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Last Call 2023 Year in Review shows to start December 16th

For three weeks beginning this Saturday night December 16th, Last Call celebrates the best fusion jazz of 2023 with host Chris Cooke.

The historic 1961 live recording of John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy, "Evenings at the Village Gate" will be featured.

Other highlights include a 1973 live recording from Donald Byrd, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, showcasing the legendary trumpeter with an outstanding jazz funk band.

Also to be featured will be the latest releases from Lakecia Benjamin, Lonnie Liston Smith, Pablo Masis, Joel Harrison, Kurt Elling and many more stellar artists.

The Last Call can be heard Saturday nights, 9-11pm on KIOS-FM and on the web at

<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.