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Content from KIOS staff relating to jazz, blues, and all kinds of music.

Last Call Best of 2015

Expansions: Dave Liebman Group/ The Puzzle/ Whaling City Sound

Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra/Galactic Parables Vol 1. /Cuneiform

Vijay Iyer Trio/ Break Stuff /ECM

Charles Lloyd / Wild Man Dance / Blue Note

Charles Lloyd / Manhattan Stories / Resonance

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman/Self-Titled/Nonesuch

Rudresh Mahanthappa/ Bird Calls/ ACT Records

Jason Miles & Ingrid Jensen/ Kind Of New/Whaling City Sound

Lionel Loueke/Gaia/ Blue NoteSteve Gadd Band/ 70 Strong/BFM Jazz

Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet/Intents and Purposes/Enja Records

Joel Harrison 5/ Spirit House/ Whirlwind Recordings

Kamasi Washington/The Epic/ Brainfeeder

Beat Funktion/Olympus/Do Records

Marc Cary/ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2/ Motema

Patrick Butler/Sound Pinnacle/ Independent Release

Richie Goods and Nuclear Fusion/ Three Rivers/Independent Release

Robert Irving III-Generations/ Our Space In Time/Sonic Portraits

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.