Jazz in the Afternoon Wednesday and Friday http://kios.org en An Interview With Karrin Allyson http://kios.org/post/interview-karrin-allyson-0 <p><strong>Karrin Allyson</strong>, a jazz vocalist well known to fans of the genre in Omaha, will perform at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival in August.&nbsp; It's another accomplishment for the veteran vocal artist who has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, released 14 recordings and entertained audiences worldwide, including in Omaha, for many years.</p><p>Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke recently spoke with Karrin Allyson. Click on the link below to hear their conversation. Recording engineer: Mike Hansen/KIOS.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:13 +0000 Chris Cooke 50619 at http://kios.org An Interview With Karrin Allyson Jazz Calendar (Updated 7 / 22 / 2014) http://kios.org/post/jazz-calendar-updated-7-22-2014 <p><span class="fsl"><wbr /></span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 KIOS 7397 at http://kios.org Jazz Calendar (Updated 7 / 22 / 2014) Jazz In The Afternoon Rotation http://kios.org/post/jazz-afternoon-rotation <p><strong><font face="Arial"><font size="2">WEEK OF: July&nbsp; 20, 2014</font></font></strong></p><p><font face="Arial"><font size="2">ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL</font></font></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:00:46 +0000 Chris Cooke 7324 at http://kios.org Jazz In The Afternoon Rotation Jazz CD of the Month: Gerald Beckett / The Messenger / Summit Records http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-gerald-beckett-messenger-summit-records <p>Flautist <strong>Gerald Beckett</strong> has recorded another fine addition to his growing catalogue as a leader. His fifth release, <em>The Messenger</em>, on Summit Records, features his working quintet burning through hard bop pieces by Lee Morgan, "Aniticlimax", and Bud Powell's "Tempus Fugit". He leads the group on quieter works such as the Duke Pearson line" Idle Moments" and Beckett's own "Sunset Place", co-written with Eugene Pilner. There is also a nice Latin tune on the program titled "Lupe's Ride", written by Sharman Duran, the daughter of guitarist Eddie Duran.<br /> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:50:19 +0000 Mike Jacobs 49571 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: Gerald Beckett / The Messenger / Summit Records Jazz CD of the Month: Louis Hayes / Return of the Jazz Communicators / Smoke Sessions http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-louis-hayes-return-jazz-communicators-smoke-sessions <p>Legendary jazz drummer <strong>Louis Hayes</strong> and his band recorded a set of music last year at Smoke Jazz Club in New York City. The set draws the listener in with twelve numbers of sustained brilliance and is the "Return of the Jazz Communicators".</p><p>It swings!</p><p>Louis Hayes knows a thing or two about swing. He co-founded the Jazz Communicators with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard in 1967, after offering to present a summer's worth of performances in a club in Manhattan with a band that had not actually been founded at the time of the offer!</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:13:04 +0000 Chris Cooke 48126 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: Louis Hayes / Return of the Jazz Communicators / Smoke Sessions Jazz CD of the Month: Eric Alexander / Chicago Fire / High Note http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-eric-alexander-chicago-fire-high-note <p>On <em>Chicago Fire</em>, <strong>Eric Alexander</strong> demonstrates again why he is one of the busiest saxophonists on today's jazz scene. Alexander has a fully developed voice on the saxophone and can blow with the best of them. Harold Mabern, one of the greatest jazz pianists ever, is in the studio, as is bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth.&nbsp; Additionally, special guest Jeremy Pelt steps in for a few tracks and demonstrates his mainstream credentials. This gathering of total professionals creates a smoking session!</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 01:33:13 +0000 Chris Cooke 46570 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: Eric Alexander / Chicago Fire / High Note An Interview with Wayne Shorter http://kios.org/post/interview-wayne-shorter <p>Legendary saxophonist <strong>Wayne Shorter</strong> will visit Omaha in April. He will perform at 7:30pm on April 2 at the Holland Performing Arts Center.&nbsp;</p><p>The celebrated saxophonist, composer, bandleader and sideman in the Miles Davis 1960s quintet will bring his own quartet of pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade to Omaha.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:09:49 +0000 Chris Cooke 43573 at http://kios.org An Interview with Wayne Shorter 2014 UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival highlights special to air on KIOS http://kios.org/post/2014-uno-great-plains-jazz-festival-highlights-special-air-kios <p>KIOS kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month in April with highlights of the 2014 UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival with performances from area high school jazz ensembles. This special program airs Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00pm. The festival took place on February 21st at the Strauss Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.<br /><br />This year, the broadcast includes performances by Millard North, Elkhorn Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:57:29 +0000 KIOS 44966 at http://kios.org 2014 UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival highlights special to air on KIOS An Interview with Dr. Lonnie Smith http://kios.org/post/interview-dr-lonnie-smith <p>Dr. Lonnie Smith will perform in Omaha this weekend.<br /><br />The good doctor of all things Hammond B-3 will bring his trio to the 1200 club at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday night February 7th. Showtime is at 8pm. For more information you may visit <strong><a href="http://www.omahaperformingarts.org/">http://www.omahaperformingarts.org/</a></strong><br /><br />The endlessly creative and dynamic Hammond B-3 organist, now 71, continues to entertain audiences worldwide. His current trio includes Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar and Jonathan Blake, drums.<br /> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:10:59 +0000 Chris Cooke 42414 at http://kios.org An Interview with Dr. Lonnie Smith Jazz CD of the Month: Shauli Einav / Generations / Posi-Tone Records http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-shauli-einav-generations-posi-tone-records <p><strong>Shauli Einav</strong> is a saxophonist from Israel based in New York. His new cd, Generations, captures him and his band burning brightly on a varied program of jazz standards and two original tunes from Einav. The sound harkens back to the Blue Note sessions of the 1960's and if you didn't know this was a new album, you might think you were listening to some long lost Blue Note bop session from the vault.<br /><br />Einav plays tenor and soprano sax on this new release and pays homage to John Coltrane Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:29:25 +0000 Mike Jacobs 40925 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: Shauli Einav / Generations / Posi-Tone Records