Night Train

Monday - Thursday at 10pm

Monday through Thursday nights, it’s the best in jazz on Night Train, hosted by KMUW’s Chris Heim. From classic artists and recordings to today’s emerging artists and most intriguing new releases - along with specials, in-depth features, jazz concert highlights and more - Night Train will take you to the best of “America’s classical music.”

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  1. Chick Corea – The Musician (Concord)


Monday 5.29.17

It’s a Memorial Day tradition as Night Train steps aside to present two special hours of live music featuring the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. In hour one, the Airmen are joined by trombonist Steve Turre, and in hour two their special guest is pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

Tuesday 5.30.17

Monday 5.22.17

Night Train marks birthdays of Sun Ra (including a Jazz Profiles Special in hour two) and trombonist Nick Finzer;  features artists appearing at the KC Jazz & Heritage Fest; has more from May featured artist Ron Carter – this time with guitarists Wes Montgomery and Steve Khan; and highlights new music from tenor saxophonist Nick Fowser and trumpeter Terell Stafford.

Tuesday 5.23.17

Monday 5.15.17

Night Train marks birthdays of Brazilian guitarist, composer and bossa nova pioneer Oscar Castro-Neves, and of pianist Ellis Larkins (including a Jazz Profiles special about Larkins in hour two of the show). Plus more from May featured artist, bassist Ron Carter, with Joey Baron and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and new music from  pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias, drummer Peter Erskine and his Dr. Um Band, and pianist Bill O’Connell.

Tuesday 5.16.17

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  1. Regina Carter – Ella: Accentuate the Positive (OKeh)
  1. Virginia Schenck – Aminata Moseka: An Abbey Lincoln Tribute (Airborne Ecstasy)
  1. Claire Daly – 2648 West Grand Boulevard (Glass Beach Jazz)
  1. Eliane Elias – Dane of Time (Concord)
  1. Deborah Brown – Kansas City Here I Come (Deborah Brown)
  1. Carol Morgan Quintet – Post Cool Vol.

Monday 4.10.17

Night Train marks birthdays of guitarist George Freeman, pianist (and psychiatrist) Denny Zeitlin, third stream pianist and composer Claude Bolling, and organist Joey DeFrancesco (including a special from the Newport Jazz Festival in hour two of the show).  Plus music from a recent compilation of vocal selections from Sun Ra & His Arkestra, a new set revisiting music of the ‘60s from violinist Mads Tolling, and the latest from Kansas City vocalist Deborah Brown.

Tuesday 4.11.17

Monday 4.3.17

Night Train kicks off a new month’s feature – celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and this year’s theme of Women in Jazz and Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday. We also begin a week-long tribute to saxophonist Arthur Blythe, who passed away last week; highlight new albums from the Bob Mintzer All L.A. Band, Organic Trio, and guitarist Ralph Towner; and mark birthdays of singer Tessa Souter, soul jazz organist Jimmy McGriff, and bassist Scott LaFaro (including a special about him in hour two of the show).

Tuesday 4.4.17