Saturday, August 31, 2013


Short List with Bob Naujoks                                           
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM    

The Short List: B-3 Blitz Two: Richard "Groove" Holmes (new series)          
The Short List extends a listen to the great Hammond B-3 players on a new series starting with Richard "Groove" Holmes. He is a most accessible and soulful. Holmes was discovered by the pianist-singer Les McCann and was on an early recording with him. Holmes then  struck out on his own and was a crowd pleaser for three decades. What solidified his style was Holmes’ insistent, pulsating bass lines that one could say was in the "groove."

Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson  
Monday at 6:00 PM    

(pre-empted for KCCK's Special Labor Day Broadcast of the 2013 Iowa City Jazz Festival)            

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
(pre-empted for KCCK's Special Labor Day Broadcast of the 2013 Iowa City Jazz Festival)                  
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce  
Tuesday at 6:00 PM

The Music of Billy Strayhorn
Duke Ellington described him as “my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head” -- composer Billy Strayhorn penned some of Duke’s most enduring songs, but  himself remained in relative obscurity. Vocalist Jose James and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra interpret Strayhorn classics including Lush Life, Take the “A” Train and Something to Live For. 

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Discovery Series at the Kennedy Center: Christie Dashiell / Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
Dashiell is a vocal and arranging student at Manhattan School of Music, onstage at the KC Jazz Club with a band of her brothers. Pianist Rodriguez from Cuba amazes with his prowess and originality.

Wednesday Night Special  
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)

The Pat Smith Quartet / John Carlson Quartet at Kirkwood (new)
Pat Smith grew up in Chicago playing in various blues and rock bands. He attended Coe College for two years and finished his bachelor’s degree at Cornell College. After graduating, Smith moved to the San Francisco bay area and played with various blues bands including the fusion band Io. In 1993, he formed the Penguin Jazz Quartet, which recorded two CDs that are available on iTunes. The Penguin’s second CD, On Ice, went to No. 6 on Berkeley’s KALX FM in 1998, and made KCCK’s top 20 for 1999.  Smith was a co-founder of Nossa Bossa, a Brazilian jazz quartet garnering excellent reviews throughout the bay area. The band helped introduce the Bose PAS system, a new kind of amplification system.  In 2008, Smith returned to Iowa and teamed with Bassist Richard Wagor. The duo released their first CD “Iowa Duets” in late 2011and it placed at #28 on KCCK’s Top 88 for 2012.    

This spring the John Carlson Quartet performed a concert program "Celebrating the Music of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond" at Kirkwood’s Ballantyne Auditorium. Originally from Peoria and Chicago, Illinois, John Carlson holds a degree in Saxophone Performance from Northern Illinois University where he studied under Professor Steve Duke. He played professionally in the Chicago area for 18 years and has backed entertainers such as Doc Severinsen, Lou Rawls, Maureen McGovern, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and Bill Cosby. John also worked for 10 years as a full time staff Music Director and Arranger at Willow Creek Community Church, one of the largest and most innovative contemporary churches in the country. John is also employed at Kirkwood’s Eagle-Tech store on the CR campus.    

Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland  
Thursday at 6:00 PM

Chuck Mangione
Flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione is widely known for the crossover success of his catchy mid-1970s tunes. But his jazz credentials are rock solid – his mentor Dizzy Gillespie once recommended him for a spot in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Mangione and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi team with McPartland for some dynamic trio work, including his famous tune, “Feels So Good,” and a few beloved standards.              

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM

"Birthday Celebration for Sonny Rollins"    
Craig celebrates Sonny's 83rd birthday with Part Seven of his chronological series, THE SONNY ROLLINS STORY, spinning exciting selections from the 70s and 80s.  We're pleased to learn that Sonny is back in good health and on the road performing again.  Happy Birthday, Mr. Rollins!   

Riverwalk Jazz
Sunday at 5:00 PM

Ride, Red, Ride: New Orleans Trumpeter Henry ‘Red’ Allen Jr.
New Orleans trumpeter Henry ‘Red’ Allen Jr. made a name for himself on the 1930s’ New York jazz scene as a hot trumpet soloist, singer and entertainer. He later went on to hold a long residency as bandleader at Manhattan’s famed Metropole Café in Times Square. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guests tell the story and perform tunes from Allen’s long career.          

KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at:

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