KIOS celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute to help raise awareness of this great American art form. The objective, is to draw greater attention to jazz by encouraging musicians, concert halls, schools, colleges, libraries and public broadcasters to offer special programs on jazz every April. You can learn more about Jazz Appreciation Month at www.smithsonianjazz.org
Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke interviews Kathy Kosins, veteran jazz vocalist. Her new recording, To The Ladies of Cool, is a toast to four of the most important vocalists in jazz, Chris Connor, Anita O'Day, June Christy and Julie London. In a wide-ranging interview, Kosins discusses the creative process behind the new disc as well as her influences and busy career as an in-demand vocalist.
This spring, the KIOS pledge drive will be just 3 ½ days - half the length of our usual week-long drive.
That means more uninterrupted programming for you to enjoy. But in order for this to work, we need your help... The success of this shortened pledge drive experiment depends on raising a significant part of the $150,000 spring goal before the drive begins on April 25th. You can help by making your pledge today!
CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Frank Schaeffer, author of “Crazy for God”, “Sex, Mom, and God”, and “Keeping the Faith: A Father-Son Story about Love and the U. S. Marine Corps” “The Case for Spirituality in the Age of Doubt”
Once again this year KIOS will air highlights from the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival. 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' broadcast you'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.