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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Phil Woods (1931-2015)

Sep 30, 2015

Here in the suburbs of Springfield, Massachusetts, I take moment to reflect on the passing of one of our native sons – alto saxophonist Phil Woods, who passed away yesterday from complications of emphysema at the age of 83.

The loss of woods severs another tie that today’s jazz world has with the Be-Bop Generation...


Sep 24, 2015

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival—Boston's biggest block party—takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street in Boston's South End. The outdoor performances, which have drawn as many as 80,000 music fans, are open to the public free of charge. Check here...


Sep 22, 2015

Since the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, two elements have been remarkably consistent: the first is the celebration of the world’s most beautiful & desirable women and the second is its involvement with music.  If we are to believe Hugh Hefner, the Playboy experience was never to have been just about sex—it was...