masekela with our special guest, Hermon Mehari. Eb...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sarah Vaughan
(Air Dates: March 22 - 28) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sarah Vaughan with our special guest, An...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nat King Cole
(Air Dates: March 15 - 21) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Nat King Cole. The gang plays a game of "Ask the Professor" w...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Quincy Jones
(Air Dates: March 8 - 14) 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 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Wes Montgomery
(Air Dates: March 1 - 7) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, Danny Embrey. The gang p...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Christian McBride
(Air Dates: February 23 - March 1) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special guests, Christian Mc...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Nina Simone
(Air Dates: February 16 - 22) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson. Eboni dishes out some advice...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Wycliffe Gordon
(Air Dates: February 9 - 15) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Wycliffe Gordon with the man himself as our special guest. We ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Stan Getz
(Air Dates: Feb 2 - 8) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Stan Getz with our special guest Jim Mair. W...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Musselwhite
(Air Dates: Jan 26 - Feb 2) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Musselwhite with our special guests Bill Dye and Tra...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Antonio Carlos Jobim
(Air Dates: Jan 19 - 25) On this weeks archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim with our special guest...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jay McShann
(Air Dates: Jan 12 - 18) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jay McShann with Joe Cartwright. Our very ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: January 5-11) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and his...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bobby Watson
(Air Dates: Dec 30 - Jan 5) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Bobby Watson with our special guests, Pam...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Chet Baker
(Air Dates: Dec 22 - 28) On this weeks episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Chet Baker with our special guest Stan Kessler. Eb...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob Brookmeyer
(Air Dates: Dec 15 - 21) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of trombone great Bob Brookmeyer, with our special gue...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jimmy Smith
(Air Dates: Dec 8 - 14) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Jimmy smith, with our special g...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00