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 10/12/11

Air date: 
Wed, 10/12/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
"Jazz In The Afternoon" Fall Membership Drive show

   Jessica Lyness from the NW Film Center will guest at 2 p.m.

to describe their 29th annual Reel Music series,

which includes many unique jazz films.

(KBOO is also sponsoring 4 world music films

at the Festival).

Jazz in the Afternoon on 09/14/11

Air date: 
Wed, 09/14/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 

Preview of "Jazz at Newport" (Oregon) from 2-2:30 pm

Mike Winkle guests to showcase 9/19 benefit for pianist Mark Simon (2:30-3 pm)

Ez Weiss guests to preview his music and upcoming 9/16 sextet gig (3-3:30 pm)

Ramsey Embick guests to preview his 9/29 PDX Jazz concert

   "In A Silent Way: A Tribute to Joe Zawinul" (3:30-4 pm)


Please note:  Dave Lifton's "A Jazz World" returns next Wednesday (9/21).

With regards,

Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 08/31/11

Air date: 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Farewell to Ross Barbur and September Oregon Jazz Preview

No special theme today.

Latin tribute postponed for now.

David Lifton's "A Jazz World" returns next week.

Good listening continues today, with:

 -  Tribute to Ross Barbour of the original Four Freshmen

-   Miles - from 1950s era of "The" Sextets

-   Drummers set - Philly Joe Jones and Gene Krupa

       (With promise of more to come)

 -  Preview of September jazz happenings around the state

      (and a look back on August)

"Reel Music" series preview at the Portland Art Museum

     (which is being moved to October)

Hope you'll listen and enjoy.


Jazz in the Afternoon on 08/24/11

Air date: 
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Bebop Vocalists and rarities on Jazz In The Afternoon today

Bebop Vocalists hold forth today

on "Jazz In The Afternoon" from 2-3 p.m.

New releases and "Jazz Current Events"

run from 3 to 4, including very rare tracks

from Nancy King and Larry Dunlap

(who's performing in town today!) from 1973

at the Benson's Picadilly Room.

NOTE: "A Jazz World" with Dave Lifton

returns to its normal alternate-Wednesday slot

on September 7.


With regards,

Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 08/17/11

Air date: 
Wed, 08/17/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Portland's Cutting Edge WED 8/17

Jazz In The Afternoon today (8/17) features

Portland area musicians, past and present,

who can be counted on to push the envelope.

We call them Portland's Cutting Edge.

We'll also preview the many fine jazz performances

coming up in the next few days - all over Oregon.

Bassist Ed Bennett will be on hand, live, around 3 p.m.

to preview his gig.

With regards,

Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 08/10/11

Air date: 
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Jazz Cruise by Train - Special Today - Climb Aboard

Ever wanted to slow down, take a train,

listen to the best music, relax, and not care

when you get there?


Have your favorite musicians sashay

through your car, blow, and slide on?


Indulge this fantasy today (WED 8/10) only,

from 2 to 4 p.m., on Jazz In The Afternoon -

always in the spirit of Jim Andrews.


With regards,

Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 08/03/11

Air date: 
Wed, 08/03/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Ray Bryant and Frank Foster Tributes -Jazz In The Afternoon 8/3

We have lost two very special musicians:

   Ray Bryant, on June 2

   Frank Foster, on July 26.

We'll remember how very tasty their music was

this Wednesday, August 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.


Hope you'll join me.

With regards,

in the spirit of Jim Andrews,

Bob Riddle

Jazz in the Afternoon on 07/13/11

Air date: 
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Richard Applegate/Dick Blake Tribute with very Special Guests

Jazz history will be brought to life today on KBOO
with noted Portland historians Bob Dietsche,
Diane Mitchell, and Tom Hood, and beloved musicians
Nola Bogle, Ron Steen, and Nancy King.

We will all celebrate the life of Richard Applegate,
known to most Portlanders as pianist Dick Blake,
Albany, Oregon born, raised and domiciled by choice.

There will be an abundance of memories, stories,
and great music about and from Dick
from 2 until 3:30 pm.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 06/08/11

Air date: 
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 

We have lost two special jazzmen in May,

Four Freshmen co-founder and leader Bob Flanigan,

and Portland pianist, and Albany resident Richard Applegate,

known to most of us as Dick Blake.


   We'll remember them musically today.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 05/11/11

Air date: 
Wed, 05/11/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Gene Harris & The Three Sounds

Jazz In The Afternoon will present a special on pianist Gene Harris. Music ranging from Gene's 1958 beginning with the group The Three Sounds, and throughout his 42-year career, including big band and live performances, will be featured. Joining host Bob Riddle will be local Gene Harris experts (and fans) Steve Brown and Ernie Drapela.


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