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’re going back to our archives to welcome vocalist Paul Marinaro celebrating the seminal 1967 recording, “Francis ...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to welcome the Metropolitan Jazz Octet – with a string section – featuring vocalist...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to celebrate one of those great records we all had in our libraries, Dave Brubeck’s...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to welcome the one, the only, legendary trumpeter Bobby Lewis and his quintet. Bobb...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we go back to our archives to welcome the sweet harmonies of the genre-defying vocal trio, The Oh Yeahs. Sarah Marie...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to welcome a vocal triple play. Singers Alyssa Allgood, Elaine Dame and Rose Colell...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to welcome saxophonist and vocalist, Bill Overton, with his quartet featuring Jerem...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to welcome vocalist Christy Bennett and her Fumée Gypsy Project, featuring Art Davi...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to celebrate guitarist Andy Brown and the number three million. Three million dolla...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re dipping into our archives to welcome the Brian Gephart Quintet, with Tom Garling, Neal Alger, Kelly Sill and E...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WLPR , and WDCB


  • Added: Jun 22, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re welcoming a living legend: Blues and boogie-woogie piano master, Chicago’s own, Erwin Helfer. In early 2021 Er...

Bought by WLPR , WNMU-FM, and WDCB


  • Added: Jun 07, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to welcome the Richard D. Johnson Trio, with Richard at the piano, Dennis Carroll o...

Bought by WDCB and WLPR


  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to welcome the innovative guitarist and composer, Casey Nielsen, with The Lapis Tri...

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  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to our archives to welcome the Brazilian guitarist and composer, Luciano Antonio, with a formidable...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE it doesn’t matter what the weather is in the Windy City because it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, as we go b...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we are returning to our archives to welcome back the lovely vocalist, Rose Colella. Rose not only is a fine singer, ...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to the vaults again to listen to a highlight from one of our early broadcasts, as we welcome the ta...

Bought by WLPR and WDCB


  • Added: Mar 29, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to the vaults again to listen to a highlight from one of our early broadcasts, as we welcome the Ki...

Bought by WLPR and WDCB


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to the vaults again to listen to a highlight from one of our early broadcasts, with vocalist Tammy ...

Bought by WLPR and WDCB


  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we’re going back to the vaults to listen to a highlight from one of our early broadcasts, and what a treat it is! Th...

Bought by WDCB and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 2