Jazz in the Afternoon

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Airs at: Wed, 08/22/2018 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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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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African Jazz Sampler for Spring Membership Drive

Airs at: Wed, 05/02/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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DJ Charlie of World Beat Connection guests      My recent trip to Southern Africa inspired this program, called a Sampler because of too much good music to fit one show.      DJ Charlie of KBOO's World Beat Connection brings his added inspiration, including his special ... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 04/18/18

Airs at: Wed, 04/18/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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African Jazz Special WED May 2 for Membership Drive      Some of our best Portland-area jazz musicians will be presented WED April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.      On May 2, I'll be joined by Charlie Rooney, host of KBOO's World Beat Connection, for an African Jazz special, dur... Read more

Baseball and Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 04/04/2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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       In honor of KBOO's 50th anniversary on the air, we present a reprise of our unique 2013 broadcast that featured Dave Frishberg commenting live on the music of his unpublished play "The Catbird Seat".      After the 3:30 jazz calendar, Ben Fajen of the Jazz Society... Read more