Friday at 1:00 pm

Jazz Afternoon (with Jazz Geek)

My show usually includes birthdays of famous and not so famous jazz musicians, recent releases, local artists, interviews, and classic jazz from the likes of Charlie Parker, Miles, Coltrane, Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside, etc. Heavy on the small group instrumental jazz; light on vocalists and big bands.

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Mister Bill Sits In June 15, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Mr. Bill fills in for the Jazz Geek.

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Ben Allison and Steve Cardenas
April 13, 2018 | 1:00 pm

The Jazz Geek interviews Ben Allison and KC's own Steve Cardenas. We'll hear from Steve's brand new record.

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Tamir Hendelman
November 10, 2017 | 1:00 pm

The Jazz Geek Interviews LA jazz pianist, Tamir Hendelman about his upcoming performances in the area.

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Band Auction: Shades of Jade April 3, 2015 | 1:00 pm

Shades of Jade Resumes the band auction at 2:30pm

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Band Auction Edition: Ala Mode! April 25, 2014 | 1:00 pm

Join the Jazz Geek this afternoon for a last KKFI Band Auction hurrah as he hosts local band Ala Mode, beginning at 2:30 through till 3:00 PM! If you love local jazz, please support these talented musicians AND your local community radio station by getting your bidding on! It's as simple as calling our friendly volunteers who are standing by at 888-931-0901!

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THE BEST OF THE 2012 DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL July 26, 2013 | 1:00 pm

the special includes performances by Sonny Rollins, Steve Wilson, Brian
Lynch, Tribute To Art Blakey, Mack Ave. Superband, Wayne Shorter, Fred Hersch, Poncho
Sanchez, and Donald Harrison.

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Band Auction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 19, 2013 | 1:00 pm

2:00pm Max Groove
2:30pm Mike Pagan

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Band Auction!! April 12, 2013 | 1:00 pm

2:00pm Stovepipe and Jazzy Jazz
2:30pm Ala Mode

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Victor Wooten February 8, 2013 | 1:00 pm

Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two. He started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the family band at age five, and at age six, was on tour with his brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield.

Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy nominated solo recordings and tours.

Victor brings his bass in to hang with the Jazz Geek, at 2pm.

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KC pianist Eddie Moore February 1, 2013 | 1:00 pm

Jazz Afternoon will have an interview with KC pianist Eddie Moore talking about his brand new cd? Also music from Joshua Redman, James P. Johnson, and Tricky Sam Nanton.

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Roger Wilder, The Jazz Geek, is the host of KKFI’s Jazz Afternoon on Fridays. He plays new releases, classic jazz, local jazz, and birthdays of jazz artists. Mr. Wilder is an adjunct jazz professor at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

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