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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9:06 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums For November 2014

Zongo Junction's 'No Discount' is the top album of November 2014
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1.    Zongo Junction - No Discount (Electric Cowbell)

2.    Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Life Get No Dublicate (Slow Walk Music)

3.    Arise Roots - Love and War (Arise Roots)

4.    Medeski Scofield Martin Wood - Juice (Indirecto)

5.    Sia Tolno - African Woman (LusAfrica)

6.    Khun Narin Electric Phin Band - Khun Narin Electric Phin Band (Innovative Leisure)

7.    Toure - Raichel Collective - The Paris Session (Cumbancha)

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8:57 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Crossroads Top 40 Albums For November 2014

'Soul Brothers' by Otis Clay and Johnny Rawls is the top album of November
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1.       Otis Clay/Johnny Rawls - Soul Brothers (Catfood)

2.       Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age (OKeh)

3.       Dr. John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat (Concord)

4.       JW-Jones - Belmont Boulevard (Blind Pig)

5.       Bobby Spencer - Hurricane Unleashed (R Music)

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

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

8.       Missy Anderson - In the Moment (Main Squeeze)

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9:33 am
Mon December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day, Birthday Salutes To Jaco Pastorius, Wynton Kelly, Jim Hall & Cassandra Wilson

Wynton Kelly, Jamaican American jazz pianist and composer

Monday 12.1.14

Night Train marks World AIDS Day with music from the Red Hot benefit releases and a benefit album from pianist Fred Hersch. Also a birthday salute to influential bassist Jaco Pastorius with music he did as a solo artist, and Weather Report and Joni Mitchell; Chick Corea’s Latin Grammy winning album The Vigil; and new releases from tuba master Bob Stewart, Hungarian saxophonist Viktor Toth, pianist & vocalist Andy Bey, and the duo of Kenny Barron and Dave Holland.

Tuesday 12.2.14

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9:03 am
Mon December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day, New Month/New Music Day, And Birthdays Of Nino Rota, Kate Rusby & Anna McGarrigle

Monday, December 1

Special: Global Village marks World Aids Day in a special show devoted to the world music side of the “Red Hot” releases, a series of some 16 recordings in various styles to benefit the Red Hot Organization.  Since it began in 1989, the Red Hot series has involved some 400 international artists and raised over $10 million dollars for AIDS education and prevention programs around the world.

Tuesday, December 2

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8:37 am
Mon December 1, 2014

New Month/New Music Time – Including New Holiday Titles

The Chris O'Leary Band 'Live At Blues Now!'
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December 5/7

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:

New holiday blues releases

Live sets from the Chris O’Leary Band and Gary Clark, Jr.

A tribute to Paul Butterfield

And the latest from Eric Bibb, Mississippi Heat, Billy Boy Arnold, Marcia Ball, and Linsey Alexander

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8:46 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Blues/R&B Saxophone Finale & Salute To Saxophonist & Jump Blues Great Louis Jordan

Saxophonist Louis Jordan

November 28/30

Crossroads wraps up the November saxophone feature with music from saxophonists Eddie Shaw, Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson, Bobby Spencer, Doug James, the Honkers & Bar Walkers series celebrating the R&B tenor – and in hour two of the show, a special about saxophonist and jump blues star Louis Jordan.

Also new music from Soul Brothers Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls, Bill Frisell, JW-Jones, and Vaneese Thomas – daughter of R&B star Rufus Thomas.

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8:39 am
Tue November 25, 2014

A Thanksgiving Feast & More Saxophones With Birthday Artists Al Cohn, Serge Chaloff & Paul Desm

Al Cohn with Zoot Sims

Monday 11.24.14

Night Train celebrates birthdays of two of the Four Brothers (the famous saxophone section in Woody Herman’s Second Herd) – Al Cohn and Serge Chaloff, and features Zoot Sims - a third Brother and longtime musical partner with Al Cohn – in a Jazz Profiles special in hour two of the show. It’s also the birthday of pianist Teddy Wilson, and there’s music from him as a solo artist and also with Billie Holiday – and there’s new music from singer and pianist Freddy Cole, and saxophonists Jimmy Greene and Lenny Pickett.

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8:26 am
Tue November 25, 2014

A Thanksgiving Feast, Gato Barbieri’s Birthday & More World Saxophones

Saxophonist Jan Garbarek

Monday November 24

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8:44 am
Mon November 17, 2014

More Saxophones – New Releases, Classic Recordings & Specials For 3 Jazz Giants

Saxophonist Steve Kaldestad

Monday 11.17.14

Night Train marks birthdays of trombonist Roswell Rudd and bassist Ben Allison, and continues with more music for the November saxophone feature, including new music from saxophonist Steve Kaldestad and from James Farm with saxophonist Joshua Redman, along with a classic from Charlie Parker and in hour two of the show, the first of a two part Charlie Parker Jazz Profiles special.

Tuesday 11.18.14

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8:25 am
Mon November 17, 2014

World Saxophones, World Jazz And Ethio-Jazz This Week In The Global Village

World jazz saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum

Monday November 17

Global Village celebrates birthdays of two jazz artists who have incorporated world influences in their work – trombonist Roswell Rudd and bassist Ben Allison. Plus a newly released classic from Ethiopia, and new music from kora player Mamadou Diabate and Robert Plant.

Tuesday November 18

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