Jazz in the Afternoon

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Airs at: Wed, 10/03/2018 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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Randy Weston, Ernie and Bill Hood, Charlie Porter featured today

Airs at: Wed, 09/19/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     At least 3 generations of jazz help us celebrate KBOO's 50th on-air anniversary, KBOO's fall membership drive, and KBOO's co-founder Ern Hood and his illustrious Hood's Woods family. Rare 1960s recordings and stories from the Hood clan fill the 2:30-3:30 hour.     ... Read more

Sauter-Finegan Orchestra featured today

Airs at: Wed, 09/05/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     The inventive and original Sauter-Finegan Orchestra has a Portland connection:  trombonist Sonny Russo, a beloved resident of this area for his last 10 years of life.    We'll bring you as much knowledge and music of them as we can cram into 2 hours.    Also, we wis... Read more

Requiem for Aretha, Gary Thye - also Zoot, Bass and Face

Airs at: Wed, 08/22/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     We say goodbye today to Gary Thye, past president of the  Jazz Society of Oregon, known for collaborating with Jim and Mary Brown to present Jazz at Otter Crest for many years.      We'll hear the disc "Aretha's Jazz", with the queen of soul backed, arranged, and ac... Read more

A Festival of Modern American Jazz - Civic Auditorium, Portland - 21 September 1954

Airs at: Wed, 08/08/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Bob Dietsche comes in from the coast with music and stories  proving the music from this 64-year-old concert still sounds fresh!   Playlist will post the evening after the show since there's no predicting what this jazz historian will choose to play for us.   After th... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 07/25/18

Airs at: Wed, 07/25/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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July Jazz: Andre St. James memorial, benefit for Migrant Children Legal Aid, Cathedral Park Jazz Fest

Airs at: Wed, 07/11/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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   July 15 is the date for two of the biggest jazz gatherings of the year in Portland.      The Andre St. James memorial concert will take place that afternoon at the Old Church starting at 2 p.m.      George Colligan's Migrant Children's Legal Aid concert will be perof... Read more

July Jazz: Andre St. James memorial, benefit for Migrant Children Legal Aid, Cathedral Park Jazz Fest

Airs at: Wed, 06/27/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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July will be a happening time for jazz in Portland.   Musical memorial for Andre St. James July 15 at Old Church (afternoon)   Benefit concert for Migrant Children Legal Aid July 15 at Augustana Lutheran (evening)   Cathedral Park Jazz Festival under St. John's Bridge (... Read more

Seeing Beyond the Obvious: The Music of Andrew Hill

Airs at: Wed, 06/13/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     The reference to a Sonny Fortune tune to introduce the music of Andrew Hill is to persuade you to find the originality and musicality inside his complexity.      This late former Portlander did not produce background music. Intense listening may lie ahead.      A... Read more

Billy Strayhorn

Airs at: Wed, 05/30/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Jan and Ric Mancuso gave me David Hajdu's fine bio Lush Life - A Biography of Billy Strayhorn. Besides a great read, it inspired Wednesday's show, which includes a sampler of his music from 2:30 to 3:30 on KBOO-FM 90.7 on Jazz In The Afternoon.      More friends, partici... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 05/16/18

Airs at: Wed, 05/16/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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