Jazz in the Afternoon

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Airs at: Wed, 08/19/2020 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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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

Ezra Weiss' We Limit Not The Truth of God - and 2015 KBOO Interview with Lee Konitz

Airs at: Wed, 06/10/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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  Porttland's own Ez Weiss  impactful big band suite brings today's justice - and injustice - to the forefront.   To start the show we'll re-broadcast the 2015 then-live KBOO interview with altoist Lee Konitz to help memorialize his 75-year career. Nick Gefroh moderates... Read more

Lee Konitz memorial tribute - part 1

Airs at: Wed, 05/27/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     We lost saxophonist Lee Konitz on April 15 after an active career that spanned 75 years - from 1944 through 2019.      Today, in this first of three parts, aired just after the 2 p.m. news headlines, we'll hear Lee from his very beginnings.      In 2 weeks, part ... Read more

Reflection and Local Musician Showcase Part II

Airs at: Wed, 05/13/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     The best excuse for some good jazz music is no excuse.  Just assume whatever position feels the best and enjoy.      During the second hour, we'll be your jazz club since they've had to stop the music for now.      The next scheduled Jazz In The Afternoon, May 27,... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 04/29/20

Airs at: Wed, 04/29/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Annual Baseball and Jazz Program

Airs at: Wed, 04/22/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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  During our 'stay-homin' basement productions, we offer our show from 2013 with Dave Frishberg, then live in our now-virus-closed studio, narrating his min-disc unreleased opus "The Catbird Seat".   A big thank you to Dave for this very special afternoon, heard only on... Read more