Bop City - Internet Radio's
Jazz Center of the World

Imagine that you are back in the era when jazz was expanding beyond its perceived boundaries - when jazz was an American phenomenon.

Imagine that there is a radio station spinning records on the cutting edge of jazz, giving a nod to the origins of jazz and even sneaking in some blues now and then. Bop City is that radio station.

Why Bop City?

We love classic jazz and we enjoy sharing it with other jazz lovers.

With more and more radio stations dropping classic jazz from their formats, we decided to do something about it by creating Bop City, Vintage Jazz Internet Radio.
We present a selection of album oriented jazz that is not easily found and rarely heard on the radio.

Within our playlist, we include entire albums of artists rather than only select cuts. We feel that this gives the listener a better variety of an artists' body of work and results in a playlist with a vibe that ebbs and flows from within. This concept allows our listeners to delve deeper into the world of jazz.

Bop City is Live365's best alternative for classic jazz!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We are curating the best cuts from this box set and adding them to the playlist.  This is a wonderful selection of rare music from the Vogue label featuring many of the finest jazz musicians of the time.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Donald Byrd Off to the Races

We've just added Donald Byrd's first Blue Note LP, Off to the Races.  With an incredible line-up, this session cooks and bops hard.  Thanks for listening to Bop City!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

We always attempt to keep adding new music to Bop City. We have an already fantastic playlist, you can listen twenty-four hours a day for more than eleven straight days and never hear the same cut, but...

This week a loyal listener helped out and donated three incredible CDs to add to the playlist - Undercurrent by Kenny Drew, John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell, and thanks to a heads up from Marc "JazzWax Myers, Lennie Tristano, Chicago April, 1951.

Incredibly, in the last month, seventy-five different countries have listened to Bop City, so we are definitely spreading America's greatest art form to the rest of the world.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Another Year of Broadcasting Jazz to the World!

Bop City will be on the air broadcasting classic jazz to the world for the next year!

We have taken over the administration of the Fusion101 network of stations, so the Bop City Network is "on the air!"

Our network is comprised of ten stations:

Bop City -

Musica Antiquior -

Bus of Real Country -

Disarranged Arrangement -

Babylon Street Radio -

Bossa Nova Breakfast -

The Jazz Mix -

Mostly Bop -

Fusion101 -

British Invasion Radio -

Enjoy our fantastic network!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Coming Soon!

The Bop City Internet Radio Network is coming soon! - 10 Stations!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tubby Hayes with Clark Terry

We added a very nice album today, The New York Sessions by Tubby Hayes and Clark Terry.  Widely regarded as on of Britain's finest jazz artists, Hayes teams with Terry for 10 extra fine cuts recorded in New York City in October, 1961.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

We've just added a couple of excellent LPs to our playlist - Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh!  These LPs meld cool and bop in a way that is original and straight forward.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

For the month of November, 2013, Bop City set new records for listenership - 74 different countries and 95 different metropolitan areas in the United States listened to our broadcast of Classic Jazz!

Chicago is our number one metro area with listenership 4.5 times the number of hours over second place.  Big and huge thanks to The Windy City!

We have a new stack of cuts that are being uploaded to the broadcast.  We pride ourselves on having the best variety of Classic Jazz on the internet.

Thanks for listening to Bop City!

Monday, July 22, 2013

We've just added a bunch of excellent cuts from the Chet Baker Quartet featuring Russ Freeman!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Added Nils Lindberg Cuts

Today we've added cuts from Nils Lindberg that comprise the Swedish Modern Jazz Group's LP, Sax Appeal and Lindeberg's own, Trisection.

For more information on this excellent artist check out his website and

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Happiest of Holidays to you, your family and friends.

We are in the process of making some nice playlist additions!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"New" Wes Montgomery Music

We've added the entire LP, Echoes of Indiana, by Wes Montgomery, released by Resonance Records to our playlist.

Bop City was pleased to attend the record release party at The Jazz Kitchen.  It was quite a party that was hosted by Chuck Workman.  We had the opportunity to meet Robert Montgomery, Wes' son, who shared several stories about Wes and his music.

Yes, Indianapolis jazz scene came alive for this event!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday To Us!

We just realized that this is our fifth year of broadcasting!!!

Another Year!

Bop City has renewed our licensing with Sound Exchange so we will be playing Classic Jazz across the entire world for yet another year!  Please spread the word; we love to get new listeners.

In the last thirty days we have broadcast to sixty-nine countries.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Playlist Add

It has been a long time since we've posted.  We continue to add to our playlist.  I thought that I would point out this really cool album that we uploaded today "By Jack Montrose with Bob Gordon.  This is an excellent session on Atlantic from 1955.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ornette Coleman and Columbia University

I did not see any press on this - Yesterday the inimitable Ornette Coleman received an Honorary Doctor of Music from the esteemed Columbia University in the City of New York. In honor of that achievement we are putting Coleman's At The Golden Circle Volumes One and Two onto our playlist.

From Columbia University:

Ornette Coleman, Doctor of Music 

A revolutionary jazz artist, Coleman taught himself how to play the saxophone and read music at the age of 14. His 50-year career has been a celebration of a ground-breaking marriage of harmony, rhythm and melody, and he has paved the way for generations of artists who long to break the bonds of conformity and the status quo. From acoustic works and string quartets to full orchestras and ballets, his influence has stretched across multiple genres and schooled countless musicians in the art of “free jazz.” His unique work has been recognized by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Jazz Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center, and he is the recipient of the Miles Davis Award, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a MacArthur Fellowship and the Pulitzer Prize.