Jazz in the Afternoon


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Airs at: Wed, 07/06/2022 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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Airs at: Wed, 06/22/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Just as the sun comes out, a trip way south of the border for the incomparable music of Brazil, with domestic stops along the way, working our way to Portugal, too. Read more

Live at 2022 Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 06/08/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The crowd was limited due rain May 6. An indoor venue was added late and not everyone got the word. If you missed the performance, KBOO has it for you today. New CD by guitarist Alfredo Muro will close the show after the jazz calendar. Read more

Leroy Vinnegar Tribute - part I

Airs at: Wed, 05/25/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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  Here's a long overdue memorial to The Boss of the Walking Bass, 1928-1999, and a Portlander from 1986.   Music and stories in abundance 2 to 3:30 pm with emphasis on Mel and Leroy's joyous Portland performances together.   Show will close with a musical nod to Nationa... Read more

Baseball and Jazz Annual

Airs at: Wed, 05/11/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The song Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year applies to Baseball and Jazz in 2022. Hope you'll agree that it still sounds good. This is the first such show since we lost Dave Frishberg. Thanks to his recordings, Dave is still with us this year. Read more

Celebrate Mingus' Centennial and The Jazz Side of Jon Batiste

Airs at: Wed, 04/27/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We're pleased to announce that Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) and KBOO's Spring Hive Drive have come together. A group of KBOO donors are offering to match each membership donation dollar for dollar. Please become a member today! Read more

J.A.M on 4/13/22

Airs at: Wed, 04/13/2022 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  Marcia Hocker interviews Portland drummer Christopher Brown, an acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader and educator who seeks to be a voice within the advocacy of Jazz music and American culture. His musical experiences include synthesizing the Jazz principles with the... Read more

March Madness

Airs at: Wed, 03/30/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Our March musical madness will have nothing todo with basketball. Pianists Jessica Williams, and Mark Levine, also a noted author, were not household names, but both were perceptive, tasteful performers. Each had a strong Portland connection and made memorable music. Read more

Women's History Month and Irish (American) Jazz Celebration

Airs at: Wed, 03/16/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We're a day early, and my colleague Don Jacobsen airs a day late, but we'll team up here at KBOO to warm you up, then wind you down, for what should be a rip-roaring St. Paddy's Day, while celebrating Women's History Month (in jazz), too. And, by the way, we at KBOO cele... Read more

Jimmy Smith, Ernie Andrews R.I.P., Mel Brown, Darrell Grant

Airs at: Wed, 03/02/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Dick Bogle passed in late FEB 2022. His faves were organ players and Black male vocalists. We'll feature both, and focus on Ernie Andrews who just passed at 94. After the jazz calendar, we'll salute Mel Brown, the Grand Marshal of Portland's Mardi Gras Parade on March 1, ... Read more

Benny Carter's 9-Decade Career:1920s through 2001

Airs at: Wed, 02/16/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We'll hear Benny playing alto, tenor, trumpet, and piano leading his orchestra and combos from the 1930s, 1940s,1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 2000s. We'll also hear others performing his many compositions and arrangements and sharing facts from his life, 1907-2003. Read more