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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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July 21, 2017

 

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The Jerome Kern Songbook

"The Way You Look Tonight," "They Didn't Believe Me," "All The Things You Are," "Ol' Man River," and more memorable tunes from the pen of Jerome Kern.

July 7, 2017

 

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Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

June 30, 2017

 

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Lena Horne Centennial

Lena Horne (1917–2010) had close working relationships with composers like Harold Arlen and Billy Strayhorn.

June 23, 2017

 

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Dave Lambert Centennial

We celebrate the centennial of a cult figure in the world of vocal jazz, bop singer and arranger Dave Lambert.

June 16, 2017

 

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Recent Releases 2017, Part 1

A look at new releases by Diana Krall, Jazzmeia Horn, and Chris Thile.

May 26, 2017

 

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Mel Tormé, The Singer-Songwriter

"Born To Be Blue," "A Stranger In Town," "Welcome To The Club" and other songs written and performed by Mel Tormé.

May 19, 2017

 

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Peggy Lee, The Singer-Songwriter

Miss Peggy Lee was one of the biggest singing stars of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and she also wrote many of her popular tunes.

May 12, 2017

 

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Johnny Mercer, The Singer-Songwriter

"Blues In The Night," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," and many others written and performed by Johnny Mercer.

May 5, 2017

 

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Hoagy Carmichael, The Singer-Songwriter

A jazz musician equally known for his singing and songwriting, we explore the varied career of Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael

April 28, 2017

 

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Ella Fitzgerald On Verve

In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's work for Verve records, where she recorded her famous songbook series.

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