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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 radio in Omaha since 1988. While at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he studied radio broadcasting, history and religion. Working at KVNO-FM, Cooke hosted a weekend adventuresome jazz show on the station in addition to duties as an on-air announcer on overnights, weekends and holidays. He also worked at KBLZ (the then student-run radio station) as well as KYNE-TV, and The Gateway as a reporter.
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 also hosted Last Call since that year. A long time fan of jazz music, Cooke enjoys talking with the musicians who make jazz music. He has interviewed Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, David Liebman, Airto Moreira, Jessica Williams and Karrin Allyson, to name a few. While not at the station Cooke maintains a web design consultancy business that has served a number of non-profit and music clients for over 20 years.