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Music Lounge - 2017


August


WDCB Live Broadcasts from 39th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival

August 15th, 2017

For the first time since 2001, radio listeners across Chicagoland will hear live coverage from the main stage of the Chic...
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WDCB to present two Jazz Fest Week concerts at PianoForte, broadcast live on WDCB!

August 10th, 2017

For the fourth straight year, WDCB will broadcast concerts from the PianoForte Studios in Chicago as part of WDCB’s week of...
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July


WDCB and Jazz Night in America present Mike Reed's Flesh & Bone

July 19th, 2017

This concert will be recorded and later broadcast on NPR's Jazz Night in America on WDCB, and across the country! A post-...
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WDCB hosts free Lakeside Pavilion concerts at MAC!

July 18th, 2017

WDCB is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Music Series at The MAC!  All three concerts will be held at the Lakeside Pa...
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Chicago Jazz Festival Festival 2017 - Full Lineup!

July 13th, 2017

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the full lineup of performan...
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Join WDCB at Jazz Up Glen Ellyn!

July 6th, 2017

The second annual Jazz Up Glen Ellyn outdoor jazz fest features a ton of jazz, for free! Innovations Stage 2:00-2...
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June


Hyde Park Jazz Fest line-up announced!

June 27th, 2017

The 2017 Hyde Park Jazz Festival will celebrate the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk with four special programs: a so...
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Memphis Soul Legend Headlines Bluesfest

June 8th, 2017

written by Bill Dahl It’s been quite a year for William Bell. The legendary Memphis-born soul singer has been red-hot...
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Chicago Dedicates Muddy Waters Mural

June 8th, 2017

WDCB's Gary Zidek talks to Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly about Muddy ...
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Chicago Blues Fest: Top Twelve Picks!

June 6th, 2017

With five stages featuring some six dozen acts, the Chicago Blues Festival can feel like a marathon for the uninitiated. ...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of June 5, 2017

June 5th, 2017

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new discs being played on WDCB!   And as a...
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May


New Releases Spotlight: Week of May 15, 2017

May 16th, 2017

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new discs being played on WDCB!   Let’s ...
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April


We're adding a new program ‘Sunday Jazz with Dee Alexander’!

April 25th, 2017

As part of its 40th Anniversary celebration, WDCB is partnering with the WFMT Radio Network to add an exciting new jazz progr...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of April 24, 2017

April 25th, 2017

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella takes you through three new discs being played on WDCB!   ...
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The 39th annual Chicago Jazz Festival announces centennial celebrations for Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dizzy Gillespie

April 21st, 2017

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the headlining performers fo...
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Symphony Center Presents Jazz 2017/18 Season!

April 18th, 2017

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) announces the 2017/18 Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz series progra...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of April 10, 2017

April 11th, 2017

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new discs being played on WDCB!   Hey, Eve...
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JJA names 2017 Jazz Heroes, including Chicagoan Tomeka Reid!

April 5th, 2017

When the Jazz Journalists Association named its 2017 Jazz Heroes this week, Chicago was represented by cellist/composer T...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of April 3, 2017

April 4th, 2017

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new discs, all from the Midwest!   So, thi...
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Blues Legend Lonnie Brooks: December 18, 1933 - April 1, 2017

April 3rd, 2017

Grammy-nominated Chicago blues icon Lonnie Brooks, whose music Rolling Stone called, "witty, soulful and ferociously energeti...
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March


Chicago Blues Festival 2017 - Full Lineup!

March 28th, 2017

The City of Chicago is pleased to announce the full lineup of the 34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival happening June 9–1...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of March 27, 2017

March 28th, 2017

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new discs!   I’m back!  Let’s take a ...
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Contribute Today and automatically be entered into our giveaway for a trip-for-two to the Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival!

March 16th, 2017

EVERYONE who contributes today by 11:59pm on Thursday, March 16 will be entered into our drawing for a trip-for-two to the Kn...
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Jazz Giant Gary Burton Retiring

March 13th, 2017

WDCB's Gary Zidek talked to vibraphonist Gary Burton on The Arts Section in the winter of 2016 about his nearly six deca...
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February


New Releases Spotlight: Week of February 6, 2017

February 7th, 2017

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new discs!   Hey everyone, I’m back with...
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January


Branford Marsalis On New Album, Music Business and Almost Getting Into a Fight at Wrigley Field

January 27th, 2017

WDCB's Gary Zidek caught up with saxophonist Branford Marsalis ...
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New Releases Spotlight: Week of January 23, 2017

January 23rd, 2017

This week in the Music Lounge, our music director Paul Abella reviews three new discs! Hey everyone!  Let’s take a look...
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