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July 2016


Chicago Jazz Festival Week

posted: July 28th, 2016

Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago More informat...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of July 25, 2016

posted: July 26th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new releases! Let’s check out new music from...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of July 18, 2016

posted: July 19th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new releases! Hey all – let’s check out so...
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Hyde Park Jazz Fest line-up announced!

posted: July 14th, 2016

The full schedule for the 2016 Hyde Park Jazz Festival has been released. This year's performing artists include: Dana Ha...
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WDCB hosts free Lakeside Pavilion concerts at MAC!

posted: July 12th, 2016

WDCB is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Music Series at The MAC!  All three concerts will be held at the Lakeside Pa...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of July 11, 2016

posted: July 11th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new releases! Hey everybody!  Let’s take a ...
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June 2016


Trumpeter Marquis Hill Ready to Show the World THE WAY WE PLAY

posted: June 15th, 2016

WDCB's Gary Zidek interviewed trumpeter Marquis Hill ahead of the release of his new album THE WAY WE PLAY   ...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of June 6, 2016

posted: June 7th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new releases, including one from a fantastic loca...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 30, 2016

posted: June 1st, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new releases! Hey everybody!  Let’s check o...
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May 2016


The Arts Section: WDCB's Gary Zidek Talks to Jazz Legend Wayne Shorter

posted: May 25th, 2016

WDCB's Gary Zidek caught up with saxophonist and composer extraordinaire Wayne Shorter.   Tune into The Arts S...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 23, 2016

posted: May 24th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new releases, including Dave Gordon’s newest wh...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 16, 2016

posted: May 17th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella checks out music from a young master, an old master and some gr...
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Complete 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival schedule released!

posted: May 9th, 2016

The full schedule for the 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival has been released. In addition to the previously announced headliners li...
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WDCB’s new 90.7FM signal in Chicago!

posted: May 4th, 2016

WDCB is proud to announce that we’ve now secured long term use of a radio signal at 90.7FM in Chicago. You’ll still be ab...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 2, 2016

posted: May 4th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella takes a look at three stellar new releases, including two from ...
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April 2016


Headliners announced for 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival!

posted: April 28th, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the headliners for the 38th A...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of April 25, 2016

posted: April 26th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new discs, including a fresh look at Ella...
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WDCB to broadcast three days of the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival!

posted: April 20th, 2016

For the third straight year, WDCB, 90.9FM and WDCB.org will bring Chicago listeners live coverage from three days of the ...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of April 11, 2016

posted: April 14th, 2016

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new discs that we’ve been featuring on ...
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Symphony Center Presents Jazz 2016/17 Season!

posted: April 12th, 2016

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is pleased to announce the 2016/17 Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series...
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New Bill Evans Release from Resonance Records

posted: April 10th, 2016

A new release is planned from the late pianist/composer Bill Evans which documents a previously unreleased recording se...
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Chicago Blues Festival 2016 – Full Lineup!

posted: April 5th, 2016

Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced the full lineup for the 33rd Annual Chicago B...
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March 2016


New Releases Spotlight: Week of March 28, 2016

posted: March 29th, 2016

Music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases that we’re playing on WDCB!   Jim Rotondi’s usually ...
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Pink Martini Continues to Shake and Stir

posted: March 24th, 2016

WDCB's Gary Zidek, host of The Arts Section, interviewed Pink Martini founder Thomas Lauderdale ahead of an upcoming sto...
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Donate to our Spring Pledge Drive to receive 'The Complete Ellington at Newport' 2-CD set!

posted: March 8th, 2016

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at The Complete Ellington at Newport – the expanded ...
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February 2016


The Arts Section: Willie Pickens Talks About His Nearly Six Decade Career

posted: February 16th, 2016

WDCB's Gary Zidek talked to pianist Willie Pickens on a recent edition of The Arts Section.     ...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of February 15, 2016

posted: February 15th, 2016

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases, something Latin, something with...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of February 8, 2016

posted: February 11th, 2016

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases, including one from Chicagoan Ca...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of February 1, 2016

posted: February 4th, 2016

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases!   Let's start off wi...
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City of Chicago announces 2016 Blues Festival headliners!

posted: February 2nd, 2016

Get ready to sing the blues…Chicago style, at the 33rd Ann...
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January 2016


New Releases Spotlight: Week of January 25, 2016

posted: January 25th, 2016

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases, including one from Cyrille Aime...
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WDCB’s 2015 “Host Favorites” from Blues, Folk & Americana

posted: January 14th, 2016

Along with our wide variety of jazz we present every day, WDCB also broadcasts blues, folk, & roots music! Below our WDCB hos...
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'DCB Jazz 2015 "Host Favorites"

posted: January 11th, 2016

Every year, WDCB presents new jazz recordings from hundreds of currently active artists, young and old. During 2015, plenty o...
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WDCB adds two programs in 2016!

posted: January 4th, 2016

First the bad news…  two of our favorite shows, “Riverwalk Jazz” (Saturday at 10am) and “Song Travels” (Tuesday at...
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December 2015


Tickets now on sale for WDCB's Valentine's Dinner/Dance & Fundraiser!

posted: December 17th, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for WDCB's Valentine's Dinner Dance & Fundraiser, Friday, February 12th at Drury Lane Oak...
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November 2015


Your WDCB donation will be MATCHED today and tomorrow!

posted: November 30th, 2015

This Friday and Saturday, WDCB is holding its annual “Food Drive-Pledge Drive” which simultaneously raises funds to s...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of November 30, 2015

posted: November 30th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new holiday jazz releases! Hey, Everyone! ...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of November 23, 2015

posted: November 24th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at three new releases, including the first-ever trio r...
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Jazz Night in America on WDCB
This week features Sabertooth at the Green Mill

posted: November 19th, 2015

In Chicago, one band holds down a midnight-to-5 a.m. gig on Saturday nights — or, technically, on Sunday mornings. It's...
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WDCB's Strayhorn Centennial Celebration

posted: November 18th, 2015

We hope you’ll join is for a very special event as we present our Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration on Fri, Novemb...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of November 16, 2015

posted: November 17th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella takes a look at music from a Chicagoan, a former Chicagoan, and thr...
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October 2015


New Releases Spotlight: Week of October 26, 2015

posted: October 26th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella checks out three albums from three vastly different parts of the ja...
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WDCB’s John Burnett to retire at the end of October!

posted: October 23rd, 2015

WDCB's long-time morning jazz host, John Burnett, best known to his listeners as "Your British-American Buddy" has an...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of October 19, 2015

posted: October 19th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella reviews an old disc that’s also a new disc, and two fantastic new...
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September 2015


Enter to win a trip to French Quarter Fest!

posted: September 25th, 2015

Win an unforgettable musical adventure, courtesy of WDCB! WDCB is giving away a trip to the 2016 French Quarter Festiv...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of September 21, 2015

posted: September 22nd, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella reviews three new releases currently airing on WDCB!   When ...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of September 14, 2015

posted: September 16th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella reviews two local new releases from Chicagoans, and a new gem from ...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of September 7, 2015

posted: September 7th, 2015

This week in The Music Lounge, music director Paul Abella reviews three new releases from two former Chicagoans – Dan Trude...
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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 ...
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August 2015


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...
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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...
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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 with ...
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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...
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July 2015


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...
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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....
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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 start i...
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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...
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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...
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June 2015


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 McFarland...
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FitzGerald's American Music Fest features 40 bands in four days

posted: June 29th, 2015

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from the Chicago Tribune "I like the way the dates lined up here," quipped Bill ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 2015


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...
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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 veteran pia...
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Get your sweet and savory fix at Long Grove Chocolate Fest

posted: May 15th, 2015

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Chicago Tribune Media Group For some people, seeing the word chocolate is e...
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Tower Chorale's Folk Fest gives classics a new spin

posted: May 12th, 2015

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Chicago Tribune Media Group What would Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Si...
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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...
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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 releases fr...
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April 2015


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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 get to them...
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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".     WDCB'...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ensures we keep bringi...
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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; Chi...
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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...
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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! ...
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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 on t...
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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...
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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, ECM ...
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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...
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Chicago Blues Festival to Celebrate Legacy of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon

posted: February 5th, 2015

    The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is ...
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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 First off, a great al...
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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...
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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 partnership...
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"MusicHeads" with Patricia Barber... "The Double Bass"

posted: January 28th, 2015

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s three-part series “MusicHeads,” recorded in the...
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Door County-style fish boil dinner comes to FitzGerald's in Berwyn

posted: January 27th, 2015

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Chicago Tribune Media Group Most Chicago residents are dreaming of warmer d...
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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 Cities Fi...
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"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 20th century brought ...
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"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,” recorded ...
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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 First off...
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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...
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"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, Marker g...
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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 DCB ...
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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...
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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 Generation."...
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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… ...
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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 specials you ...
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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 David Hazelt...
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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 in th...
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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 singers to t...
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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 drummers ...
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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 roots. ...
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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 with so...
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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.  The f...
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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’s ...
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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 wanted...
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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...
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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.  Jason Moran...
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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 great new...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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… T...
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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 ope...
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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… Sea...
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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 Revival...
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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 Chestnut – M...
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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 First u...
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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 in ...
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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 making ...
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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's...
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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’ve ...
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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...
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Dave Specter On His New Album "Message In Blue"

posted: June 10th, 2014

Scott Hammer, host of Hambone's Blues Party, recently talked to Chicago guitarist Dave Specter about his new album "Messa...
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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...
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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. ...
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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 throw at ...
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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 making ...
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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 couple ...
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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...
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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-media celebratio...
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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 Festival.  W...
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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.   Ab...
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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...
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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 John ...
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The Arts Section 04/06/14

posted: April 6th, 2014

This Sunday on The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek talked to Madeleine Peyroux. The popular vocalist was in the Chicago-area a...
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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 contains we...
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March 2014


The Arts Section 03/30/14

posted: March 30th, 2014

On this edition of The Arts Section, Chicago drummer Ted Sirota stops by to talk about his new project "Ted Sirota's Heav...
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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 just ov...
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The Arts Section 03/23/14

posted: March 24th, 2014

This past Sunday on The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek got an up close look inside Tailwinds Distilling. The Plainfield-based ...
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June 2013


'Big Bill' among the ShedFest lineup

posted: June 27th, 2013

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Sun-Times Media Big Bill Morganfield, son of late great blues musician McKi...
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FitzGerald's to sizzle with four-day music fest

posted: June 27th, 2013

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Sun-Times Media "It will be musical fireworks from start to end," gushed Bi...
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Gordon Lightfoot returns to the 'Carefree Highway'

posted: June 19th, 2013

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Sun-Times Media Gordon Lightfoot wasn't always an international music l...
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April 2013


Bluegrass artist returns to her roots

posted: April 10th, 2013

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Sun-Times Media Renowned songwriter and musician Kathy Kallick has been des...
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May 2012


Claudia Schmidt sings in ‘open-hearted’ key

posted: May 1st, 2012

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Sun-Times Media Claudia Schmidt has been lighting up rooms for decades. Thi...
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April 2012


Marty Stuart performs in River Forest

posted: April 17th, 2012

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Sun-Times Media At age 53, Marty Stuart is a “young” legend. But he’s...
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Edwards shines on with solar-powered career

posted: April 17th, 2012

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Sun-Times Media He brought us “Sunshine” four decades ago, a watershed ...
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April 2011


Caroline Kennedy opens up with new book of poems

posted: April 19th, 2011

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Sun Times Media Caroline Kennedy’s She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journ...
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Maxwell going for more melodic, more mature jazz

posted: April 14th, 2011

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Pioneer Press Shawn Maxwell is firmly establishing himself on the jazz scen...
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March 2011


Rose's musical career is starting to bloom

posted: March 24th, 2011

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Pioneer Press Haroula Rose, a Chicago native and formerly of Lincolnwood, k...
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Larkin, Curley celebrate singer-songwriter mode

posted: March 24th, 2011

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Pioneer Press "I'm a singer and a songwriter, so went back to acoustic ...
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January 2011


Himmelman brings his eclectic show to SPACE

posted: January 12th, 2011

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Pioneer Press He knows it's cold here and is shopping for warm gloves. ...
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April 2010


Feldman puts spotlight on kindness

posted: April 15th, 2010

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Pioneer Press Hilary Ann Feldman has always striven to be a kind person, st...
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September 2009


Peggy Seeger turning out for Fox Valley Folk Fest

posted: September 4th, 2009

by Lilli Kuzma; reprinted with permission from Pioneer Press 33rd Annual Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival Sun...
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