Listen: More jazz notes in Midtown

Last week in Midtown Kansas CityPublic radio’s jazz, blues and comedy show – 12th Street Jump – starts recording next week at the Broadway Jazz Club.

Beginning March 5 and continuing every other Wednesday the nationally syndicated show will be done at the new club at 3601 Broadway.

The performances are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and the first will be a tribute to composer and arranger Quincy Jones.

The show airs every Saturday at midnight on KCUR-FM in Kansas City and also on 116 public radio stations nationwide, the Theater League said in a press release.

The league produces the show that it sort of like a jazz and urban version of the Prairie Home Companion, said Mark Edelman, executive producer.

“We’re proud of Kansas City jazz and our local talent pool and want to share that with the rest of the country and the world,” he said.

In recent years the show has been recorded in studio.

“We’re excited to be back live,” said co-host Pete Weber. “It’s our favorite format – playing in a club for jazz ….”

The show features guests from a variety of  musical backgrounds and also comedy sketches with jazz and blues themes.

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