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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.


142 Pieces

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(Air Dates: Sept 22 - 28) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Les McCann with our very own Joe Cartwright. Our resident psyc...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Karrin Allyson
(Air Dates: Sept 15 - 21) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Karrin Allyson with the Grammy nominated vocalist, herself. Karr...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jimmy Reed
(Air Dates: Sept 8 - 14) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jimmy Reed with our special guest Sheila B...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: September 1 - 7) This week is the second part of our Charlie Parker celebration, and on this episode we'll feature Charlie Parker's mus...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: Aug 25 - 31) This archive episode of 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Charlie Parker with our special guest, Dan Thomas. We...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Count Basie
(Air Dates: August 18 - 24) On this week’s archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Count Basie with our special guest, Ji...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pat Metheny
(Air Dates: August 11 - 17) On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Pat Metheny with our special guest Dann...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Louis Armstrong
(Air Dates: August 4 - 10) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Louis Armstrong with our speci...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Christian
(Air Dates: July 28 - August 3) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Christian, with our special guest Rod Fleeman. ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Helen Merrill
(Air Dates: July 21-27) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Helen Merrill, with our special guest Ange...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dorothy Fields
(Air Dates: July 14 - 20) 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 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Louis Jordan
Air Dates: July 7 - 13) On week this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Louis Jordan with our special guests,...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Willie Dixon
(Air Dates: June 30 - July 6) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of bluesman Willie Dixon, with our special guest Tom "Trashm...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Bill Broonzy
(Air Dates: June 23 - 29) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of bluesman Big Bill Broonzy, with our spec...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dave Lambert
(Air Dates: June 16 - 22) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Dave Lambert, of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross with...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Erroll Garner
(Air Dates June 9 - 15) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Erroll Garner, with our own Joe Cartwright....

  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paquito D'Rivera
(Air Dates: June 2 - 8) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Paquito D'Rivera with our special guest, Dave Chael. Eboni offe...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob James
(Air Dates: May 26 - June 1) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bob James with the Grammy Award winner h...

  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Fats Waller
(Air Dates: May 19 - 25) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Fats Waller. Dr. Pearl helps Keith Richard...

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Red Garland
(Air Dates: May 12 - 19) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday and career of Red Garland, with our very own Joe Cartwright. Ebon...

  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:00