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The Music Lounge - 2015


September

New Releases Spotlight: Week of August 31, 2015

posted: September 1st, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella reviews three new discs released just in time for the Chicago Jazz ...Continue Reading...



August

New Releases Spotlight: Week of August 24, 2015

posted: August 25th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella reviews new releases from trombonist Nick Finzer, as well as pianis ...Continue Reading...


WDCB Celebrates Chicago Jazz Festival Week

posted: August 25th, 2015

For 2015 Jazz Fest Week, WDCB has put together a number of great activities to keep you fully-immersed in the jazz experience ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of August 10, 2015

posted: August 10th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella reviews three new and exciting releases. Let’s start off w ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of August 3, 2015

posted: August 5th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella talks about three cool releases from some veterans of the jazz scen ...Continue Reading...



July

New Releases Spotlight: Week of July 27, 2015

posted: July 27th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella talks about three fantastic releases: Terrell Stafford paying tribu ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of July 20, 2015

posted: July 22nd, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases from veterans of the jazz scene. ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of July 13, 2015

posted: July 13th, 2015

Hey all – This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at two new releases: Let’s ...Continue Reading...


Chicago Jazz Festival: Free Neighborhood Nights Series

posted: July 9th, 2015

The Chicago Jazz Festival, one of the most acclaimed and richly curated jazz festivals in the U.S., will be presenting perfor ...Continue Reading...


MCA's New Exhibit Explores AACM's Influence On Contemporary Art & Culture

posted: July 6th, 2015

WDCB's Gary Zidek previews the Museum of Contemporary Art's upcoming exhibit, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in A ...Continue Reading...



June

New Releases Spotlight: Week of June 29, 2015

posted: June 29th, 2015

Hey all – This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at music from the pen of Gary McFar ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of June 22, 2015

posted: June 22nd, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at new music from a fantastic pianist, an up-and-comin ...Continue Reading...


Jazz Night in America's Christian McBride wins JJA Award

posted: June 17th, 2015

Congrats to Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America, produced by public radio station WBGO, on winning the Jazz Jour ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of June 15, 2015

posted: June 17th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases: Former Chicago bassist Lorin ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of June 1, 2015

posted: June 1st, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at new releases from a current Chicagoan, a former Chi ...Continue Reading...



May

Oscar Brown Jr honored with street naming ceremony in Hyde Park

posted: May 20th, 2015

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, starting at 10:00 A.M., there will be a street naming ceremony and tribute to Oscar Brown, Jr. at& ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 18, 2015

posted: May 18th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at new releases from three pianists… two vetera ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 11, 2015

posted: May 12th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at new releases from Chicago jazz pianist/composer/imp ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 4, 2015

posted: May 4th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, it’s an organ lover’s dream, as music director Paul Abella takes a look at new rel ...Continue Reading...



April

New Releases Spotlight: Week of April 27, 2015

posted: April 27th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new recordings, two from excellent bass playe ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of April 20, 2015

posted: April 22nd, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases: First off, guitarist Russell ...Continue Reading...


WDCB to broadcast three days of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival!

posted: April 17th, 2015

For the second straight year, WDCB, 90.9FM and WDCB.org will carry live coverage from three days of the 2015 New Orleans ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of April 13, 2015

posted: April 17th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three of the new releases… so let’s ge ...Continue Reading...


Chicago Vocalist Keri Johnsrud Talks About Her New Album

posted: April 15th, 2015

WDCB's Gary Zidek talked to Keri Johnsrud about her new album "This Side of Morning".   &nbs ...Continue Reading...



March

New Releases Spotlight: Week of March 30, 2015

posted: March 31st, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three of the new releases hitting your ears this we ...Continue Reading...


Music Programmer Extraordinaire Mike Reed Discusses This Year's Chicago Jazz Festival

posted: March 25th, 2015

Gary Zidek met Mike Reed at Constellation to talk about this summer's Chicago Jazz Fest. Tune into The Arts Sectio ...Continue Reading...


Buddy Guy to Headline the Chicago Blues Festival

posted: March 24th, 2015

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announces the headliners for the 32nd Annual Chicago Blues Fest ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of March 23, 2015

posted: March 24th, 2015

First…   a big THANK YOU to all for supporting WDCB during our Spring Pledge Drive!  Your support ensur ...Continue Reading...


Chicago Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Dates & Headliners

posted: March 17th, 2015

Chicago Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Dates & Headliners: AACM at 50: The Muhal Richard Abrams' Experimental Band; ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of March 09, 2015

posted: March 9th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at recent recordings from Jacky Terrasson, Allan Harri ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of March 02, 2015

posted: March 2nd, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three local releases that you can hear on WDCB! ...Continue Reading...



February

New Releases Spotlight: Week of February 23, 2015

posted: February 23rd, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, let’s take a look at some phenomenal music being made by three relatively young masters ...Continue Reading...


Introducing the 2015 Luminarts Fellows in Jazz

posted: February 19th, 2015

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation named five young jazz musicians as Luminarts Fellows during its annual jazz improvisation c ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of February 16, 2015

posted: February 16th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella features new music from three legends of Jazz… First off, ...Continue Reading...


The Arts Section: Gregory Porter Talks About His Musical Influences and His Favorite Chicago Memory

posted: February 10th, 2015

WDCB's Gary Zidek, host of The Arts Section, recently talked to Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter. Greg ...Continue Reading...


Chicago Blues Festival to Celebrate Legacy of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon

posted: February 5th, 2015

    The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Ev ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of February 2, 2015

posted: February 2nd, 2015

Let’s see what we’re hearing this week in The Music Lounge…   Charles McPherson - The Journey Firs ...Continue Reading...



January

"The Rebirth of the Third Stream" WDCB Live Broadcast from PianoForte Chicago!

posted: January 29th, 2015

WDCB's next live broadcast from PianoForte Chicago is coming up on Wednesday, February 4th at 6pm. Barry Winograd will ho ...Continue Reading...


Jazz Institute of Chicago rolls out 18th JazzCity season!

posted: January 29th, 2015

The Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Park District have built one of the city’s strongest cultural partner ...Continue Reading...


"MusicHeads" with Patricia Barber... "The Double Bass"

posted: January 28th, 2015

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s three-part series “MusicHeads,” rec ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of January 26, 2015

posted: January 26th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, we've got some fantastic music to tell you about… Chris Potter - Imaginary Citie ...Continue Reading...


"MusicHeads" with Patricia Barber... "Piano As Percussion"

posted: January 21st, 2015

This week’s show - “Piano as Percussion” - deals with the changes that “Modernism” in the 2 ...Continue Reading...


Bruce Oscar Will Perform at The Jazz Showcase

posted: January 19th, 2015

Sunday on The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek talk to WDCB's own Bruce Oscar.   ...Continue Reading...


"MusicHeads" with Patricia Barber... "What is Swing?"

posted: January 14th, 2015

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s new three-part series  “MusicHeads,& ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of January 12, 2015

posted: January 12th, 2015

This week in the Music Lounge, we have three outstanding new discs to tell you about… Bob Lark - Sweet Return Firs ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of January 5, 2015

posted: January 5th, 2015

The first couple weeks in the new year is a perfect time to catch up on the last few releases of the previous year, and maybe ...Continue Reading...


"Blues Time with Tom Marker" debuts on WDCB!

posted: January 3rd, 2015

WDCB announces our new blues show "Blues Time with Tom Marker!" heard every Saturday night from 7 to 9pm. Each week ...Continue Reading...


 
 
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