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Last Call news/August 2022

Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin performed at Jazz on the Green in Omaha on August 11th. Her band played material from her recent recording, Pursuance: The Coltranes, a revelation of inspired music and profound artistry.

Listen to my interview with Lakecia Benjamin

We also have articles this month on Theo Croker and Grachan Moncur III for your viewing pleasure.

The Last Call comes your way 9-11pm Saturdays on KIOS-FM and streaming to where you are via this website.

Thanks for listening & stay cool!

-Christopher Cooke

<b>Chris Cooke </b>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. <br/>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.
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