KJHK, KPR to celebrate local music, film, radio during Jazz in the Evening

LAWRENCE – KJHK, the University of Kansas’ student-run radio station, and Kansas Public Radio, northeast Kansas’ source for National Public Radio and other local programming, invite listeners to an evening celebrating jazz.

Jazz in the Evening logo with illustrated saxophone player

Join the staff of both stations at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Kansas Union for music, a film screening and refreshments.

“Jazz in the Evening” will feature a variety of performers celebrating the genre of jazz, with a special highlight on local musician America Patton. Patton and his jazz group are the featured musicians of the evening, with an opening act composed of KU School of Music jazz students.

Patton is also the subject of a local documentary film, directed by Backer Hamada and Brandon Luck, which shines a light on Patton’s charitable work done in the redlined Kansas City community of Quindaro and his efforts to celebrate the area through music. The 13-minute film will premiere following Patton’s performance and will conclude with a Q&A moderated by KPR’s Kaye McIntyre.

This event is free and open to the public, and guests are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the evening’s activities.

Green Lady Lounge, Ken and Sallie Goertz, the Kansas Union and KU Dining are the event sponsors.

KJHK broadcasts at 90.7 FM in Lawrence and online at kjhk.org. Students interested in joining the station’s staff may visit KJHK’s website to learn more.

KPR, a 22-time winner of the KAB’s Station of the Year, licensed to KU, broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM (KPR2) in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM (KPR2) in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online at its website, and KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.

Thu, 02/08/2024


Emily Fisher

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Emily Fisher

Kansas Public Radio