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The Music Lounge - General


April 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

"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...


"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...



December 2014

WDCB announces special NYE programming!

posted: December 23rd, 2014

WDCB is pleased to announce its New Year’s Eve line-up! On Wed. Dec. 31, WDCB will broadcast its normally scheduled ...Continue Reading...


WDCB Faves: Top Five Jazz Discs in 2014

posted: December 22nd, 2014

Hey everyone! As we wrap up 2014, a few of us jazz DJs at WDCB took a fond look back at the multitude of jazz releases thi ...Continue Reading...


WDCB to add former XM host's “Jammin’ Jazz” show to weekly lineup!

posted: December 16th, 2014

WDCB is pleased to announce the addition of an exciting new weekly program, "Jammin' Jazz - Jazz for the New Generat ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of December 15, 2014

posted: December 15th, 2014

This week in the Music Lounge, we profile three holiday discs that we’re playing on WDCB over the next couple of weeks& ...Continue Reading...


WDCB presents special holiday programming in December!

posted: December 12th, 2014

As is our tradition, you’ll hear music of the season woven into our shows throughout the month.  And we have speci ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of December 8, 2014

posted: December 8th, 2014

Hey everyone, we’re back with another installment of New Releases in the Music Lounge.  This week, we look at Davi ...Continue Reading...


College of DuPage hosts end-of-semester performances for student and community jazz ensembles!

posted: December 3rd, 2014

College of DuPage’s various student and community jazz ensembles invite you to their end-of-semester performances i ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of December 1, 2014

posted: December 1st, 2014

Happy December!  This week in the new releases section of the Music Lounge, we’ve got a couple of great local sing ...Continue Reading...



November 2014

New Releases Spotlight: Week of November 24, 2014

posted: November 24th, 2014

We’re back with another installment of New Releases in the Music Lounge, and this week, we’ve got two legendary d ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of November 17, 2014

posted: November 17th, 2014

This week in the Music Lounge, we’ll take a look at three breathtakingly fantastic releases with some deep Chicago root ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of November 3, 2014

posted: November 3rd, 2014

This week in the Music Lounge, let’s focus on a few singers with some great new disc out in the past few weeks, two wit ...Continue Reading...



October 2014

The Arts Section: Cyrille Aimee Talks About Her New Album, Favorite Chicago Venue

posted: October 28th, 2014

Gary Zidek, host of The Arts Section, caught up with Cyrille Aimee while she was in Chicago for a recent performance.  T ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of October 27, 2014

posted: October 27th, 2014

This week in the WDCB Music Lounge, we’ve got a couple of great new local releases and the latest from one of New York& ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of October 20, 2014

posted: October 20th, 2014

This week in the Music Lounge, three of the albums you’ll be hearing this week on WDCB! Before I start, though, I wa ...Continue Reading...


The Arts Section: Keep On Keepin' On Profiles Clark Terry

posted: October 20th, 2014

WDCB's Gary Zidek talked to Alan Hicks about his new documentary, Keep On Keepin' On. The film captures jazz great Cl ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of October 6, 2014

posted: October 6th, 2014

This week in the Music Lounge, let’s take a look at three new releases that have some thematic common ground.  Jas ...Continue Reading...



September 2014

New Releases Spotlight: Week of September 29, 2014

posted: September 29th, 2014

In the Music Lounge this week, we’ve got some great new releases that we’re playing on the air, and a couple of g ...Continue Reading...


Donate as an "Early Bird" to our Fall Pledge Drive, and receive a special thank you gift CD!

posted: September 26th, 2014

We have a goal of $150,000 to reach during our Fall Pledge Drive. Your pre-drive contribution will give us a head start on hi ...Continue Reading...


Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic kicks off 10th anniversary season at Hyde Park Jazz Festival!

posted: September 15th, 2014

(Chicago Tribune article by Howard Reich; photo credit Antonio Perez) More than a decade ago, Chicago trumpeter Orbert ...Continue Reading...



August 2014

WDCB’s “Jazz Fest Week” live broadcasts kick off tonight!

posted: August 25th, 2014

WDCB 90.9FM and Maxwell Drums present six live radio broadcasts from the PianoForte Studios in Chicago and the Chicago Cu ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of August 25, 2014

posted: August 25th, 2014

This week in the Music Lounge, we’re looking at some fantastic new releases, including one that is ever so relevant&hel ...Continue Reading...


WDCB announces live radio broadcast of 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival from Chicago Cultural Center on Thursday, August 28!

posted: August 20th, 2014

Chicago’s jazz radio station, WDCB 90.9FM, will broadcast two jazz performances from the Chicago Cultural Center on the ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of August 18, 2014

posted: August 18th, 2014

In this week’s edition of new releases in the Music Lounge, we’ve got some great music from bands big and small&h ...Continue Reading...


The Arts Section:Blues Before Sunrise Host Steve Cushing Talks About His New Book

posted: August 6th, 2014

WDCB's Dan Bindert talks to Blues Before Sunrise host Steve Cushing about his new book “Pioneers of the Blues Reviv ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of August 4, 2014

posted: August 4th, 2014

This week, we’ve got some outstanding new releases that you’ll be hearing more of here on WDCB… Cyrus C ...Continue Reading...



July 2014

New Releases Spotlight: Week of July 21, 2014

posted: July 22nd, 2014

This week in the music lounge, we’ve got three really great discs to talk about… Joshua Redman - Trios Live ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of July 14, 2014

posted: July 15th, 2014

This week in the music lounge, we’re going to stay close to home and check out three great new releases from right here ...Continue Reading...



June 2014

New Releases Spotlight: Week of June 23, 2014

posted: June 24th, 2014

This week in the new releases section of The Music Lounge, we’re going to be taking a look at some new CDs that are mak ...Continue Reading...


It's All Good For DownBeat Award Winner

posted: June 20th, 2014

Alyssa Allgood won Downbeat Magazine’s 2014 National Student Music Award for Best Collegiate Jazz vocal soloist. WDCB&# ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of June 16, 2014

posted: June 17th, 2014

This week in the music lounge, we’re going to take a look at a couple of vocalists and a fantastic organ trio that we&r ...Continue Reading...


Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz Celebrates its 10th Year at Millenium Park

posted: June 11th, 2014

The Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series at Millennium Park will celebrate 10 years this summer with a diverse program fe ...Continue Reading...



May 2014

The June eNewsletter is out!

posted: May 29th, 2014

WDCB's monthly electronic newsletter - The eCuetone - has been sent. Have you received yours? Every issue contains weekly ...Continue Reading...


Jazz Occurrence Mixes Art and Jazz

posted: May 29th, 2014

WDCB's Gary Zidek got an up-close look at a new jazz-inspired art exhibit and opening night live painting performance. ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 19, 2014

posted: May 20th, 2014

In this week’s edition of New Releases from the Music Lounge at WDCB.ORG, we’ve got a lot of great new music to t ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 12, 2014

posted: May 13th, 2014

This week in the new releases section of The Music Lounge, we’re going to be taking a look at some new CDs that are mak ...Continue Reading...


New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 5, 2014

posted: May 6th, 2014

This is our first in an ongoing series profiling new releases that you will hear on 90.9FM!  This edition includes a cou ...Continue Reading...


The Arts Section: Two Chicagoans To Be Inducted Into Blues HOF

posted: May 5th, 2014

If missed this The Arts Section this past Sunday, WDCB's Leslie Keros profiles two Chicago-based blues icons as they prep ...Continue Reading...



April 2014

The Arts Section: CIMMFest Growing in Size and Popularity

posted: April 27th, 2014

The sixth Chicago International Movies and Music Festival will kick-off Thursday, May1.  The annual mixed-medi ...Continue Reading...


WDCB to broadcast select acts from 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest

posted: April 23rd, 2014

90.9fm WDCB Chicago Jazz & Blues will broadcast live music from this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festi ...Continue Reading...


The Arts Section: Some Music Fans Are Turning to Vinyl

posted: April 20th, 2014

This Sunday on The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek took a closer look at the growing popularity of vinyl records.  ...Continue Reading...


WDCB Celebrates International Jazz Day!

posted: April 17th, 2014

WDCB will be celebrating International Jazz Day on Wednesday, April 30th by presenting the following events throughout th ...Continue Reading...


John Coltrane - "Offering: Live At Temple University" 1966 Concert To Be Released In Full For First Time Ever!

posted: April 7th, 2014

Resonance Records and UME are proud to present Offering: Live At Temple University, documenting a legendary concert by J ...Continue Reading...


The April eNewsletter is out!

posted: April 1st, 2014

WDCB's monthly electronic newsletter - The eCuetone - has been sent.  Have you received yours?  Every issue con ...Continue Reading...



March 2014

WDCB's Spring Pledge Drive - THANK YOU!

posted: March 27th, 2014

Thanks to the more than 1,200 of you who contributed during WDCB’s Spring Pledge Drive!  With your help, we raised ...Continue Reading...


 
 
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