Jazz in the Afternoon Wednesday and Friday

Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm - 3pm

For over thirty years, Jazz in the Afternoon has brought you mainstream jazz here on KIOS FM. Every Tuesday-Friday from 1:00-3:00PM Chris Cooke, Mike Jacobs and Gordon Spencer present the wide spectrum of jazz recordings dating back to the "golden age" of jazz in the 1920's through it's evolution in swing, bop, Latin and other styles right up to today's new releases.  We also have a strong commitment to keeping you up to date on the local scene bringing you artists from the Omaha,  Council Bluffs and Lincoln areas and partnering with local non-profit organizations to publicize major jazz concerts in our area with music and interviews. Straight-ahead and in the pocket. Jazz in the Afternoon is your ticket to great jazz music during the weekdays here at KIOS. Have a question or comment? Write us at jazz@kios.org

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11:31 am
Mon December 22, 2014

A Jazz Piano Christmas

A Jazz Piano Christmas airs Tuesday, December 23 at 8:00pm on KIOS.

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10:30 am
Mon December 22, 2014

An Afro Blue Christmas

An Afro Blue Christmas  will air Monday, December 22 at 8:00pm on KIOS.

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11:30 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Jazz In The Afternoon Rotation

WEEK OF:  December 21, 2014


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10:52 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Festivo Alt. Latino with Coral Cantigas

NPR Music's Alt.Latino presents it's 3rd edition of Festivo Alt.Latino -- a special holiday concert featuring the 20 piece choral ensemble Choral Cantigas.

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6:00 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Jazz Calendar (Updated 12 / 07 / 2014)

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 concert season. General admission tickets for individual concerts may also be purchased in advance or at the door for each concert. General admission prices are Adults $25 and Students $12.50. Concert dates, times and locations are listed below. For tickets and additional information, contact the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or http://www.artsincorporated.org/njo/

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2:32 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Jazz In The Afternoon Tuesday & Thursday Best of 2014


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8:06 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Mike's Top 12 Jazz CDs of 2014

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11:39 am
Tue November 25, 2014

USAF Band Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series 2014

Once again KIOS will air the United Stats Air Force Band's Jazz Heritage Series which will feature special guests. This year we will air the series on three consecutive days over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The first show on Wednesday November 26th will feature jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini. On Thanksgiving day, renowned trombonist Andy Martin will be featured. And on Friday, it's vibraphonist Joe Locke. All will be backed by the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, The Airmen of Note.

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11:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Jazz Night In America

Jazz Night In America, a new program from NPR Music, is now airing on Friday nights on KIOS at 8pm.

Hosted by veteran jazz bassist Christian McBride, this new program utilizes a number of media platforms to present live jazz concerts in a new and innovative way. There will be streaming video of the concerts available online and chat rooms available for fans to interact with musicians. The concerts will take place at a number of venues including Lincoln Center in New York, and at jazz festivals. 

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7:47 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

KIOS Jazz CD Of The Month: The Cookers / Time And Time Again / Motema

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.

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