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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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Live New Year's Eve Broadcast!

















We've handpicked an evening's worth of classic jazz for your New Year's Eve entertainment.

We will start broadcasting live and commercial free at, or around, 6:00 p.m. EST.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Jazz Message #2

Just added Hank Mobley's Jazz Message #2 to the playlist. Released on the Savoy label, this incredible recording features Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, Barry Harris and Doug Watkins.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Louis Smith

We continue to add cuts to our expanded playlist. Recently we added cuts from Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker from some 10" EPs.

And, today we added Here Comes Louis Smith. This is one sweet LP. It was recorded in 1957 in NYC. The personnel on the recording are: Louis Smith, trumpet, Cannonball Adderly, alto sax, Duke Jordan and Tommy Flanagan, piano, Doug Watkins, bass and Art Taylor, drums.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Indy Jazzmen

This one time Bop City is breaking format. We are featuring cuts from a local (Indianapolis) jazz band, Indy Jazzmen, on our broadcast. Their new independently released CD, Tell Somebody, is a fine effort and features an excellent cross section of jazz based in the classic tradition.

You can get their great new album from iTunes and CDBaby.com. Check it out. More information, and the group's history, can be found on their MySpace page and their Facebook page.

And for you local (Indianapolis) listeners, their CD can be purchased at the following locations:
Borders bookstore - Castleton Square, 6020 E. 82nd Street, AJ’s Lounge 551 North Senate Avenue and LUNA Records at 5202 North College Avenue.

Members of the Indy Jazzmen:
Alfred L. Finnell, Jr. - Bass
Carl Hines - Piano
Bill Penick - Sax
Craig Hicks - Piano
Steve Weakley - Guitar
Clifford Ratliff - Trumpet
Mary Moss - Vocals
Vincent Finnell - Drums
Barbra Randall - Vocals