Jazz in the Afternoon

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Airs at: Wed, 06/27/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Every other Wednesday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present

Bob Riddle is continuing the 25-year KBOO tradition established by the late Jim Andrews, in Jim's spirit:  the very best in jazz music, from the historical to the present. 

A jazz artist or musical theme is showcased from 2 to 3 p.m.  Our wealth of Portland-area-resident musicians is our focus from 3 to 4 p.m with "Jazz Current Events" Jazz Calendar.

Pacific Northwest jazz artists are encouraged to send their recordings to Bob for airplay. Contact:   bruin13@comcast.net     

 

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Seeing Beyond the Obvious: The Music of Andrew Hill

Airs at: Wed, 06/13/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     The reference to a Sonny Fortune tune to introduce the music of Andrew Hill is to persuade you to find the originality and musicality inside his complexity.      This late former Portlander did not produce background music. Intense listening may lie ahead.      A... Read more

Billy Strayhorn

Airs at: Wed, 05/30/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Jan and Ric Mancuso gave me David Hajdu's fine bio Lush Life - A Biography of Billy Strayhorn. Besides a great read, it inspired Wednesday's show, which includes a sampler of his music from 2:30 to 3:30 on KBOO-FM 90.7 on Jazz In The Afternoon.      More friends, partici... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 05/16/18

Airs at: Wed, 05/16/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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African Jazz Sampler for Spring Membership Drive

Airs at: Wed, 05/02/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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DJ Charlie of World Beat Connection guests      My recent trip to Southern Africa inspired this program, called a Sampler because of too much good music to fit one show.      DJ Charlie of KBOO's World Beat Connection brings his added inspiration, including his special ... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 04/18/18

Airs at: Wed, 04/18/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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African Jazz Special WED May 2 for Membership Drive      Some of our best Portland-area jazz musicians will be presented WED April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.      On May 2, I'll be joined by Charlie Rooney, host of KBOO's World Beat Connection, for an African Jazz special, dur... Read more

Baseball and Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 04/04/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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       In honor of KBOO's 50th anniversary on the air, we present a reprise of our unique 2013 broadcast that featured Dave Frishberg commenting live on the music of his unpublished play "The Catbird Seat".      After the 3:30 jazz calendar, Ben Fajen of the Jazz Society... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 03/21/18

Airs at: Wed, 03/21/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Jazz in the Afternoon on 03/07/18

Airs at: Wed, 03/07/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Black History Month special

Airs at: Wed, 02/21/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     Rarely does it need to be pointed out to lovers of music and the arts how both contributions and conflicts of Black citizen artists - worldwide - have enriched our lives.     Please join us today for our jazz illustrations and celebrations of Black History Month. Read more

An Afternoon with Art Abrams

Airs at: Wed, 02/07/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     We'll continue to celebrate KBOO's 50th ammiversary on the air by having Art preview his Feb. 15 PDX Jazz Fest concert "West Coasting" with his Swing Machine Big Band, featuring vocalists Ernie Andrews and Barbara Morrison from Los Angeles.      We'll honor Black Hi... Read more