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New Live Sets from Monk and Fitzgerald on Jazz in the Afternoon Friday

On Friday, Jazz in the Afternoon will present two newly released live recordings by Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald. The two collections have previously been unavailable. 

To celebrate Thelonious Monk's birthday October 10, we will have music from Palo Alto, just released in September on Impulse. It was recorded in 1968 at a high school in Palo Alto, California.

Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes were issued October 2nd. It's a concert Ella Fitzgerald gave in Berlin in March 1962 and the tapes were part of the private collection of Verve Records founder Norman Granz. It's another stellar live performance from The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald.


Mike Jacobs has been with KIOS since 1988 while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mike began his career at KIOS working weekends acting as local host for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He also hosted Morning Edition from 1990-1996. Mike began hosting the weekly blues program “Blues in the Afternoon” in October 1994 and took on the responsibilities of jazz programming and maintaining the music library in 1996. He has held the position of Music Director since 2002. In addition to hosting “Jazz in the Afternoon” on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mike also helps with assembling music for “Jazz From Studio One” hosted by the advanced radio students at the Omaha Public Schools Career Center. Mike is an Omaha native and graduated from Technical High School in 1984.