WDCB

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WDCB 90.9fm is a public radio station broadcasting with 5,000 watts to the Chicagoland area. You'll find us at 90.9fm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streaming live at WDCB.org. We're known for our eclectic music programming: jazz, blues, news, americana, and more! We also broadcast local news, features and useful information for residents of our community college district. We sponsor lots of musical events, either at the college's McAninch Arts Center or with other organizations in and around Chicago.

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Take an hour long journey exploring America's rich musical heritage without leaving the comfort of home. Join Greg Easterling as he features musical styles ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Americana, Folk to Roots Rock, and more.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2017
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Jazz Organic is a weekly radio stop for America's truest art form, as played on the tonewheel organ.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Mar 29, 2019
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Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s three-part series “MusicHeads,” recorded in the acoustically pristine PianoForte Studios in downtown Chicago. Each show explores a different musical theme and can be used as a 3 part series or as stand alone pieces. These FREE programs are suitable for airing any time of year, but would fit nicely into Women's History or Jazz Appreciation month programming.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2015
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212 Pieces

Notes from the Jazz Underground is where Jazz gets a little weirder, a little louder, and a little more on the edge.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2018
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30 Pieces

When Jazz Was King

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2019

Latest Pieces

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this week, we jam to some modern day fusion from Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, The Aristocrats and more!

Bought by KRCB 104.9, KRSC, and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we explore some free jazz classics...the roots of the jazz underground, with music from Ornette Coleman, Jackie McLean, Fred Anderson an...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRCB 104.9, KRSC, and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we pay tribute to two artists that we lost last week, Jaimie Branch and Joey DeFrancesco.

Bought by KRSC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Sep 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll hear some new music, and we'll hear some of the all-stars of the underground as well!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, KRCB 104.9, and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 25, 2022
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 4
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a bunch of new music from Jeff Coffin, Al Foster, Theo Croker and more!

Bought by KRCB 104.9, KRPS, and KRSC


  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we check out some of the young folks mulling around the underground, like Domi & JD, My Tree, James Brandon Lewis and more!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRCB 104.9, KRPS, and KRSC


  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 4
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the title says it all - an hour spent appreciating the sounds and improvisations of Jerry Garcia. More Jazz next week, I promise.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRPS, KRSC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Aug 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, we head off to the west coast to hang out with Kamasi Washington, Jazz is Dead and Jeff Parker, hear the Joe Locke/Geoff Keezer band liv...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRCB 104.9, RADIOLEX, KRSC, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Mary Halvorson just released two new albums, Amaryllis and Belladonna, and we here at Notes from the Jazz Underground are here for it!

Bought by KRSC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Fusion old and new from Return to Forever, Donny McCaslin, Wayne Shorter, Roy Hargrove and more!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRPS, KRCB 104.9, and KRSC


  • Added: Jul 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4