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Interviews with leading musicians on today's scene presented by Mike Jacobs and Chris Cooke.

An interview with Karrin Allyson

Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke features music and conversation with Karrin Allyson on Tuesday's Jazz in the Afternoon.

Allyson attended Omaha North High School and graduated from UNO with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. Now residing in New York, she has garnered five Grammy nominations and become an icon in modern vocal jazz.

Omaha native and Grammy award nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson recently spoke with Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke. During the conversation, Allyson discussed in detail her 2018 release Some of That Sunshine, her first recording to feature all original compositions. She also spoke of her educational experiences and connections with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, in addition to the performance with the University of Nebraska at Omaha Jazz Band at the UNO campus in April, 2022.

Click on the interview button to hear the interview with Karrin Allyson.

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.
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  • Interviews with leading musicians on today's scene presented by Mike Jacobs and Chris Cooke.