Chicago Jazz Live airs on Tuesdays 7-8pm on WDCB (90.9FM and WDCB.org).
Tune in on your radio — remember that? — or via the WDCB
internet stream!

Listen to the most recent episode below.


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 an intimate audience at Studio5. 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!”

Join us as we explore wonderful small-group jazz from the City of Big Shoulders, on Chicago Jazz Live.

Chicago Jazz Live is distributed through PRX (Public Radio Exchange), taking Chicago jazz nationwide, y'all!


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We are excited to welcome northwest Indiana’s NPR affiliate, WLPR-FM to our family of Chicago Jazz Live stations! Tune in Sunday nights at 11:00 to 89.1FM or stream it at www.lakeshorepublicradio.org. Yay!