Short List with Bob Naujoks
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM
B-3 Blitz Two: Big John Patton (new series)
The B-3 Blitz Two series on the great Hammond B-3 organ players continues with Big John Patton who was popular on the jazz-funk scene for several decades, yet he is little known now. In his day he was a well-regarded performer, and always a superb musician, and somewhat of an adventurous artist. The funky soul jazz of Big John Patton would be reflected in his popular compositions “Funky Mama” and “Along Came John.”
Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson
Monday at 6:00 PM
Oscar Peterson: Piano Master
Trained in the classical tradition of Franz Liszt, but nurtured on Art Tatum and Nat "King" Cole, Oscar was the standard to which many pianists aspire. This show examines his career from his origins in tough neighborhoods of Montreal, to his work with Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic, to his influential trio with bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, to becoming a solo artist.
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"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!
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Joe Lovano and Us 5
Saxophonist Joe Lovano is one of the foremost improvisers in jazz today and propels his double-drummer quintet -- Us Five – into a polyrhythmic conversation and weaves inspired solos in the Allen Room. Us Five features Joe Lovano (saxophone), GRAMMY® winner Esperanza Spalding (bass), James Weldon (piano), Peter Slavov (bass), Otis Brown III (drums) and Francisco Mela (drums), plus special guests Lionel Loueke (guitar) and Judi Silvano (vocals).
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Terence Blanchard with Miles and Gil: Still Ahead
at The Monterey Jazz Festival
Three ear-seducing LP’s from the late 1950s are Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain. Gil Evans composed and arranged for Miles Davis and large ensemble. This concert is a rare performance of music from Porgy and Sketches with Blanchard on trumpet. Vince Mendoza conducts a small orchestra of top California players.
Wednesday Night Special
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)
Grammy-winning Saxophonist Eric Marienthal at Kirkwood (new)
Eric Marienthal was originally from southern California, and went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. There he studied with the legendary saxophone professor, Joe Viola. By the time he left Berklee, Eric had achieved the highest proficiency rating given by the school.
Marienthal started his professional career in 1980 with famed New Orleans trumpeter Al Hurt. After returning to Los Angeles, Eric became a member of the Chick Corea Elektric Band. He recorded six CDs with Chick’s band and two were Grammy Award winners. Eric went on to perform with artists such as Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, B.B. King and many others. He has performed in more than 65 countries, recorded 11 solo CDs and has played on hundreds of records, films, television shows and commercial jingles.
He performed last April at Jazz Fest ‘13 as special guest artist with Kirkwood’s Jazz Ensemble and CR Jazz Big Band directed by Dr. Timothy Feldkamp.
Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Piano Jazz pays tribute to one of America’s most beloved entertainers: the late vocalist Rosemary Clooney. On this program from 1992, Clooney reminisces about the long arc of her singing career, and lends her rich, smooth voice to “Our Love Is Here To Stay” and the challenging “Lush Life.”
Jazz Corner of the World with
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"The New Orleans/Cuba Connection"
University of Iowa jazz faculty, James Dreier joins Craig in the studio for a look at some of the similarities between the diversity of jazz found in New Orleans and "Afro-Cuban Jazz". Both James and Craig will also bring in a variety of new jazz releases from Latin America. Mr. Dreier is one of our local Latin jazz experts, and his presence in KCCK's 'on-air' studios always makes for an informative and entertaining show.
Sunday at 5:00 PM
The Inventive Mr. Edison: The Life and Music of Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison
An encore presentation, honoring trumpeter Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison. A star with the Count Basie Band in the 30s and 40s, Edison forged new territory on trumpet. In this 1994 performance at The Landing, ‘Sweets’ Edison joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to talk about his life and play music from the Basie years.
KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at: