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Jazz Night in America: In Memoriam Airs Friday Night

Friday night at 8:00, Jazz Night in America from NPR remembers jazz greats we lost this year in an annual tribute. Ten legendary musicians whose special talents will never be forgotten.

Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz, Candido, Tony Allen, Annie Ross, Freddy Cole, Gary Peacock, Harry Grimes, Wallace Roney and McCoy Tyner are all paid a salute to their legendary talents and their musical legacies. 

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.