J.A.M. - Jazz Appreciation Month

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Join the global celebration of America’s greatest contribution to the world…JAZZ! April is Jazz Appreciation Month, first established in 2001 by John Edward Hasse, a curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. KBOO Community Radio is very proud to be the first FM station in the state of Oregon to program Jazz. Let’s celebrate KBOO’s diverse Jazz programming and the jocks (deejays or hosts) who volunteer their talent to share their love of (the) jazz music. Jazz Appreciation Month or JAM represents a sweet spot in the lives of KBOO’s music lovers. Join us throughout April when we toast America’s greatest art form at 90.7 FM or online at KBOO.FM.


KBOO would like to recognize the current and former Jazz DJs at KBOO for paving the way and passing on the torch of the tradition on our airwaves:

George Page

Rosemary Allen Banks

Art Alexander

Chris Merrick

Bill Wax

David Lifton

Howard Cutler

Margaret Alic

Jacques Olding

Jim Braun

Jim Andrews

Homer Clark

Don Manning

Bob Riddle

Daniel Flessasis

Rick Mitchell


Carol Yarrow

Carol Mazer

Courtney Karen

Barry Hertz

Brother Ben Watson

Celeste Carey

Tracey Williams

Renell Shurn

Craig Strand

Dene Bowles

Marcia Hocker

Shaheed Hamid

Nick Gefroh

Tom Wendt

Rita Rega

Alejandro Ceballos

Charles de Greef

Yugen Rashad




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2024 Mt. Hood Jazz Festival Preview

Airs at: Wed, 04/24/2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
   Bandleader is Steve Spiegl, who'll be in studio 2-3 pm, then performing at the Festival, and Mt. Hood Jazz Festival Director is Dan Davey, likely by phone due his teaching schedule at the college.      We'll sample representative music from the festival, and its sche... Read more

The 17th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night

Airs at: Sat, 04/20/2024 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Siren Nation presents: Lady Sings the Blues - A Tribute to Billie Holiday   Tune in to the special rebroadcast of the 17th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night. These wonderful live performances were recorded on April 6th, 2024 at the Alberta Rose Theater. A portion of e... Read more

Special Live Jazz Performances on 4/17/24

Airs at: Wed, 04/17/2024 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Rita Rega and Nick Gefroh are bringing you 4-hours of live musical performances to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month! 12:10 PM Guitarist Ben Graves and Vocalist Anandi 1:00 PM Yugen Rashad Quartet with Saxophonist Kenny Polson 2:00 PM Pianist Gordon Lee 3:00 PM Christoph... Read more

Jazz Appreciation Month on Jazz Lives!

Airs at: Wed, 04/10/2024 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  In our celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, my guest cohost will be Dr. Pancho Savery who is a Professor of English, Humanities, and American Studies at Reed College. He is also a Jazz Historian with extensive knowledge of the Harlem Renaissance.   Today’s feature w... Read more

J.A.M. - Jazz Appreciation Month on 04/30/22

Airs at: Sat, 04/30/2022 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

JAM Round Table on 4/29/22

Airs at: Fri, 04/29/2022 at 8:00pm - Sat, 04/30/2022 at 12:00am
  Join long time Jazz DJs Yugen Rashad and Marcia Hocker in this 4-hour JAM special on the eve of International Jazz Day. We've organized two panel discussions with remarkable Jazz educators, artists, advocates, critics, and aficionados to share their experience, connectio... Read more

J.A.M. - Jazz Appreciation Month on 04/28/22

Airs at: Thu, 04/28/2022 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JJ Johnson, host of Gospel and More, has put together a special Jazz set for you in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Read more

Los Olvidados

Airs at: Thu, 04/28/2022 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Jazz simply isn't Jazz without the scope of Pan Latin influence that shaped and sustained it Featuring award winning contemporary musicians, authors and advocates of Pan-Latin music, Los Olvidados (The Forgotten Ones) explores how Latin based musical traditions continue... Read more

JAM on 04/27/22

Airs at: Wed, 04/27/2022 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  In her first hour, Marcia Hocker interviews educator Dan Davey, Director of Jazz Studies at Mt. Hood Community College, and Director of the upcoming Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. Her second hour, will be with Los Angeles, CA Jazz drummer, arranger, educator and composer, Willi... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine A Jazz Sensibility April 23 installment

Airs at: Sat, 04/23/2022 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
April is Jazz Appreication Month   My sit-down with the East Palo Alto Poet Laureate, Poetess Kalamu Chache’, Chief Baba Neil Clarke-percussionist, worked with the great Randy Weston; Crystal Black Creek Carlisle Onyinyechi, author of book FREE JAZZ IMPROVISATION (A Contin... Read more