Bob Riddle

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Bob Riddle

Leroy Vinnegar Tribute - part I

Airs at: Wed, 05/25/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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  Here's a long overdue memorial to The Boss of the Walking Bass, 1928-1999, and a Portlander from 1986.   Music and stories in abundance 2 to 3:30 pm with emphasis on Mel and Leroy's joyous Portland performances together.   Show will close with a musical nod to Nationa... Read more

Baseball and Jazz Annual

Airs at: Wed, 05/11/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The song Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year applies to Baseball and Jazz in 2022. Hope you'll agree that it still sounds good. This is the first such show since we lost Dave Frishberg. Thanks to his recordings, Dave is still with us this year. Read more

Celebrate Mingus' Centennial and The Jazz Side of Jon Batiste

Airs at: Wed, 04/27/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We're pleased to announce that Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) and KBOO's Spring Hive Drive have come together. A group of KBOO donors are offering to match each membership donation dollar for dollar. Please become a member today! Read more

JAM on 04/27/22

Airs at: Wed, 04/27/2022 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  In her first hour, Marcia Hocker interviews educator Dan Davey, Director of Jazz Studies at Mt. Hood Community College, and Director of the upcoming Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. Her second hour, will be with Los Angeles, CA Jazz drummer, arranger, educator and composer, Willi... Read more

J.A.M on 4/13/22

Airs at: Wed, 04/13/2022 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  Marcia Hocker interviews Portland drummer Christopher Brown, an acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader and educator who seeks to be a voice within the advocacy of Jazz music and American culture. His musical experiences include synthesizing the Jazz principles with the... Read more

March Madness

Airs at: Wed, 03/30/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Our March musical madness will have nothing todo with basketball. Pianists Jessica Williams, and Mark Levine, also a noted author, were not household names, but both were perceptive, tasteful performers. Each had a strong Portland connection and made memorable music. Read more

Women's History Month and Irish (American) Jazz Celebration

Airs at: Wed, 03/16/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We're a day early, and my colleague Don Jacobsen airs a day late, but we'll team up here at KBOO to warm you up, then wind you down, for what should be a rip-roaring St. Paddy's Day, while celebrating Women's History Month (in jazz), too. And, by the way, we at KBOO cele... Read more

Jimmy Smith, Ernie Andrews R.I.P., Mel Brown, Darrell Grant

Airs at: Wed, 03/02/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Dick Bogle passed in late FEB 2022. His faves were organ players and Black male vocalists. We'll feature both, and focus on Ernie Andrews who just passed at 94. After the jazz calendar, we'll salute Mel Brown, the Grand Marshal of Portland's Mardi Gras Parade on March 1, ... Read more

Benny Carter's 9-Decade Career:1920s through 2001

Airs at: Wed, 02/16/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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We'll hear Benny playing alto, tenor, trumpet, and piano leading his orchestra and combos from the 1930s, 1940s,1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 2000s. We'll also hear others performing his many compositions and arrangements and sharing facts from his life, 1907-2003. Read more

Pannonica

Airs at: Wed, 02/02/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Fans of any of these will get their jazz fix today Read more