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Jazz In The Afternoon Tuesday & Thursday Best of 2014


1.Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band/Mother’s Touch/Positone Records
2. The Cookers / Time And Again / Motema
3. Michael Dease / Relentless / PosiTone
4. Gerald Beckett / The Messenger / Summit
5. Roseanna Vitro / Clarity / Random Act
6. Gene Ludwig-Pat Martino Trio—Young Guns/High Note
7. Dena DeRose / We Won't Forget You / High Note
8. Mack Avenue Superband/ Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival / Mack Avenue
9. Dave Stryker / Eight Track / Strike Zone
10. Paul Serrato/Love Matters/Graffiti Productions
11. Oscar Peterson-Ben Webster/ During This Time MIG
12. Dr. John/Ska De Dat the Spirit of Satch/ Proper Records
13. Marianne Matheny-Katz/Somewhere In Paradise/Jazzway
14. Azar Lawrence/ The Seeker / Sunnyside Records
15. Jessica Williams /With Love/Origin Records
16. Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra/The Offense of the Drum/ Motema
17. Nancy Kelly/B That Way/BlueBay Records
18. Steven Kroon/On the One/CD Baby
19. Ann Hampton Callaway/ From Sassy To Divine-The Sarah Vaughan Project/ Shanachie
20. Jimmy Heath Big Band /Togetherness /Jazz Legacy Productions
21. Frank Wess/Magic 201/IPO
22.Doc Stewart /Code Blue/ CD Baby

Chris Cooke has been a voice on public radio in Omaha since 1989. Working at KVNO-FM during college, Cooke hosted a weekend progressive jazz show on the station in addition to working as an on-air announcer. In November 1992, Cooke signed on at KIOS-FM and has been there ever since. He has hosted the Tuesday and Thursday editions of Jazz in the Afternoon since 1996 and has hosted Last Call since that year. A long time fan of jazz music, Cooke enjoys talking with the musicians who make jazz music and presenting those conversations with listeners. When not hosting or listening to jazz, on record or in person, Cooke maintains a busy schedule as a self-employed web design consultant.