Chris Heim

Music Producer

Chicago native Chris Heim began a lifelong love affair with radio after wandering into the campus station at the University of Chicago and being unexpectedly offered a music show after an opening developed. She got her first job in radio at one of the area’s last “free form” stations, worked at Chicago’s only progressive rock station and then joined the NPR affiliate, where she hosted jazz and world music shows (the latter being one of the longest running in public radio), served as music director and produced and anchored national broadcasts of the city’s jazz, blues and Latin music festivals.

Chris is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen and Option.

Here at KMUW, Chris produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally-distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train; Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show.

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9:11 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Euro-Folk, Afrobeat, Brazilian Jazz & A Tribute To Sandy Denny

Sondorgo's 'Tamburocket: Hungarian Fireworks'
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Monday January 5

Global Village highlights some impressive European neo-folk groups who were among the show favorites for 2014 – the critically acclaimed Hungarian band Sondorgo, Italy’s Unavantaluna, and from Spain the Basque group Korrontzi and Basque accordionist Keja Junkera with over 200 Galician musicians on the massive Galiza project.

Tuesday January 6

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8:55 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Best Of 2014 & Tributes At The Crossroads

'Blues Shock' from Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
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January 9/11

Crossroads continues the January feature highlighting the Best of 2014 – including show favorites this time from Billy Branch, the Holmes Brothers and Bob Corritore.

Also this time, Crossroads pays tribute to the many blues and soul artists who passed away in 2014 – including Johnny Winter, Bobby Womack, Teenie Hodges, Lee McBee James Wheeler, Finis Tasby, and Nick Charles - and in hour two a Paul Ingles special celebrating Joe Cocker.

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8:45 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Night Train Top 40 Albums For December 2014

Kenny Barron and Dave Holland's 'The Art of Conversation'
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1.  Kenny Barron/Dave Holland - The Art of Conversation (Impulse)

2.  Joey DeFrancesco - Home for the Holidays (JDM)

3.  Various - It's Christmas on Mack Avenue (Mack Avenue)

4.  Hollywood Tuba 12 - Tis the Season TUBA Jolly ((Basset Hound Music)

5.  Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse - A New Orleans Creole Christmas (BasinStreet)

6.  Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet - Side Up (Far Up)

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8:36 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Crossroads Top 40 Albums For December 2014

Bill Frisell's 'Guitar in the Space Age'
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1.  Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age (OKeh)

2.  Ed Palermo Big Band and Rob Paparozzi - Electric Butter (Ed Palermo)

3.  Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold (Stony Plain)

4.  Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater - Soul Funky (Cleartone)

5.  Gary Clark, Jr. - Live (Warner Bros.)

6.  Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man (Alligator)

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8:20 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Global Village Top 40 Albums For December 2014

Djessou Mory Kante's 'River Strings'
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1.  Djessou Mory Kante - River Strings (Sterns Music)

2.  Tony Allen - Film of Life (Jazz Village)

3.  Various - The Afro Sound of Colombia Vol. 2 (Vampi Soul)

4.  Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma - La Clave del Gumbo (Jamie Dubberly)

5.  Bobby Matos Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble - Rimto & Blues (Cafe Con Bagels Music)

6.  Monty Alexander - Rass! (MPS)

7.  TriBeCaStan - Coal, Again! (Evergreene Music)

8.  Aurelio - Landini (RealWorld)

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10:40 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Best of 2014 Top 20 Countdown

The Terry Quiett Band

January 2/4

Crossroads counts down the Top 20 blues favorites, plus two fine releases from local artists – the Terry Quiett Band (disbanding in 2015) and Rachelle Coba, to kickoff the January Best of 2014 feature.

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9:35 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Jazz Birthdays, New Year’s Eve w/ Airmen of Note & Best of 2014 Special

Jazz pianist Danilo Perez

Monday 12.29.14

Night Train marks birthdays of two major figures in contemporary jazz, pianist Danilo Perez and saxophonist Joe Lovano. There’s music from them as both guests and leaders, including Lovano’s Grammy-nominated performance on the new Latin Side of Joe Henderson album, and Perez appearing on the first Latin Side recording, featuring the music of John Coltrane.

Tuesday 12.30.14

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9:07 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Accordions, Fiddles, Great Folk Voices & Top 10 Best of 2014 Countdown

Liz Carroll, All-Ireland Fiddle Champion

Monday  December 29

Some global fiddles this time in the Global Village, with music from All-Ireland Fiddle champion Liz Carroll, Quartet San Francisco, Kronos Quartet with Vietnamese composer and instrumentalist Van-Ahn Vanessa Vo and Celtic viol from early music master Jordi Savall.

Tuesday December 30

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11:56 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Best Music of 2014

  Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

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11:44 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Global Village: Best of 2014

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

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