Chicago Jazz Live

Series produced by Steve Rashid

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Chicago Jazz Live presents small-group jazz from the City of Big Shoulders, recorded live in an intimate setting. Produced in partnership with WDCB (Chicago's radio home for jazz) and hosted by Steve Rashid, CJL draws from the deep pool of jazz talent working in and around Chicago. Each episode includes interviews with the featured artists.

Chicago Jazz Live is a one-hour series produced in partnership with WDCB, Chicago’s radio home for jazz. It was created and is hosted by Emmy Award winning composer, Steve Rashid. One of the true cradles of jazz, Chicago continues to boast an extraordinarily deep pool of talented jazz musicians. CJL shines a weekly spotlight on Chicago-area talent by presenting small groups recorded live, exclusively for this series, in front of a small audience. Each episode includes interview segments with the featured artists. Conceived as a “house concert in a club”, CJL allows audience members an up-close look into the process and the intimate musical conversation that is the heart of a small ensemble.

After attending a taping, one audience member commented, “I always wanted a place I could go to discover great jazz – I mean, great musicians that maybe not everyone knows yet, so I can feel like I was the one who discovered them. This is that place!”

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Chicago Jazz Live is a one-hour series produced in partnership with WDCB, Chicago’s radio home for jazz. It was created and is hosted by Emmy Award winning composer, Steve Rashid. One of the true cradles of jazz, Chicago continues to boast an extraordinarily deep pool of talented jazz musicians. CJL shines a weekly spotlight on Chicago-area talent by presenting small groups recorded live, exclusively for this series, in front of a small audience. Each episode includes interview segments with the featured artists. Conceived as a “house concert in a club”, CJL allows audience members an up-close look into the process and the intimate musical conversation that is the heart of a small ensemble.After attending a taping, one audience member commented, “I always wanted a place I could go to... Show full description


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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome the Metropolitan Jazz Octet – with a string section – featuring extraordinary vocalist Dee Alexander, as ...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome a vocal triple play. Singers Alyssa Allgood, Elaine Dame and Rose Colella team up to present a joyous eve...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Chicago Jazz Live we celebrate the 1963 recording, "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman" with saxophonist and vocalist, Bill Overton and ...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome Christy Bennett’s Fumée Gypsy Project, with Art Davis, Don Stiernberg, Don Stille, and Christian Dillingh...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE it’s all about time, as we welcome the brilliant pianist Ben Lewis in an evening of music all on the subject of time...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome guitarist Andy Brown in his trio, featuring Dennis Carroll on bass and George Fludas on the drums. In 201...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome the Brian Gephart Quintet, with Brian Gephart on saxophones, Tom Garling on trombone, Neal Alger on guita...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome the Richard D. Johnson Trio, with Richard Johnson at the piano, Dennis Carroll on bass, and Charles Heath...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome The Last Word, a unique ensemble combining music and poetry simultaneously, featuring pianist Bob Long, s...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome the multi-talented singer/musician/songwriter, Sarah Marie Young, with her great band featuring pianist S...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome the innovative guitarist and composer, Casey Nielsen, with The Lapis Trio, featuring bassist Dan Thatcher...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE our host, Steve Rashid, takes the stage as he presents the reunion of a band he formed in the late 1980s, "The Porkp...

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  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome Brazilian guitarist and composer, Luciano Antonio, with a formidable group featuring Adrian Ruiz (piano),...

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  • Added: May 13, 2019
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome vocalist Paul Marinaro celebrating the beautiful 1967 recording, “Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carl...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome back a Studio5 favorite, the jazz mandolin master, Don Stiernberg, with his quartet featuring Andy Brown ...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome renowned Chicago composer/pianist Fred Simon, with three of Fred’s close friends: guitarist, David Onderd...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we celebrate the music of Fred Rogers. Vocalist Keri Johnsrud has a rele...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome the innovative trumpeter and rising star in Chicago jazz, Marques Carroll, and his group, Trumpet Summit....

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome one of the most well-known musical couples in Chicago jazz: Singer/pianist Judy Roberts and woodwind mult...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome the soulful vocalist Typhanie Monique in a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Typhanie is with a great band, and...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1