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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2:33 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Celebrating The Bicentennial Of Adolphe Sax, The Inventor Of The Saxophone

Saxophonist Sonny Rollins

Monday 11.3.14

Some tough tenors on tap tonight on the Night Train, including tenor saxophonists Sonny Rollins, Ernie Watts, Anton Schwartz, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins with Ben Webster, and John Coltrane with Duke Ellington – as Night Train joins in with all the music shows on KMUW this month to feature the saxophone for the bicentennial birthday of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the instrument.  Also new music from Medeski  Scofield Martin & Wood, Tierney Sutton, Elio Villafranca and the Ezra Weiss Sextet.

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11:59 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The 200th Birthday Of The Saxophone Inventor, Cambodia's Water Festival & New Month/New Music

Celebrate Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the sax, with music from sax man Manu Dibango

Monday November 3

Global Village heads to the Balkans for music from early music master Jordi Savall’s Balkan Spirit, the Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band, and one of the premier Balkan brass bands on the scene today – the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra. Plus stops in between to Lisbon, the Caribbean, Celtic Spain, and a “Saturday Night on Saturn” date with exotica legend Les Baxter.                                                                       

Tuesday November 4

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11:07 am
Mon November 3, 2014

New Month/New Music Time At The Crossroads

Come Back Baby, the latest from Linsey Alexander
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November 7/9

It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new releases.

Among the new blues titles featured this time at the Crossroads are albums from:

Linsey Alexander

Mississippi Heat

Eric Bibb

Rory Block

Big Harp George

Marcia Ball

Billy Boy Arnold

And several new blues saxophone albums for the November saxophone feature.

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10:31 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums For October 2014

RealWorld 25, featuring various artists, is the top album of October
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1. Various - RealWorld25 (RealWorld)

2. Grand Fatilla - Global Shuffle (Grand Fatilla)

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

4. Aurelio - Landini (RealWorld)

5. Robert Plant - Lullabye and...the Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)

6. Arun Ramamurthy Trio - Jazz Carnatica (Arun Ramamurthy)

7. Majid Bekkas - Al Qantara (Igloo)

8. Jane Bunnett - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque  (Justin Time)

9. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - La Rumba Soyo (Cumbancha)

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10:20 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Crossroads Top 40 Albums For October 2014

Elvin Bishop's Can't Even Do Wrong Right is October's top album
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1. Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator)

2. Otis Clay/Johnny Rawls - Soul Brothers (Catfood)

3. Alexis P. Suter - Love the Way You Roll (American Showplace Music)

4. Stacy Mitchhart - Live My Life (Dr. Sam)

5. Mud Morganfield/Kim Wilson - For Pops (Severn)

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

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

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

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10:16 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Night Train Top 40 Albums For October 2014

Charlie Haden/Jim Hall is October's Top Album
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1. Charlie Haden/Jim Hall - Charlie Haden/Jim Hall (Impulse)

2. Bobby Broom - My Shining Hour (Origin)

3. John Webber Quartet - Down for the Count (Cellar Live)

4. Theo Croker - Afro Physicist (DDB/OKeh)

5. Cyrus Chestnut - Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions)

6. Charlie Apicella & Iron City - Big Boss (Zoho)

7. Oliver Gannon Quartet - Easy Sailing (Cellar Live)

8. Bob Mamet - London House Blues (BluJazz)

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10:27 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Jazz Noir And Jazz Birthdays On The Night Train

Film noir classic Double Indemnity

Monday 10.27.14

Night Train marks birthdays of Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine and Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen. Plus more jazz noir for the October feature – including music from Duke Ellington’s score for Anatomy of a Murder, and the theme from the film noir classic, Double Indemnity, from the Jazz at the Movies Band – also two impressive new duet albums from Charlie Haden with Jim Hall, and Kenny Barron with Dave Holland.

Tuesday 10.28.14

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10:10 am
Mon October 27, 2014

John Holt Week, More From Haiti, A Trip To The Caribbean And A Halloween Extravaganza

Haitian country-compas band Boulpik

Monday October 27

Global Village heads to the Caribbean for music from countries in or bordering the Caribbean Sea – including Jamaica (the Paragons with John Holt, Bob Marley & the Wailers), Mexico (Sones de Mexico), the Dominican Republic (Francisco Ulloa), Barbados (Coalishun), Trinidad (the steel drum classic, Pan Rising, from Ritmos Unidos), and for the October Haitian music feature, a new release from the country-compas band, Boulpik, and from Sweet Micky.

Tuesday October 28

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8:58 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Tricks & Treats For Halloween At The Crossroads

October 31/ November 2

Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency to celebrate Halloween with some tricks and treats. In hour one some great Halloween blues tricks from legends like Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, the Neville Brothers, and Muddy Waters along with the latest from John Mayall, Stacy Mitchhart, Otis Clay with Johnny Rawls, and the Chicago Blues All-Stars.

Then in hour two – a special treat to wrap up the Crossroads October feature with a House of Blues special with Elvin Bishop.

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8:58 am
Mon October 20, 2014

More Jazz Noir + Jazz Birthdays Of Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Harris, Fred Hersch And More

Orson Welles' 1958 crime thriller Touch of Evil

Monday 10.20.14

Night Train celebrates the birthdays of saxophonist Eddie Harris, guitarist Martin Taylor, trumpeter Russell Gunn, and oud player Anouar Brahem. Plus more for the October Jazz Noir feature – this time with music from Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil, which is often regarded as the last great movie of the classic film noir era – and in hour two a special delving into another classic film noir notable for its use of jazz, Sweet Smell of Success.

Tuesday 10.21.14

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