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!
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Bop City Jazz Store
Click on the link above to visit the Bop City Jazz Store for the best in jazz recordings and reading. Purchasing items from the store helps support Bop City's vintage jazz internet radio broadcast.


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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Live Broadcast Wednesday May 30, 2008

To celebrate the end of Jazz Appreciation Month Bop City will be broadcasting live and commercial free from 6 PM to 9 PM EDT today, Wednesday May 30, 2008.

To access the broadcast go to:
http://www.live365.com/stations/bop_city/?play

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

April is Jazz Appreciation Month


Join BOP CITY and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month this April, 2008 (JAM 2008). In honor of JAM 2008 we are upgrading our broadcast and doubling the size of our playlist.

What is Jazz Appreciation Month?
The concept is simple: designate one month for an annual public spotlight on jazz. Jazz Appreciation Month (or JAM) is intended to draw public attention to the glories of jazz as both an historical and a living treasure. The idea is to encourage musicians, concert halls, schools,colleges, museums, libraries, and public broadcasters to offer special programs on jazz every April.

What are the purposes of Jazz Appreciation Month?
To draw greater public attention to the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz and its importance as an American cultural heritage. In addition, JAM is intended to stimulate the current jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz—to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and support institutional jazz programs.

What can I do to celebrate JAM?
See the list, How to Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month on www.smithsonianjazz.org.