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ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING / FAT MAN'S SHINE PARLOR / BLIND PIG

2.TINSLEY ELLIS / TOUGH LOVE / HEARTFIXER

3.MIKE HENDERSON BAND / IF YOU THINK IT'S HOT HERE.../ELLERSOUL

4.JEFF JENSEN / MOROSE ELEPHANT / SWINGSUIT

5.TAS CRU / YOU KEEP THE MONEY / CRUSTEE TEES

6.ROBIN McKELLE & THE FLYTONES  / HEART OF MEMPHIS / OKEH

7.BRAD ABSHER & SWAMP ROYALE / LUCKY DOG / MONTROSE

8.JD McPHERSON / LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL / ROUNDER

Jazz From Studio One: February

Feb 3, 2015

February Schedule:

February  5: Jazz from 2005

We go back a decade and listen to some of the fine recordings from 2005, including music from Houston Person.

February 19: Omaha Jazz ( Show # 400)

For our 400th show, we listen to some of the great jazz musicians from Omaha including Preston Love.

ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL

1.JOSH HOYER & THE SHADOWBOXERS / LIVING BY THE MINUTE / SILVER STREET

2.MIKE OSBORN / IN THE DOG HOUSE / JE GAGNE

3.TAS CRU / YOU KEEP THE MONEY / CRUSTEE TEES

4.D.A FOSTER / THE REAL THING / VIZZTONE

5.JUNIOR WELLS / SOUTHSIDE BLUES JAM (REMASTER) / DELMARK

6.WILLIE MAY / SHAKEN TREE BLUES / SELF

7.PAUL KELLY / THE MERRI SOUL SESSIONS / GAWD

8.BRUCE KATZ / HOMECOMING / AMERICAN SHOWPLACE

9.ALTERED FIVE BLUES BAND / CRYIN' MERCY / OMNIVIBE

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.

This months shows:

January 8: Jazz From 1965: We turn back the clock 50 years and listen to notable jazz recordings
from 1965.

January 22: Jazz Guitarists: An hour of jazz guitar featuring players from yesterday and today.

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

A Jazz Piano Christmas

Dec 22, 2014

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

An Afro Blue Christmas

Dec 22, 2014

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

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.

December 4: Best Jazz of 2014 Part 1
                         The first of two shows looking back at some of the
                         finest jazz releases from 2014. Joshua Breakstone,
                         Matt Wilson, and Catherine Russell are a few of the
                         artists on tonight's show.

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.

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.

This months shows:

November 6: The Sound of Jazz 1964: A program of jazz from 50 years ago including tracks from George Benson, Sarah Vaughan and Miles Davis

November 20: Jazz Vocalists:  An hour of vocalists from legendary performers like
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to today's outstanding talent such as Kurt Elling and Angela Hagenbach

 

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KIOS will air a one-hour documentary Sunday night, November 2  at 7:00PM which
chronicles the recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967 that
became known as "The Basement Tapes". The program will feature the
music and stories behind one of the most significant moments in pop
culture in the last 50 years.

Herbie Hancock is looking back at a legendary career in jazz.

For decades, he has been one of the most influential figures in jazz music. As a pianist and later keyboardist, he has made important contributions to the genre.

The new memoir, "Possibilities", explores the jazz pianist's work as a sideman with the Miles Davis Quintet in the 1960s. Also covered is the legendary Mwandishi Sextet and Hancock's chart-topping mid 70s jazz-funk recordings, in addition to his Buddhist spiritual practice.

Jazz Night In America

Oct 20, 2014

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. 

Remembering Joe Sample

Oct 7, 2014

Joe Sample, legendary pianist and member of the jazz super group the Crusaders, passed away in September. He was 75. Sample died in his hometown of Houston, Texas on September 12 due to complications from lung cancer.

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

We begin with the KIOS Jazz CD of the month:

ORRIN EVANS – LIBERATION BLUES – Smoke Sessions Records SSR-1409
 

As a listener I appreciate an album that catches my attention through stimulating composition, improvisation and that spark that transpires between musicians during a good session. It is also pleasing when a CD's capacity is utilized to offer over seventy minutes of solid music that takes one unexpected places, both inside and outside the pocket. Pianist Orrin Evans' new release “Liberation Blues”embraces these qualities in stimulating fashion.

KIOS BLUES CHART AUGUST 2014

Sep 1, 2014

KIOS BLUES CHART
AUGUST  2014

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One of the most influential and popular of jazz artists, Horace Silver, passed away on June 18 at the age of 85. Born Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver in Norwalk, CT in 1928, his father was an immigrant from the Cape Verde Islands. The creole rhythms from these islands were to have profound impact upon Silver's music and his successful career. 

Playing With Fire, Omaha’s sizzling, free summer concert tradition, will take place this year at an  expansive, new venue: seven-acre Turner Park with its iconic Pavilion and permanent stage. A free concert experience, open to the public, Playing with Fire’s 2014 schedule will play out over the course of two Thursday nights: June 26 and July 3, starting at 5:30 p.m.

June 26:
Opening act: Hector Anchondo
Supporting act: Ben Poole
Headliner: Jonas & the Massive Attraction

Roy Orbison cared about two things in life more than anything else-music and family. Often, those two combined, but Roy's sons never got the chance to share the stage with their dad. They did find a tape of a song that Roy never finished, and as a family Roy's boys completed it as his backup band.

Legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter will visit Omaha in April. He will perform at 7:30pm on April 2 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. 

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.

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.

The Beatles In America - 1964

Jan 28, 2014

When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. The Beatles in America - 1964 takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively two-hour documentary features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy.

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve 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. Toast of the Nation is co-produced by WBGO FM in Newark, New Jersey and NPR Music.

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