Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson will present The New Cool, Saturday afternoons from 3 to 5. The show will feature artists pushing jazz to cool new places, artists such as Kamasi Washington, Snarky Puppy, and Northwest favorite Industrial Revelation. The show will feature players who have come of age in the 21st century understanding hip hop, punk rock, modern soul and electronic, and have incorporated those styles into their music. It's new ways of hearing old instruments; it’s contemporary; it’s rhythmically eclectic -- it's The New Cool!
Midday Jazz host Robin Lloyd will expand her weekly 15-minute Latin jazz feature, Jazz Caliente to an hour, which will air Saturdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Jazz Caliente debuted on 88.5 in July 2012 after the station received an overwhelmingly positive response to a survey asking listeners if they’d like to hear a regular Latin jazz feature on Midday Jazz. Jazz Caliente will showcase the melodies and improvisation of jazz blended with Latin rhythms.
To make room for these changes, we are cancelling The Saturday Jazz Matinee with Mary McCann. Mary is an incredible jazz host and will be moving her brilliant hosting talent to Friday nights on Evening Jazz.
The new knkx Saturday lineup (as of 11/5/16):
5a-10a: Weekend Edition Saturday
10a-11a: Sound Effect from 88.5 knkx
11a-12n: Snap Judgment
12n-1p: This American Life
2p-3p: Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
3p-5p: The New Cool
5p-6p: Jazz Caliente
6p-12m: All Blues
View the full KNKX schedule here: http://knkx.org/schedule/week