Jazz in the Afternoon

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Airs at: Wed, 12/26/2018 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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Annual Christmas Special and RIP Don Alberts

Airs at: Wed, 12/12/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for Jazz in the Afternoon
Hello to my jazz friends, I look forward to this show every year. The late KBOO alum, and first president of The Jazz Society of Oregon, Homer Clark,  started this tradition in the 1970s on Uncle Homer's Jazz Hole Cover. Excerpts from Homer's 1982 show, with his music an... Read more

Giving Thanks for Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 11/28/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for Jazz in the Afternoon
     We have much to be thankful for with the richness of people and institutions currently working to keep jazz thriving in Portland.      Add to those already mentioned:   Bob Dietsche and Lynn Darroch - jazz historians    (over 40 years); David Friesen, John Stowel... Read more

Thanks for Big Bands and Jazz Orchestras from 2 to 3:30

Airs at: Wed, 11/14/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for Jazz in the Afternoon
     This is our pre-Thanksgiving Thanks for Good Jazz Music show.      Have a great holiday - start today! Read more

Women in Jazz - Part 2

Airs at: Wed, 10/31/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     We'll give our hat a brief tip to Halloween while enjoying more examples of women contributing richly to jazz - as instrumentalists, composers, interviewers, and arrangers in addition to vocalists. Read more

Coltrane - The Melodic Years

Airs at: Wed, 10/17/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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    We'll play John Coltrane from the early years - even big band John with Blakey from 1957-58.      After the 3:30 jazz calendar we'll do a tap set to honor the Skylark Tappers series of performances OCT 19-21 - with jazz musicians. Read more

Women in Jazz at Oregon Coast Jazz Party Preview

Airs at: Wed, 10/03/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Women are in the news - and an amazing number have made, and are making, their mark in jazz. Because there is no way this subject can be treated thoroughly in a 2-hour show, this will be a random sampler of outstanding such performances, many of them seldom-or-never-heard ... Read more

Women in Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 10/03/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for Jazz in the Afternoon
   Women are in the news - and an amazing number have made, and are making, their mark in jazz.      They come from many countries and types of jazz, instrumental and vocal.      Included will be some participants in the upcoming Oregon Coast Jazz Party (formerly Jazz ... Read more

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
Produced for Jazz in the Afternoon
     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