Kirkwood Jazz Concert March 7
Commons Collective from UNI also to Perform
Kirkwood's Jazz Combos...directed by Al Naylor...take to the stage in Ballantyne Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests for this concert will be Commons Collective. Composed of UNI music students, four of the five members of Commons Collective were standout musicians at Kennedy, Linn Mar, Xavier, and Washington while in high school in Cedar Rapids. The group will also perform at the Iowa City Jazz Festival and Jazz Under The Stars this summer. The Kirkwood concert is free to Kirkwood students, faculty and staff with their Eagle Cards. General admission tickets are $10 adults...$5 non-Kirkwood students and seniors. Call 319-398-5899 x4331 for ticket reservations. Tickets also available at the door.
First Friday Jazz March 7
KCCK Will Broadcast Live from the Opus Concert Cafe
The Opus Concert Cafe, located next to the Paramount Theatre in downtown Cedar Rapids,
continues its jazz series March 7 with the Eric Thompson Happy Time Band.
The First Friday Jazz Series features an eclectic mix of jazz, Latin and contemporary music the first Friday of every month.
Doors at Opus open at 4:30 p.m. with live music from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $12.
If you can't be there in person, the first set of each performance of the series is broadcast live on KCCK.
Click here to watch a live stream of the concert.
The Opus Concert Cafe is operated by Orchestra Iowa.
Taste of Jazz Under the Stars April 25
Line-Up for August Concerts to be Revealed
KCCK, First Avenue Wine House and the future chefs of Kirkwood's Culinary Arts Department will collaborate for a night of wine, food and music Friday, April 25, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center at 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW. The Culinary Arts students will cook and serve selections accompanied by a selection of wines hand-picked to complement each dish. The lineup for that year's Jazz Under The Stars will also be revealed. Live music will be provided by the Cedar City Stompers. Proceeds go to support Jazz Under The Stars. Tickets are $45. To make a reservation, call Kim at 319-398-5446 or email email@example.com. Or you can purchase tickets on-line through the KCCK Store.
KCCK Updates IOS App
New Look and Improved Functionality
KCCK's app for IOS devices has been updated with a very cool new look. When you load the app, you'll see some rotating screens featuring KCCK's signature events like Jazz Under The Stars and the Iowa City Jazz Festival. The screen is now optimized for the iPhone 5/5s, but looks good with previous phones as well. You can choose between both our program streams, KCCK and The Iowa Channel, from within the app -- no need any longer to download a separate Iowa Channel App. Title, artist, and album art of what's currently playing display on the lower portion of the screen. KCCK's IOS app is primarily for mobile listening on your phone, but can also be used on the iPad. Android users: We haven't forgotten you! A refresh of the Android app is in process. Click here for more information. Download the new version in the iTunes App Store.
Kennedy Student Wins CD Cover Contest
Corridor Jazz Project CD Release Concert Set for March 31
Kelsey Bills, a junior at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School, has been chosen as the winner of the Corridor Jazz Project CD Cover design. Bills will receive a $100 cash prize from KCCK and her design will adorn the cover of the "The Corridor Jazz Project VII" -- a compilation of recordings from the top jazz bands from Jefferson, Kennedy, Prairie, Xavier and Washington High Schools in Cedar Rapids; Linn Mar and Marion in Marion; City and West High Schools in Iowa City; Solon High School and Lisbon High School. The Corridor Jazz Project CDs, along with tickets for the CD Release Concert March 31 at Iowa City West High School, will go on sale February 15. Tickets are $10 and will also be available at the door. Bills' original piece and those receiving Honorable Mention will all be exhibited during the March 31 concert.
Top 88 of 2013
The Dave Douglas Quintet's"Time Travel" CD was the most-played on KCCK during 2013. Kyle Eastwood's "The View From Here" was the second most-popular on our airwaves. Ken Peplowski's "Maybe September" came in third. Tierney Sutton's "After Blue" was Number-88. You can purchase all 88 CDs through Amazon.com and a portion of your purchase will go to support KCCK. Just click on (Purchase) next to the title of each CD. Click here to see the entire list.
KCCK Producers Choose Top 10s of 2013
KCCK's music producers have each chosen their 10 favorite jazz, smooth jazz and blues releases from 2013. Their top choices range from Enrico Rava to Dave Bennett, Anat Cohen to George Duke and Dave Koz as well as Tommy Flanagan and Jaki Byard. Click here to see their choices.
Shop in the KCCK On-Line Store
Proceeds Help Support ProgrammingSupport KCCK by purchasing great jazz music or merchandise in our online store. Purchase CDs -- including the latest Corridor Jazz Project CD -- Got Jazz? T-shirts (modeled at left by jazz saxaphonist Anat Cohen) in both men's and women's styles, coffee mugs and much more. You can also purchase tickets for various KCCK events. There's something for every jazz lover. All proceeds from on-line store sales go to support KCCK. Click here to browse through the KCCK Store's inventory.
Donate Your Used Car to KCCK
Receive a deduction on your tax return
Thinking about selling your car, boat, motorcycle, truck, or other vehicle? Donate it to KCCK instead! Take part in our Vehicle Donation Program and support the radio programs you love on KCCK and receive a tax deduction when you itemize your return. Click here for more information.
KCCK Wins IBNA Award
Clean Up Your Act CitedKCCK's Clean Up Your Act took first place in the Iowa Broadcast News Association's 2012 News Awards Contest in the In-Depth/Series category for expanded reports or series that provide background and understanding of a specific news event or issue. The award was announced at IBNA's 2013 convention in Johnston April 13. Produced by George Dorman since 1991, Clean Up Your Act highlights the need for energy conservation and other environmental issues. It airs weekdays at 6:35 a.m. and 3:35 p.m. Saturday at 9:20 a.m. and Sunday at 8:20 a.m. It's the second year in a row that Clean Up Your Act has been honored with this award. Listen to Clean Up Your Act podcasts. IBNA is a non-profit corporation of radio-TV news directors, reporters, producers, public relations professionals and others from Iowa and its adjacent states.
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