12th Street Jump
IT STARTS ON 12th STREET IN KANSAS CITY… That’s where Count Basie tickled the ivories at the Reno Club and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Where cats like Lester Young, Mary Lou Williams, Buster Smith and the Bird lit up a strip of clubs, juke joints, and honky-tonks with their brand new sound. 12th STREET JUMP brings back that great era of Kansas City jazz on public radio’s weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam. Hosts Pearl MacDonald and Pete Weber, musical director Joe Cartwright, vocalists David Basse and Nedra Dixon, bassist Tyrone Clark and drummer Mike Warren and some very special guests are heard weekly on High Plains Public Radio.
12th Street Jump is on hiatus for a while to make way for a local HPPR production Carrying On with Ryan Gottlieb. Check this space for updates on the show. -db