Straight No Chaser

Sundays at 9pm

Straight No Chaser features mostly instrumental jazz, from early music to recent recordings.

Also listen for the record labels, names of all the musicians involved, and when the recording was made.

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11:14 am
Mon April 29, 2013

What's On: May 5

During the month of May, along with showers and flowers, SNC, along with Night Train and Strange Currency will feature the B3 organ, the Queen of Jazz. Tonight we hear West Coast organist Bobby Pierce with guitarist Doug Macdonald, and in a variety of settings, Shirley Scott.

7:31 am
Mon April 8, 2013

What's On: April 14

Jazz Appreciation Month continues throughout April with more vibes, from Lionel Hampton, Terry Gibbs, the MJQ, Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson, only a few of whom will remember to pay their taxes tomorrow.

9:17 am
Mon March 25, 2013

What's On: March 31

We hear nothing but the best from Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon and Jimmy Bruno to Alan Broadbent and Gary Foster.

11:02 am
Mon March 18, 2013

What's On: March 24

Tonight we hear all big bands. Included are bands led by Count Basie, Mike Barone, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Bob Florence.

7:57 am
Tue March 12, 2013

What's On: March 17

Tonight we hear new CDs from recent Wichita visitors The New York Voices and from guitarist Doug Mac Donald, and finish up the evening with three great pianists, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans and Jimmy Rowles.

9:05 am
Mon March 4, 2013

What's On: March 10

Tonight we hear old and new, old from Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis and new from Brad Goode and Doug MacDonald.

6:23 am
Mon February 25, 2013

What's On: March 3

On tonight's Straight No Chaser, we will hear from the inventor of the 7 string guitar George Van Eps, Zoot Sims and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and a brand new CD from one of the best of the LA based guitarists, Doug MacDonald. His Reorganized Quartet brings him back to playing with a Hammond B-3 and is sure to please.

7:51 am
Mon February 18, 2013

What's On: February 24

This week on SNC, we hear new music from the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, Kevin Eubanks and singers Karen Marguth and Denise Donatelli, with older things from Woody Shaw, Johnny Hodges, Buck Clayton and Bud Shank.

10:11 am
Tue January 29, 2013

What's On: February 3

Duke Ellington said “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” but that isn’t the case so much any more. Since we have been playing a lot of Count Basie, a real master of swing, tonight we pay careful attention to play only things that swing!

10:09 am
Tue January 22, 2013

What's On: January 27

The Count Basie Band with the New York Voices will be appearing in Wichita at the Orpheum Theatre on Feburary 16. To aid your enjoyment, we have a special in-studio visit from Lisa Hittle who will discuss what we might expect as well as provide additional information about the band and the music.