KC-Based 12th STREET JUMP Radio Program Features Jazz Greats


Jazz luminaries from Charlie Parker to Hank Jones, Arturo Sandoval to the Boswell Sisters will be celebrated this Summer and Fall on 12th STREET JUMP, public radio's jazz, blues and comedy jam. Recorded live! in Kansas City, where Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Big Joe Turner and other jazz greats got their starts, 12th STREET JUMP is broadcast weekly on twenty public radio stations around the country, as well as every Saturday night at midnight on 89.3FM KCUR, the home of 12th STREET JUMP.

"12th Street Jump continues to grow, both in reputation and in reach," commented Mark Edelman, the show's Executive Producer. "We added WJAB in Huntsville, AL; WMCE in Erie, PA and WVPE in Elkhart/South Bend, IN, all great jazz broadcasters. The show's even heard on the faraway Pribilof Islands in Alaska, thanks to local station KUHB."

Recorded live from Kansas City, 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of a Jazz or Blues great each week. Combining topical sketch comedy with jazz news and great music, the show is hosted by Pete Weber and PEarl McDonald and features vocalists David Basse and Nedra Dixon, musical director Joe Cartwright on piano, Tyrone Clark on bass and Mike Warren on drums.

The 12th STREET JUMP July, August and September line up includes the following:


July 7 -14
Louis Jordan
with special guest BRyan Redmond

July 14-21
Drummer Philly Joe Jones

July 21-28
Blues legend Sonny Boy Watson
with special guests Trashmouth Baker and Sheila Bey

July 28-Aug 4
Pianist Hank Jones

August 4-11
Jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby
with special guest Michael Oshiver

August 11-18
Pianist George Shearing

August 18-25
Pianist Bill Evans
with special guest Michael Pagan

August 25-September 1
Sax legend Charlie Parker
with special guest Jim Mair

September 1-8
Tenor sax player Sonny Rollins
with special guest Bill Caldwell

September 8-15
Vocalist Otis Redding
with special guest Sheila Bey

September 15-22
Alto saxman Cannonball Adderley
with special guest Kim Park

September 22-19
Composer George Gershwin
with special guest Stephanie Moore

September 29-October 6
Bassists Eddie Gomez, Steve Swallow, Jimmy Blanton with Bob Bowman

12th STREET JUMP is produced and presented by Theater League, celebrating 36 years enhancing the quality of life in the communities it serves with the thrill of live music and theater.

For more information, visit theaterleague.com or call Theater League at 816-421-7500.

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