The World of Jazz

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Airs at: Wed, 09/25/2019 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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The View From Here

Airs at: Wed, 06/07/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Rita will have world renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano on the air for a brief interview after 3:30. Read more

Chamber Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 05/24/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Billy Childs returns to Portland in support of his latest release "Rebirth." Read more

It's The Season

Airs at: Wed, 05/10/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Rita will be featuring lots of new releases from Trombone Shorty, Nicholas Payton, and David Valdez.   Read more

The View From Here

Airs at: Wed, 04/26/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Internationally renown pianist Helen Sung will play the Fremont Theater Thursday. PDX Jazz is bringing her quartet to Portland. She will be on KBOO talking about her transition from being a classical pianist to winning the Mary Lou Williams jazz piano competition.     Read more

This Joint is Jumpin'

Airs at: Wed, 04/12/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Internationally acclaimed, Portland vocalist Marilyn Keller will be in to chat about her PDX Jazz performance next week with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band. Read more

Just Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 03/29/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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No particular theme, just jazz. Read more

The World of Jazz on 03/15/17

Airs at: Wed, 03/15/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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You've Come A Long Way!

Airs at: Wed, 03/08/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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For International Women's Day we'll look at the contributions women have made to the artform. Vocalist and Portland native, Shirley Nanette will be Rita's guest.  Read more

Fusion Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 03/01/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Music from the late fusion pioneer Larry Coryell will be featured as well as music from the late bop pianist Horace Parlan. The group Idiot Fish 3 will be guests. Idiot Fish 3 will be playing the Analog Cafe Wednesday night and at Christo's in Salem on Thursday.  Read more

The World of Jazz on 02/01/17

Airs at: Wed, 02/01/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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