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KIOS Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month across the country and  KIOS is your source for this enduring art form that continues to evolve. We have a diverse lineup of jazz programming Monday through Saturday. Tune in and catch what we have cooking this weekend. 

Tonight at 8:00, Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride presents an encore performance from NEA Jazz Masters Albert "Tootie" Heath an Jimmy Heath.

Tonight at 9:00, Leslie Keros, of the WFMT Jazz Network will have music from Joe Henderson, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and much more.

Saturday night at 9:00, Last Call, with Chris Cooke features new music from Dr. Lonnie Smith and classics from Weather Report, Chick Corea and other artists across the spectrum of fusion jazz.

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.