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

Jazz in the Afternoon on 04/27/11

Air date: 
Wed, 04/27/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Abrams and Swing Machine Big Band Music WED 4/27 2p.m.

Art Abrams will be my special guest Wednesday, April 27

at 2 p.m., bringing music from his Swing Machine Big Band.

Besides favorites from their 3 CDs The First One, Art Attack,

and Children of the Night, Art will bring a sample and news

of the Band's not-yet-released new CD.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 04/13/11

Air date: 
Wed, 04/13/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Kurt Elling and Ed Bennett on "Jazz In The Afternoon" today

The music of Kurt Elling

and his pianist and collaborator Laurence Hobgood

will be featured today (WED 4/13) on

"Jazz In The Afternoon" from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 03/16/11

Air date: 
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 

Lots of rare and tasty music to celebrate Sonny Russo's

82nd birthday today - an all trombone show

on "Jazz In The Afternoon",

Wednesday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.

To use Sonny's favorite expression:

"It's a Bone World!"


Hope you'll tune in and enjoy.

With regards,

Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 03/02/11

Air date: 
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Baseball and Jazz - featuring the music of Dave Frishberg

Thursday will mark the first televised baseball spring training game,

so it's time for my 4th annual Baseball and Jazz Special.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 02/16/11

Air date: 
Wed, 02/16/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Nola Bogle/Nancy King/2011 PDX Jazz Festival Preview - Part II

With Esperanza Spalding's "Best New Star" grammy,

and the 2011 PDX Jazz Festival about to start Friday 2/18,

it is truly a great time for jazz in Portland.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 02/02/11

Air date: 
Wed, 02/02/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Dave Frishberg visits for this PDX Jazz Festival Preview - Part I

PDX Jazz Festival Preview - Part I—guest Dave Frishberg

From 2 to 3 p.m., I'll showcase Dave Frishberg, who'll perform at the Festival 2/20.

Dave will be my in-studio guest from 2:30 to 3:00. This is Wed. Feb. 2 - Ground Hog Day.

Long known as one of the outstanding pianists in jazz, Frishberg has also established himself as an internationally recognized composer and lyricist as well as a solo performer with a loyal following.

He has played with jazz greats such as Ben Webster, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Carmen McRae, Gene Krupa, including Manhattan Transfer, Jimmy Rushing, Bud Freeman, Bill Berry's L.A. Band, Susannah McCorkle, Kenny Davern, and Rebecca Kilgore.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 01/19/11

Air date: 
Wed, 01/19/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Oscar Brown, Jr. Musical Showcase

Jazz In The Afternoon, from 2 to 3 p.m., Wed. Jan. 19,

 will present the music

of singer, songwriter, playwright, TV Host,

and Chicago political candidate Oscar Brown, Jr. (1926-2005).


Among his notable accomplishments was his collaboration

with Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln on the 1960 musical work

"WE INSIST!  Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite".


This show is dedicated to the memory of

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


With regards,

Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 12/22/10

Air date: 
Wed, 12/22/2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
2nd Annual Christmas Blues (and Jazz) Special WED 12/22

Christmas Blues today - WED 12/22 - from 2 to 4 pm

on Jazz In The Afternoon.


Blues hand-picked by John Fletcher,

originator of the Blues Palace in 1985.


Jazz will include Maynard, and

a rare Monk Christmas tune.


Hope you'll listen and enjoy.


Merry Christmas!

from Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 11/10/10

Air date: 
Wed, 11/10/2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
San Francisco "Diary of the Underdogs"; Steve Christofferson; Tall Jazz to Enter JSo Hall of Fame

We'll explore, musically, pianist and composer Don Alberts' new book,

"Diary of the Underdogs - Jazz in San Francisco in the 1960's"

Then, after 3 p.m., pianist-composer-melodica player Steve Christofferson

will be our guest with his music and stories.  After the JSO Jazz Calendar,

we'll close with the music of Tall Jazz, who will enter the Jazz Society

of Oregon's Hall of Fame, this Friday, at Jimmy Mak's.


Hope you'll join me.


With regards,

Bob Riddle

"Jazz In The Afternoon"

...in the spirit of Jim Andrews...

Jazz in the Afternoon on 10/27/10

Air date: 
Wed, 10/27/2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Bud Shank Interview - from Bob Dietsche's 1985 KBOO "Jazzport"

At 2:00 today, Jazz In The Afternoon goes into KBOO's rich

jazz history to present a musical interview of alto saxophonist

Bud Shank, from 1985's "Jazzport" with host Bob Dietsche.


Hope you can join me.


With regards,

Bob Riddle


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