We present Wichita’s only full-time over-the-air jazz station using HD Radio technology. This same endless stream is heard on apps like iHeart Media, TuneIn, Online Radio Box, SimpleRadio, Spotify, Radio.net, etc, as well as our built-player below. Not all apps are capable of showing the artist and title information, so listen at WichitaJazz.com whenever possible!
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Radio Kansas plays Jazz on FM, too!
Jazz has a long history on public radio, and we’re glad to bring you several great shows for fans of jazz and blues! Saturday evening kicks off early with Leslie Keros bringing you her unique take with All That Jazz at 7, Greg Weis then hosts Straight Ahead Jazz– from our deep library starting at 8.
Of course, we’re most famous with the Wichita and central Kansas jazz community for the extraordinary dedication we show with our 24-hour stream!
Those with special HD Radios in the Wichita market can also listen over-the-air 24 hours per day! Click here for more info!
Jana Lee Ross
Producer/Host, All That Jazz, Saturdays at 7
Jana Lee Ross is a lifelong pianist and vocalist with a repertoire that blurs the lines between classical music and jazz. Unifying these two art forms is the overall arch of her career as a performer, composer, and broadcaster. Jana Lee worked her way up from the long dark jazz night of the graveyard shift disc jockey as host of Jazz Beyond Midnight to become Director of Music for Classical 88.7 KCME in Colorado Springs. Capping off her 20‐year stay at KCME, she steered the launch of KCME’s sister station, Jazz 93.5, while still wearing her classical hat. Jana Lee has produced the weekly programs Ladies Who Lunch, which highlights the accomplishments of women in classical music, and The Bridge, which explored music and musicians that cross the bridge between classical music and jazz. Always up for a little retro fun, her nightly Bachelor Pad Cocktail Hour was a listener favorite.
In addition to her broadcasting work, Jana Lee Ross has a thriving performance career. She is in demand as a pianist and vocalist, incorporating Bach, BeBop, Bill Evans, and David Bowie into her personalized sound. She works regularly throughout Colorado as a sideman, accompanist, and music director. Between gigs as a honky‐tonk barroom groover and five‐star‐resort ivory‐tickler, she leads her own “punk jazz” combo, Jana Lee and the Powers That Be.
At the heart of Jana Lee’s love of jazz is a fascination with how this art form reveals the players’ musical lineage and expresses the individual’s soul. Respect for the past, an eye toward the future, and playing rooted firmly in the present moment ‐‐ that is her favorite sound.
Producer/Host, Straight Ahead Jazz, Saturdays at 8
Greg is a composer, arranger, trumpet player, and music educator from St. Louis, Missouri. Upon completing his Bachelor’s in Jazz Performance at Missouri State University, Greg completed his Master’s in Jazz Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. He served as a graduate teaching assistant for the jazz department and taught trumpet lessons, composition and arranging lessons, music theory, and large and small jazz ensembles.
As a student at UNC, Greg had the pleasure of studying jazz trumpet with former Buddy Rich Big Band member and current member of the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Greg Gisbert. In addition, he studied jazz composition with David Caffey and Drew Zaremba and film scoring with Ludek Drizhal. He is currently writing his dissertation for his Doctor of Arts in Music – Jazz Studies with a secondary emphasis in Digital Media Composition.
As a composer, Greg has won several prestigious awards, including multiple Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards, an ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, two ASMAC Bill Conti Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition awards, and he was selected for the 2018 Jazz Education Network Young Composer Showcase. In 2019, Greg received the Grand Prize in the jazz division for the New York Youth Symphony First Music Commissions. His works have been performed by the United States Air Force Airmen of Note, Dave Pietro, Antonio Hart, Paul McKee, Clay Jenkins, Randy Brecker, the MSU Jazz Studies Ensemble, the Utah Valley University Jazz Band, and the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Ensemble II. In 2017, Greg recorded his first album as a composer and founding member of the All Angles Orchestra.
Greg also has a passion for film scoring and was selected in the summer of 2021 to work with some of the world’s best film and video game score composers in the Screen Music Program through the Conservatory of Milan. Finally, Greg is proud of his administrative work as the Registration Coordinator for the 2018 and 2019 UNC-Greeley Jazz Festival, which serves over 250 college, high school, and middle school big bands, combos, and vocal jazz groups from across the country.