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About the Show: Jazz with David Basse
You are invited to experience David Basse’s unique blend of jazz and related music on his new syndicated radio show, Jazz with David Basse. The show features latest releases and the occasional sound clip from well-known or up-and-coming artists, plus the most complete history of American music available on radio.
David’s rhythmic vocal style complements the music and enhances the listening experience as he shares stories from his vast knowledge of the genre. Join us nightly for great music on Jazz with David Basse.
About the Host: David Basse
More than a vocalist, David Basse’s voice has come to represent the jazz and blues of Kansas City. Jazz with David Basse on KPR gives you the rest of the story.
David has hosted The Jazz Scene on Kansas Public Radio since 2001. In 2010, he joined the cast of 12th Street Jump. His latest venture is the syndicated radio show: Jazz with David Basse. For the past 20 years, David Basse has been at the forefront of the music scene in Kansas City, taking the torch from such legends as KC Jazz pioneers Charlie Parker, Count Basie and Jay McShann.
David’s singing has been compared to Mel Torme, Jon Hendricks and Al Jarreau. Other reviewers hear elements of Ray Charles and Dr. John. Whatever listeners hear, they respond enthusiastically.
David and his band, The City Light Orchestra, have been featured on “Wolf Trap and All That Jazz” and also played at the 1997 Inaugural Gala for President Clinton. If you have tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs, you can often hear David’s rendition of “Strike When the Iron Is Hot” used to fire up the crowds.
David came to radio in 1999, stepping behind the microphone for KKFI-FM in Kansas City. When Kansas Public Radio was looking for a host to take over The Jazz Scene, David’s insight and background made him a natural choice.
David has won a Kansas Association of Broadcasters award and KPR’s jazz department won an award from JAZZWEEK, “Best Jazz Station - Small Market.”