Tuesday at 10:00 am

Tuesday MidDay Medley

The Tuesday MidDay Medley is a mix of Jazz-Fusion, “Funk” (not funk!) and old school R&B with an emphasis on bands with tight rhythm sections and dynamic horn sections.

The show, hosted by Barry Jackson, includes interviews with local, national and internationally-renowned artists on a regular basis. Barry has had the pleasure of interviewing such artists as the founding members of the Tower of Power, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty, Tiger Okoshi, Billy Cobham and many others.

Barry: “Being a former musician (but still a musician at heart!), I’d like to think of the Tuesday Edition of The MidDay Medley as not just for music lovers, but for the musician in all of us!”

Tune in and groove with me. You never know what’s in store, but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

I host the “Tuesday MidDay Medley – The Fusionfunkmeister,” which emphasizes the genres of jazz/Fusion and Funk! You will not only hear the golden oldies of the genres of Funk and Fusion, but you’ll hear the new projects and I’ll share some facts about the artists and the music.

You hear interviews done with the artists who helped originate the music, and the up and coming, local artists, who are keeping up the traditions of the genres.

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An Interview with John Scofield
May 2, 2017 | 10:00 am

Your Fusion Funkmeister speaks to guitarist, John Scofield in anticipation of his upcoming visit to Kansas City.

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Remembering Al Jarreau February 14, 2017 | 10:00 am

Your Fusion Funkmeister re-airs an interview with the late great vocalist, Al Jarreau. Also, Max Groove stops by to share some of his stories about Jarreau, who died on Sunday.

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State of the City Address
March 29, 2016 | 10:00 am

A Live Broadcast of Mayor Sly James' State of the City Address starts at 11am.

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Tuesday MidDay Medley: Celebrated Jazz Bassist Ron Carter! December 22, 2015 | 10:00 am

The Fusion Funkmeister is thrilled to welcome bassist, composer, and bandleader Ron Carter! With over 2,221 recordings under his belt, Ron Carter is the most recorded jazz bassist in history!

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Mr. Charles Dornch
July 14, 2015 | 10:00 am

Barry interview Mr. Charles Dornch

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It’s a Miracle!
April 21, 2015 | 10:00 am

Your Fusion Funkmeister chats with original Miracle, Warren "Pete" Moore.

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Band Auction: Max Groove April 7, 2015 | 10:00 am

Your Fusion Funkmeister brings you some more great Fusion and Funk, and then Max Groove is up for auction at 11:30am.

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Howard Scott October 21, 2014 | 10:00 am

Guitarist Howard Scott of the Lowriders (formerly of War), checks in withYour Fusion Funkmeister.

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Special Guest: Tom Scott! June 10, 2014 | 10:00 am

American sax man Tom Scott of the fusion band LA Express is Barry Jackson's featured guest this morning.

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Guest DJ Jen Zaman & Hermon Mehari! May 6, 2014 | 10:00 am

KKFI volunteer and Guest DJ Jen Zaman brings the soul and funk vibes for the first hour, followed by an exclusive interview with Diverse trumpeter Hermon Mehari in the second half!

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Barry Jackson | Email me | Facebook

Although, I am not an active musician, many of the local artists won’t let me call myself a former musician! I have been a local musician who has played the trombone with many local, regional and nationally known acts, such as Eddie Baker’s New Breed Orchestra, Threatening Weather, and Mass Transit with Steven Harvey. (Steven was murdered in 1980.) I have also been a music editor for a local newspaper, “The Kansas City Globe.”

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