Mike Jacobs

Music Director

Mike Jacobs has been with KIOS since 1988 while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mike began his career at KIOS working weekends acting as local host for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He also hosted Morning Edition from 1990-1996. Mike began hosting the weekly blues program “Blues in the Afternoon” in October 1994 and took on the responsibilities of jazz programming and maintaining the music library in 1996. He has held the position of Music Director since 2002. In addition to hosting “Jazz in the Afternoon” on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mike also helps with assembling music for “Jazz From Studio One” hosted by the advanced radio students at the Omaha Public Schools Career Center. Mike is an Omaha native and graduated from Technical High School in 1984.

Ways To Connect

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL
1.JOHNNY WINTER / STEP BACK / MEGAFORCE
2.MARCIA BALL / THE TATTOOED LADY AND THE ALLIGATOR MAN / ALLIGATOR
3.MISSISSIPPI HEAT / WARNING SHOT / DELMARK
4.ROB STONE / GOTTA KEEP ROLLIN' / MARQUEE
5.GRADY CHAMPION / BOOTLEG WHISKEY / MALACO
6.ELVIN BISHOP / CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT / ALLIGATOR
7.BIG HARP GEORGE / CHROMATICISM / BLUES MOUNTAIN
8.MISSY ANDERSEN / IN THE MOMENT / MAIN SQUEEZE
9.ETTA BRITT / ETTA DOES DELBERT / BRITTUNES
10.JP SOARS / FULL MOON NIGHT IN MEMPHIS / SOARS HIGH

Hosted by advanced radio broadcasting students at the OPS Career Center, the
program focuses on a theme each week and presents jazz recordings from the
vast library of KIOS FM.

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

The new disc by the septet The Cookers harkens back to the
days of the classic hard bop sessions on Blue Note by Art Blakey's
Jazz Messengers, Wayne Shorter and Jackie McLean.

The music soars with fine soloing on the front line with Billy Harper on
tenor, Donald Harrison on alto and two trumpeters, David Weiss and Eddie
Henderson. The rhythm section of pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil
McBee and drummer Billy Hart keep things firmly grounded and in the pocket.

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

Flautist Gerald Beckett has recorded another fine addition to his growing catalogue as a leader. His fifth release, The Messenger, 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.

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

MAY  1:   GREAT JAZZ DRUMMERS FROM YESTERDAY & TODAY
                  
                 An hour of great jazz from legendary drummers of yesteryear and
                 some that are making an impact on today's jazz scene. Art Blakey,
                 Shelly Manne and Winard Harper are just a few of the artists we
                 have for this show.
                       
MAY  15:  A MIX OF THINGS

MARCH  6th: WOMEN IN JAZZ FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
We celebrate Women's History Month with an hour of music from some of the top women in jazz today. Cheryl Bentyne, Rene Marie and Gretchen Parlato are a few of the great artists on tonight's program.

MARCH 20th: ALTO SAXOPHONISTS
Charlie Parker, Jackie McLean and Cannonball Adderley will be featured in this hour of music from some of the great alto saxophonists from yesteryear and some of the fine players on today's scene such as Gilad Edelman and Kenny Garrett.

FEBRUARY  6: SOME OF THE BEST JAZZ FROM 2004:We go back a decade and listen to some of the fine recordings from 2004. The show includes music from Stefon Harris, Diana Krall, Gary Burton and more!
                       

FEBRUARY 20: PART TWO OF JAZZ FROM 2004: More of some of the notable jazz recordings of 2004 including music from Giacomo Gates, Winard Harper and Roseanna Vitro.

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