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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.


134 Pieces

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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
Caption: Mary Lou Williams
(Air Dates: May 5 - 11) This week we celebrate the birthdays of composer Irving Berlin and Kansas City's own queen of jazz, Mary Lou Williams. Conc...

  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Toots Thielemans
(Air Dates: April 28 - May 4) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Toots Thielemans with our special guest, Randy Weinstein....

  • Added: Apr 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charles Mingus
(Air Dates: April 21 - April 27) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guests Steve Lambert an...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Herbie Mann
(Air Dates: April 14-20) On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Herbie Mann with our special guests, Rob ...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Freddie Hubbard
(Air Dates: April 7 - 13) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest St...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Hugh Masekela
(Air Dates: March 31 - April 6) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Hugh Masekela with our special guest, Hermon Mehari. Eb...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sarah Vaughan
(Air Dates: March 24-30) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sarah Vaughan with our special guest, Ange...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Quincy Jones
(Air Dates: March 10 - 16) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Quincy Jones with our special guest, the l...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00