The World of Jazz

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Airs at: Wed, 07/13/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Every other Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrating the Art of Jazz

With the passing of venerable KBOO host David Lifton, Rita Rega will continue in David’s time slot to celebrate the art of jazz. The show “The World of Jazz” will look at this ever changing art-form and it's rich tradition. New releases will segue to familiar classics and back again. Informed conversation about our jazz community will also be presented. 

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Summer Is Here

Airs at: Wed, 06/29/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Enjoy the jazz like the newest release from trumpeter Theo Croker to a classic trio album from pianist Michel Legrand. Read more

The World of Jazz Is Spinning Your way

Airs at: Wed, 06/15/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We'll hear music from vocalist Jimmy Rushing's last album, vocalist Dinah Washington at a jam session in 1954 Los Angeles and a new big band recording from trumpeter Sean Jones.  Read more

Here Comes The Sun

Airs at: Wed, 06/01/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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New tunes from Trombone Shorty, Jeremy Pelt, Ben Sidran, and former Portlander Margaret Slovak will be in the mix.  Read more

Joy Spring

Airs at: Wed, 05/18/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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New releases and some classics like the debut disc of Cecile McLorin Salvant.  Read more

Bringing The Shag

Airs at: Wed, 05/04/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Portland guitarist Chance Hayden is a big fan of  that "70s jazz-funk sound. We'll premier his latest single "Shag Bag" as well as hear samples from his vinyl collection.  Read more

Jazz Is Live and Well in Portland

Airs at: Wed, 04/20/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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KBOO continues with its Jazz Appreciation Month festivities with live performances from vocalist Anandi and guitarist Jack Radsliff. The 1905 club owner Aaron Barnes will drop by for a chat. Read more

Live in the Studio: Anandi and Jack Radsliff

Airs at: Wed, 04/20/2022 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  For Jazz Appreciation Month on Wednesday, April 20, Nick Gefroh’s “Jazz Lives!” and Rita Rega’s “The World of Jazz” will combine forces to present two sets of live music.  We’ll start at 12:30 with vocalist Anandi accompanied by internationally acclaimed guitarist John S... Read more

New Ladies of Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 03/23/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The entire first hour will be devoted to the new ladies of jazz. Read more

The World of Jazz on 03/09/22

Airs at: Wed, 03/09/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The World of Jazz on 02/23/22

Airs at: Wed, 02/23/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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