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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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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
Caption: Wes Montgomery
(Air Dates: March 3 - 9) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, Danny Embrey. The gang p...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:09
Caption: Christian McBride
(Air Dates: February 24 - March 2) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special guests, Christian Mc...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Alec Wilder
(Air Dates: February 17 - 23) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Alec Wilder with our special guest Rich Hill. We learn wha...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Wycliffe Gordon
(Air Dates: February 10 - 16) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Wycliffe Gordon with the man himself as our special guest. We...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Stan Getz
(Air Dates: Feb 3 - 9) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Stan Getz with our special guest Jim Mair. We play a game of "Ask...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Musselwhite
(Air Dates: Jan 27 - Feb 3) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Musselwhite with our special guests Bill Dye and Tra...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Antonio Carlos Jobim
(Air Dates: Jan 20 - 26) On this weeks archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim with our special guest...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Cedar Walton
(Air Dates: Jan 13-19) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Cedar Walton with our very own Joe Cartwright. An appointment wit...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bucky Pizzarelli
(Air Dates: Jan 6 - 12) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and his l...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • 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 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Chet Baker
(Air Dates: Dec 23 - 29) On this weeks episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Chet Baker with our special guest Stan Kessler. Eb...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Paul Butterfield
(Air Dates: Dec 16 - 22) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Paul Butterfield with our special guests T...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00