Special Music Programs http://kios.org en TOAST OF THE NATION 2012 to air on KIOS http://kios.org/post/toast-nation-2012-air-kios <p>KIOS will once again air <strong>Toast of The Nation</strong> to ring in the New Year. The annual broadcast will begin New Year's Eve, December 31st at&nbsp; 8:00PM. An NPR tradition every New Year's since 1979, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It's jazz you can party to, all night from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones.Spirited, improvised, grooving, and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations and contributing something new to the musical feast. WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton anchors the show.<br> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:35:56 +0000 Mike Jacobs 22699 at http://kios.org TOAST OF THE NATION 2012 to air on KIOS Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII to air Monday on KIOS http://kios.org/post/jazz-piano-christmas-xxiii-air-monday-kios <p><font face="Arial" size="2">NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. <strong>Jazz Piano Christmas</strong> presents NEA Jazz Master <b>Ellis Marsalis</b>, <b>Jason Marsalis</b>, <b>Geri Allen</b>, and <b>Taylor Eigsti</b> and other artists who will perform their<font size="2"> </font>favorite holiday songs. </font><font face="Arial" size="2">Tune in for <strong>JAZZ PIANO CHRISTMAS XXIII</strong></font><font face="Arial" size="2"><b> </b>on M<font size="2">onday, December 24th at 8:00pm on KIOS,</font></font></p> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 04:20:01 +0000 Mike Jacobs 23572 at http://kios.org Jazz Piano Christmas XXIII to air Monday on KIOS 2012 Jazz Heritage Series final show will air on KIOS http://kios.org/post/2012-jazz-heritage-series-final-show-will-air-kios <p><font face="Arial" size="2">KIOS will air the final show in the<b> 2012 Jazz Heritage Series </b>on Friday December 7th at 2:00PM.</font> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 21:18:46 +0000 Mike Jacobs 22148 at http://kios.org 2012 Jazz Heritage Series final show will air on KIOS Levon Helm Rambles Home: An Appreciation http://kios.org/post/levon-helm-rambles-home-appreciation <p><strong>Levon Helm Rambles Home: An Appreciation</strong> will air Sunday June 17th at 7:00PM. This one-hour special features music and commentary about the late musician Levon Helm, drummer for the seminal Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Band, and a revered solo artist. Helm died on April 19th at the age of 71 from a recurrence of throat cancer. The program features Helms vocals and drumming with The Band, as well as some of his post-Band performances with special attention given to his Midnight Ramble concerts held in recent years at his home in Woodstock, NY. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:24:12 +0000 Mike Jacobs 14320 at http://kios.org Levon Helm Rambles Home: An Appreciation The Art of the Jazz Solo http://kios.org/post/art-jazz-solo <p>KIOS will air a special to usher in Jazz Appreciation Month in April. <strong>The Art of the Jazz Solo</strong> can be heard Friday April 6th at 2:00PM. The one-hour program is part of a series from Interlochen Public Radio in Michigan called The New Jazz Archive hosted by Jeff Haas.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:39:20 +0000 Chris Cooke 10837 at http://kios.org The Art of the Jazz Solo UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival http://kios.org/post/uno-great-plains-jazz-festival <p>Once again this year KIOS will air highlights from the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival.<br />The one-hour 2012 edition will air Thursday March 29 at 8:00PM. The festival took place on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and featured a wide array of high school jazz bands ranging from small combos to big bands. On this years&#39; broadcast you&#39;ll hear performances by Omaha Central, Omaha Burke, Westside, Papillion-LaVista, Millard North,Thomas Jefferson, Kearney, Lewis Central and Bloomington North High School, all the way from Bloomington, Indiana.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:47:16 +0000 Mike Jacobs 10387 at http://kios.org UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival Ray Charles: Singular Genius http://kios.org/post/ray-charles-singular-genius <p>Special airs January 2nd on KIOS.</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:40:00 +0000 5405 at http://kios.org Ray Charles: Singular Genius