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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7:08 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

KIOS Jazz CD Of The Month: JOSHUA BRUNEAU – BRIGHT IDEA – Cellar Live Records

From the opening beat you're in for an exciting musical ride when you take trumpeter Joshua Bruneau's new release “Bright Idea” out for a spin. This enthusiastic and crackling session features compositions and soloing that lure the listener in and perhaps make one more than a little bit jealous of those fortunate to be in attendance at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City when this live session was recorded.

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7:04 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

KIOS Jazz CD Of The Month: Charles Lloyd / Manhattan Stories / Resonance

Resonance Records has released a number of historic jazz recordings in the last few years. In 2014 the label released the roof-raising John Coltrane: Offering two disc set, featured on Last Call and reviewed on these webpages. The companion recording on the label is the immediately more accessible Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories.    

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8:32 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Jazz In The Afternoon Tuesday & Thursday Best of 2014

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10:32 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

NPR's Toast of the Nation 2014/2015

NPR's Toast of the Nation 2014/2015 airs 8:00PM Dec 31 - 4:00AM Jan 1 on KIOS-FM

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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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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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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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