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.

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251 Pieces

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Caption: Karrin Allyson
(Air Dates: Sept 10 - 16) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Karrin Allyson with the Grammy nominated vo...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sonny Rollins
(Air Dates: September 3 - 9) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Rollins with our special guest...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Parker
(Air Dates: August 27 - September 2) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate jazz legend Charlie Parker with our special g...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lester Young
(Air Dates: August 20 - 26) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Lester Young with our special guest, T...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pat Metheny
(Air Dates: August 13 - 19) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny with our special guest Danny Emb...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: George Shearing
(Air Dates: August 6 - 12) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz pianist George Shearing with our o...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Louis Armstrong
(Air Dates: July 30 - August 5) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz legend Louis Armstrong with s...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Charlie Christian
(Air Dates: July 23 - 29) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Christian, with our special gues...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Carmell Jones
(Air Dates: July 16 - 22) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Carmell Jones with our special guest Sta...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lee Morgan
(Air Dates: July 9 - 15) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of jazz trumpet great Lee Morgan with our special guest, Trent Au...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pete Fountain
(Air Dates: July 2 - 8) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dixieland jazz clarinetist, Pete Fountain ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Bill Broonzy
(Air Dates: June 25 - July 1) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of bluesman, Big Bill Broonzy, with our...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Helen Humes
(Air Dates: June 18 - 24) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Helen Humes. We find out what gives 12SJ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Doc Cheatham
(Air Dates: June 11 - 17) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday jazz trumpet great Doc Cheatham with our special guest, Nate Na...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tal Farlow
(Air Dates: June 4 - 10) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of guitarist, Tal Farlow with our special gu...

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Stein
(Air Dates: May 28 - June 5) This week on 12th Street Jump, we welcome jazz guitarist John Stein. We find out what gives John the blues and send of...

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob James
(Air Dates: May 21 - 27) 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 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Big Joe Turner
(Air Dates: May 14 - 20) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner with our very own David Ba...

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00