Committed to creating the best jazz music programming in the region!
ChampaignPublicMedia.org has partnered with the WFMT Radio Network in Chicago to bring streaming jazz to Central Illinois. Embrace your passion for jazz, and interviews with leading musicians!
We feature 24/7 streaming music and on-air personalities from the Jazz Network, and are the only all-jazz station in this market!
We produce jazz and arts content that is essential for Central Illinois. Our producers Gene and Nancy Koprowski are Telly Award winners and Emmy Award nominees, and have created for PBS TV and public radio for decades. Our senior correspondent MaryIlene Blondell is a BAFTA Award winner. We're inspired by Champaign-Urbana, and our purpose is to enrich lives, engage the community, and inspire exploration.
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie jam together on live TV.
A World War II era film clip of Duke Ellington, America's leading jazzman.
Guitar great George Benson during a live TV performance.
THE BLUES: A documentary on jazz and the blues by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese (THE IRISHMAN, 2020, SILENCE, 2018, GOODFELLAS, 1990, RAGING BULL, 1980).
The acclaimed, multipart documentary by Oscar-winners and Emmy-winners Ken Burns and Lyn Novick from PBS America.
Jave favorite, TAKE FIVE (originally by Dave Brubeck)
Recorded live at the Paradise nightclub in Harlem, Roy Brooks’s “Ethnic Expressions” is a capital-B Black record, from its red, black and green cover art to the deep threads of soul and funk. captured on the LP.
John Coltrane plays tenor sax onhis hit ALABAMA.
Composed by film director Spike Lee's father, Bill Lee, the recording is a mystical jazz opus with strong transcendental power.
Rare recording of jazz great Frank Sinatra singing 'Fly Me to the Moon.'
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