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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

February 20, 2018

 

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I Wish You Love: A Keely Smith Memorial

A remembrance of singer Keely Smith (1928–2017), known for her recordings of "That Old Black Magic" and "I Wish You Love" from the late 1950s.

February 9, 2018

 

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My Heart Stood Still: Hearts In Popular Song

“My Foolish Heart," “Heart And Soul,” "With A Song In My Heart," and other songs with heart from the Great American Songbook.

January 26, 2018

 

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2018 Grammy Award Preview

A preview of the nominees for the Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards

January 19, 2018

 

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Written In The Stars: The Songs Of Harold Arlen

"Blues In The Night," "Stormy Weather," and "Over The Rainbow" and many more of the blockbuster hits from songwriter Harold Arlen.

January 5, 2018

 

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Remembering Jon Hendricks, The Poet Laureate Of Jazz

This week, we explore the career of jazz singer Jon Hendricks (1921–2017), who began a pioneer in the art of vocalese.

December 29, 2017

 

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Songs Of The Season: Winter 2017

Not all winter songs are about Christmas! This week, we feature songs about the cold, from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more.

December 15, 2017

 

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Sibling Harmony

A look at the family vocal groups in American popular song, from the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters, to the Beach Boys and Everly Brothers.

December 1, 2017

 

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The Cool Jazz Of Jeri Southern

On this show, the warm, intimate moods of torch song vocalist Jeri Southern

November 17, 2017

 

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Recent Releases 2017, Part 2

Highlights of new records by Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

November 10, 2017

 

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Jo Stafford Centennial

Singer Jo Stafford was one of the most versatile postwar singers, excelling in pop, swing, bebop, country, folk, and even comedy.

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