Jazz in the Afternoon

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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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Big Bands with Larry Nobori and Nola Bogle

Airs at: Wed, 09/18/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Thanks for supporting Jazz on KBOO Today we'll focus on big bands, with guests leader Larry Nobori and singer Nola Bogle from the Minidoka Swing Band. Read more

Jazz Because It Sounds Good

Airs at: Wed, 09/04/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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I need no other excuse.  Featuring - Mulgrew Miller - All Blues - Dave Frishberg and Jim Goodwin 1997 - live at Portland Brewing - Charles Mingus solo piano - all 3 guitars preview Dan Faehnle and Dan Balmer play Grant Green this NOV       "Mulgrew Miller" by Laurie... Read more

Musician Memorials and Tributes - dedicated to Alyssa Schwary

Airs at: Wed, 08/21/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     We offer beloved Portland vocalist Alyssa Schwary musical condolences on the passing of her daughter Karly. Helping in this effort will be tunes of several top jazz musicians eulogizing their recently departed colleagues.   After the 3:30 jazz calendar, we'll have a... Read more

Joao Gilberto Memorial

Airs at: Wed, 08/07/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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  Miles Davis said of Joao "He could read the phone book and sound good." Please join me to find out just how good. It will be all Joao from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dan Faehnle said, at Cathedral Park 2019 during his tribute to Joao, "He changed my life." When I first heard him in... Read more

The Under-heard Dave Frishberg

Airs at: Wed, 07/10/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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A visit to the Frishbergs after Dave's recent health adventures inspired this show.   Jazz In The Afternoon will always keep Dave's timeless music fresh. April has given me 6 tunes from a so-far unreleased 1997/1998 disc that was to be titled By Myself. At least 2 of the... Read more

Jazz Coming Attractions - and A Few Memories

Airs at: Wed, 06/26/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     From tonight's club action to concert news to the 4th of July weekend downtown  at the Waterfront Blues Fest, we'll tell all and have musical samples from all over the West Coast. Read more

Philly Joe Jones Showcase

Airs at: Wed, 06/12/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     Philadelphia Joe Jones' drums will be featured, from small and large combos to a jazz orchestra, with 3 LPs under his leadership in the 1980s and 2 more with Tadd Dameron frlom the 1950s and 1960s.      Pianist and multi-instrumentalist George Colligan will be our g... Read more

JImmy Mak's is Coming Back

Airs at: Wed, 05/29/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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From 2 to 3 p.m., JD, once and future manager of Portland's legendary jazz club, will tell us all about when, where, and how to expect the re-opening. We'll have music from artists who have performed at Jimmy Mak's from its opening in the 1990s to its closing in December,... Read more

John Lewis showcase - Part I

Airs at: Wed, 05/15/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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     Leonard Feather called John Lewis, pianist, composer, arranger, and educator, and the founder and driving force behind the MJQ, 'one of the most brilliant minds ever applied to jazz'. We will explore the early years of his long and illustrious career today.      Af... Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon on 05/01/19

Airs at: Wed, 05/01/2019 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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