Christmas specials for Dec. 24, 25


At home or away, with family or in a more intimate arrangement… Jazz88 is here to keep you company and help set the joyous mood this Christmas.

Monday, December 24
9 am  The Morning Show with Emily Reese & Bob Jurek’s First Alert Traffic
10 am An Afro Blue Christmas.  Howard University’s vocal jazz ensemble entertains.  NPR’s Michele Norris hosts.
11 am Jazz Night in America holiday special featuring Wynton Marsalis.
Noon Occasional Shivers, jazz meets pop in a 1960s Manhattan love story set at Christmastime.
1 pm Kevin’s Holiday Cruise, the 2016 edition of the cavalcade of live performances in Jazz88’s studios.  Features ukuleleist/singer/songwriter Katy Vernon, throwback retro trio Rio Nido, and harpist Chad McAnally among others.
3 pm The Afternoon Cruise with Brian Jackson and Bob Jurek’s First Alert Traffic

Tuesday, December 25
6 am The Thistle & Shamrock Celtic Christmas with Fiona Ritchie
7 am Simply Timeless with Jay Daniels
9 am The Bing Shift Christmas with Arne Fogel
10 am A Sinatra & Friends Christmas with Wayne Selly
11 am A Jazz Piano Christmas with NPR’s Felix Contreras
Noon American Routes: Keep a Cool Yule with Nick Spitzer
2 pm Butch Thompson’s Yulestride
3 pm Kevin’s Holiday Cruise, new for 2018 with studio performances from Mother Banjo, Larry McDonough, Julian Manzara, Jake Rowan, Lee Engele, Warren Thomas Fenzi and the band, Sarah Morris, Joyann Parker, Jana Nyberg & Adam Meckler, and Paris Chansons, and more!
5 pm A Swinging Holiday with Wynton Marsalis
6 pm An Afro Blue Christmas. Howard University’s vocal jazz ensemble entertains.  NPR’s Michele Norris hosts.

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