The World of Jazz

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Airs at: Wed, 02/09/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Every other Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrating the Art of Jazz

With the passing of venerable KBOO host David Lifton, Rita Rega will continue in David’s time slot to celebrate the art of jazz. The show “The World of Jazz” will look at this ever changing art-form and it's rich tradition. New releases will segue to familiar classics and back again. Informed conversation about our jazz community will also be presented. 

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Festival Season

Airs at: Wed, 01/26/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Rita will have Grammy winning vocalist Kurt Elling on the air with her this week.  Read more

The World of Jazz on 01/12/22

Airs at: Wed, 01/12/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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On Vacation

Airs at: Wed, 12/29/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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This show aired at a prevoius date. Read more

Have A Jazzy Christmas!

Airs at: Wed, 12/15/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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A little jazz to spark the holiday spirit. Read more

Hitting The Heights

Airs at: Wed, 12/01/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tenor titon James Carter and piano legend Oscar Peterson will be heard in live performance. Dave Frishberg will also be remembered. Read more

Wide, Wide World of Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 11/17/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Portland tenor titan Rich Halley's lastest release will also be featured.  Read more

The World of Jazz Burns Bright

Airs at: Wed, 11/03/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We'll also remember guitar great Pat Martino who left us Monday.  Read more

Fall Into The Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 10/20/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We'll hear lots of newly released jazz as well as a Halloween set. Read more

The World of Jazz on 10/06/21

Airs at: Wed, 10/06/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Eyewitness To Jazz History: George Wein

Airs at: Wed, 09/22/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Rita interviewed George Wein in 2014 on the occasion of KBOO's film showing of "Jazz On A Summer's Day."  Read more