Jazz in the Afternoon

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Airs at: Wed, 10/28/2020 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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Art Abrams Big Band Birthday Bash

Airs at: Wed, 10/14/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     Art Abrams formed his Swing Machine Big Band in 1986, the year after he started his Jazz Summit program on KMHD.     Listen Wednesday, and find out what he's all about - Big Bands!      Since we met in 1985, Art has not changed at all. He takes a lickin' and keeps... Read more

2 Iconic and Timeless Jazz Works in their Entirety

Airs at: Wed, 09/30/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     Music from the 1959 film Black Orpheus is familiar to most from American pop interpretations, but rarely is the entire sound track music played on radio.      Today is that day.  It will be followed by the complete 1999 work, by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Bi... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 09/16/20

Airs at: Wed, 09/16/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Jazz in the Afternoon on 09/02/20

Airs at: Wed, 09/02/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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John Lewis

Airs at: Wed, 08/19/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     They lived 20 years apart, and both lived to be 80.      Each man made his mark to make our country a better place.      One man devoted his life to music; the other gave his life to his country.      We'll pay tribute to both accomplshed and dignified men the b... Read more

Jazz to be Thankful For

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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  Through the beauty and inspiration of jazz music presented by its brightest lights - today Annie Ross and Jimmy Cobb - we'll do our best to rise above the concurrent crises facing our city and country.  Jazz Current Events toward the end of the show will feature Vancouv... Read more

Goodbye to Kevin Calabro - Hello to Brubeck 100th Celebration

Airs at: Wed, 07/22/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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   Johnny Mandel was known for composing classic ballads - like 'Emily' and 'Shadow Of Your Smile' - but he could swing!  We'll play from his 1958 film jazz soundtrack to 'I Want To Live!', featuring Gerry Mulligan, before Miles Davis' goodbye to now ex-Blazer broadcaster... Read more

Local Jazz Luminaries Shine with New Releases - and some old

Airs at: Wed, 07/08/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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   A veritable who's who of world class Portland area musicians strut their stuff today, including an overdue Dan Faehnle classic CD, and Dave Frishberg, Anita O'Day, and Nancy King "singing the unsung" behind the trio.. We'll name them all; you won't need a scorecard.   ... Read more

Ez Weiss' landmark big band work We Limit Not The Truth of God

Airs at: Wed, 06/24/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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   We offer this one-of-a kind broadcast at this opportune time for social justice - both featuring Ez Weiss' suite - not a religious work -  an effective musical attempt to bring us together.    Lee Konitz fans will find this KBOO interview among the best ever of this 75... Read more

Juneteenth Weekend Father's Day 'Jazz In The Afternoon' Special

Airs at: Sun, 06/21/2020 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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This is my contribution to a call for Juneteenth programming. Happily, we have had an outstanding response from our wonderfully unique and thoughtful group here at KBOO. The result has been a truly memorable Juneteenth weekend. My compliments and gratitude to you all. Read more