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AccuJazz Internet radio continues its weekly roll-out of new streaming jazz channels today with "Composers: Bird and Diz," a channel devoted entirely to the compositions of bebop masters Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. The channel is free to use and available 24 hours a day.

When Parker and Gillespie (nicknamed "Bird" and "Diz," respectively) burst on to the scene in the 1940's, it was as if an earthquake had struck the jazz world. The new style they created, "Bebop," was a musical revolu

AccuJazz Internet radio continues its weekly roll-out of new streaming jazz channels with "Modern Mainstream," a collection of the best in mainstream jazz from the last three decades. The channel is free to use and available 24 hours a day.

For fans of quality modern jazz, the channel is likely to become a favorite listening destination. The play list includes music by masters like Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and Wynton Marsalis as well as hundreds of other talented jazz

Jazz and classical collide in the intriguing fusion that composer Gunther Schuller called "Third Stream." Many of the greatest jazz musicians have made forays into the idiom, and to make that great music available to everyone, AccuJazz.com Internet radio has just released a new channel that plays the best in Third Stream jazz 24 hours a day.

Though Schuller coined the term "Third Stream," in 1957, there were jazz/classical hybrids going on long before that. Charlie Parker was a fan of Russian

Sometimes it can seem like the jazz world is a man's, man's, man's world (as James Brown would say), but there have always been excellent female musicians creating jazz on par with that of their male counterparts. AccuJazz Internet radio celebrates the women of jazz with a new Internet radio channel released today.

The new channel, simply titled "Women of Jazz," is streaming 24 hours a day and is completely free to use. The play list selects from over 700 songs from women-led recording

AccuJazz Internet radio continues its weekly roll-out of new, creatively programmed jazz channels with "Decade: Pre-1940," a radio stream exclusively playing jazz recorded before 1940.

For jazz fans who don't know much about what happened before bebop, the new channel is an essential education. The play list includes a variety of early jazz styles. Freewheeling New Orleans jazz by Jelly Roll Morton, raucous big band swing by Duke Ellington, and French gypsy jazz by Django Reinhardt all have a

AccuJazz.com Internet radio continues its weekly roll-out of new, creatively programmed jazz channels with "Composers: Monk," a radio stream exclusively playing the compositions of incomparable pianist/composer Thelonious Monk. The channel is free to use and available at all times.

Monk's otherworldly mastery of melody and harmony has not gone unrecognized. He has become one of the most recorded composers in jazz along with Duke Ellington, who also has an AccuJazz channel devoted to his music

AccuJazz Internet radio continues its weekly roll-out of creatively programmed jazz channels with the release of its newest customizable radio stream, "Avant-Garde Jazz." The channel is completely free to use and available 24/7.

The channel plays plenty of great free jazz, from Albert Ayler to Han Bennink to David S. Ware, but casts a wide net in its inclusion of different Avant-Garde styles. Listeners will also hear music by daring composer/improvisers like Tim Berne and Ken Vandermark and A

AccuJazz internet radio began its weekly roll-out of new creatively programmed jazz channels today with the release of "Straight Ahead," a customizable radio stream playing nothing but swinging jazz. The channel plays over 1600 songs from Dexter Gordon to Bill Charlap, and doesn't play any free jazz, fusion or ballads. Classic big band swing by Basie and Ellington plays alongside the soulful hard bop of Art Blakey, Clifford Brown and Gene Ammons. The play list also includes modern swingmasters l
AccuJazz.com, the Chicago-based Internet jazz radio station, has just launched a new Web site featuring twenty-four jazz channels catering to widely-varying tastes.

Listeners can choose from specific genres focused on style, instrument, region, composer and decade. Current offerings include "Big Band," "Cutting Edge," "Regions: New Orleans," "Ellington," "50s," and AccuJazz.com's most popular channel, "Piano Jazz." Channels are further customizable, allowing listeners to "deselect" artist
Leading jazz internet radio station AccuJazz.com is expanding its online footprint with a new presence on micro-blogging site Twitter (twitter.com/accujazzdotcom) and popular blogging network Blogspot (accujazzblog.blogspot.com).

Program director Lucas Gillan will update the two sites with info related to AccuJazz and its parent company, AccuRadio (accuradio.com), as well as his take on noteworthy jazz news. The Twitter feed and blog will also be convenient ways for AccuJazz listeners to
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