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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.

Recent posts by Mark

June 28, 2019

 

Doris Day, Jazz Singer

We remember Doris Day, who passed away last month at age 97, and her work singing jazz with Les Brown, Andre Previn and more.

June 21, 2019

 

Recent Releases 2019, Part 1

New vocal jazz releases from Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Catherine Russell and more.

May 31, 2019

 

Bing Crosby Duets

Bing Crosby singing alongside Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Connee Boswell and more.

May 24, 2019

 

Sassy: Sarah Vaughan In The Late 1950s

Sarah Vaughan recorded pop tunes for Mercury Records and jazz tunes for Mercury’s subsidiary EmArcy Records throughout the late 1950s.

May 8, 2019

 

I Walk With Music: Songs About Walking

We take a stroll through the Great American Songbook with walking songs like “Love Walked In” and “I Walk A Little Faster.”

April 26, 2019

 

Vernon Duke: Taking A Chance On Love

Vernon Duke immigrated to America as a classical composer, and went on to write such popular hits as “April In Paris” and “I Can’t Get Started.”

April 19, 2019

 

Swingin’ With Kay Starr

A look at some of the jazz and swing tunes from the 1940s Capitol Records diva Kay Starr, including “Them There Eyes” and “It’s A Good Day.”

April 5, 2019

 

The Songs Of Razaf And Waller

"Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Black And Blue," and more songs by songwriters Andy Razaf and Fats Waller.

March 29, 2019

 

Blue Room: The Lost Rodgers and Hart

“This Funny World,” “Sing For Your Supper,” “To Keep My Love Alive” and other rarities from the Rodgers and Hart catalog.

March 22, 2019

 

Nat King Cole Centennial: Cole’s Remarkable 1958

In 1958, a 39-year-old Nat King Cole had the most remarkable year, recording over 100 songs.

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