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NPR's Jazz Piano Christmas to air Thursday night on KIOS


The 37th annual Jazz Piano Christmas will air Thursday night at 8:00 PM on KIOS. The program is a production of NPR Music and hosted by Felix Conteras.

The concert takes place at the Terrace Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C and features performances by Eric Reed, Gerald Clayton and Patrice

If you missed the Thursday night air date, you may listen to the concert anytime by visiting the website at NPR 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.
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