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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261 Pieces

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Caption: Johnny Mercer
(Air Dates: November 12 - 18) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of lyricist and songwriter Johnny Merce...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Houston Person
(Air Dates: November 5 - 11) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of tenor sax player, Houston Person. We ...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Julia Lee
(Air Dates: October 29 - November 4) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues vocalist Julia Lee with our special guests, ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pancho Sanchez
(Air Dates: October 22 - 28) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of percussionist Poncho Sanchez with our...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie
(Air Dates: Oct 15 - 21) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest, N...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kelley Hunt
(Air Dates: Oct 8 - 14) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Kelley Hunt on a special hour, featuring Kelle...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Albert Collins
(Air Dates: July 14 - 20) This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of blues guitarist Albert Collins with our special guest Nick Sc...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: George Gershwin
(Air Dates: Sept 24 - 30) On this week's archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of composer George Gershwin. We test the Ja...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Coltrane
(Air Dates: September 17 - 23) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of sax great John Coltrane. We test Pr...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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