Jazz in the Afternoon

Every other Wednesday, alternating with David Lifton's "A Jazz World".

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      (NOTE e-mail address change eff Feb. 2010)

Rita Rega

Rita Rega

A familiar voice to Northwest jazz fans, Rita comes to us by way of KRAB, KMUN, KKSN, KCNR, KKUL and KMHD. A lover of mainstream jazz, don't be surprised if she takes you down a tributary or two. It's always a voyage of discovery with Rita at the helm.

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Episode Archive

From Brazil to New Orleans

Air date: 
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega will be hosting Jazz in the Afternoon today.

Rita will have Robert Moore and Charlie Dennard on the air who will be sharing their musical journey from the southland to the northwest to Brazil and back. 

Florian Hoefner Interview

Air date: 
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega will be hosting Jazz in the Afternoon today

Rita will be in this afternoon chatting with New York based pianist Florian Hoefner. Originally from Germany, Florian will be talking about his journey from a small town to the Manhattan School of Music. His quartet will be in Portland this Friday at the Camilia Lounge. 

"It's a Bone World!" Sonny Russo Trombone Special

Air date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
6th annual Sonny Russo birthday special - guest Bob Dietsche
Bob Dietsche will be my guest.

We'll play Sonny's music, from both Bob's and Sonny's own extensive collections.

Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

PDX Jazz Festival - Part II

Air date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rebecca Kilgore and Don Lucoff guest to celebrate PDX Jazz Fest
Plenty of the best top quality jazz from artists
appearing in clubs and on stage
during the 2014 PDX Jazz Festival -
running now through March 2.

PDX Jazz Managing Director Don Lucoff
and featured vocalist Rebecca Kilgore
will be my guests.

Hope you'll join me and enjoy.

A warm thank you to you
who renewed, or initiated, KBOO membership
during our Winter Membership Drive.
It is appreciated!

Your host, Bob Riddle

PDX Jazz Fest Preview with Darrell Grant; Dick Berk remembered

Air date: 
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
PDX Jazz Fest Preview with Darrell Grant; Dick Berk Remembered
Both happy and sad events will be celebrated today.

Jazz Society of Oregon Hall-Of-Famer Darrell Grant will help preview the upcoming multi-faceted PDX Jazz Festival.

We mourn the passing, on February 8, of Portland's own world-famous jazz drummer Dick Berk.
We'll remember his music, a few stories, and his 2013 appearance on the show.

Please start, or renenew, your KBOO membership now
during our Winter Membership Drive -
as generously as you are able.  It is appreciated.

Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

Your host,
Bob Riddle

Jazz for the new year.

Air date: 
Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Rita Rega will be hosting Jazz in the Afternoon today.

Rita will be celebrating the great American artform called jazz. She'll be presenting the new music of  jazz musicians from the Northwest like guitarist John Stowell, pianist Mark Seals and saxophonist Anton Schwartz. She'll also be looking ahead to the artists coming next month for the Portland Jazz Festival.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 01/22/14

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Air date: 
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present

Steve Allen Special

Air date: 
Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Steve Allen Did It All

Steve Allen: arguably the most versatile entertainer ever -
comedian, musician, composer, author,
pioneer TV host and star,
and crusader for many causes.

But, what was his connection to jazz?

Bob Dietsche and Kirby Allen will help illustrate, and appreciate,
all of these when they join host Bob Riddle
on Jazz In The Afternoon at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15.

We hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 01/08/14

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Air date: 
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present

Jazz in the Afternoon on 12/25/13

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Air date: 
Wed, 12/25/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present

 

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