Champaign Is Also A Band

One Songwriter, One Song.

Champaign Is Also A Band is a Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music.

In each episode, Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they’ve written.


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Bonus Episode 16: CU Jazz Fest Champaign Is Also A Band

Sven sits down on the steps of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts to chat with Jennelle Orcherton, Artistic Director of the CU Jazz Festival.  (October 14th-17th, 2021) They talk about how the CU Jazz Fest, looking towards the future, and ideas about what makes a good musical community.   Schedule: (https://cujazzfest.wixsite.com/cujazzfest) Thur Oct 14- Opening Night Party @ 111 N. Broadway Ave, Urbana – 7:00 pm Fri Oct 15  – Jeff Helgensen + Friends  @ Rose Bowl Tavern – 5:00 pm                   – Andrey Goncalves Group | The Claudettes @ Rose Bowl Tavern – 7:30 pm (Ticket Link) Sat Oct 16 – Blue Funk All Stars @ Rose Bowl Tavern – 1:00 pm                  – HAT Trio @ Rose Bowl Tavern – 4:00PM                  – Simply This Quintet @ First Presbyterian Church – 5:00 PM                  – Jazz + Lit | Whitney Ashe @ The Literary Book Bar – 7:00 PM Sun Oct 17 – Jazz Brunch w/ Matther Miller Duo @ Seven Saints – 11:30 PM (Ticket Link)                    – Eric Devey Group @ Champaign Public Library – 1:00 PM                    – U of I Concert Jazz Band @ Rose Bowl Tavern – 2:00 PM                    – Iron Post Jazz Orchestra @ Rose Bowl Tavern – 6:00 PM
  1. Bonus Episode 16: CU Jazz Fest
  2. Episode 71 – Vincent Aguilar – Emma Lee
  3. Bonus Episode 15: The Rose Bowl Tavern
  4. Episode 70 – DadaVeda – We Don‘t Need No Corporations, Do We?
  5. Episode 22 – Angie Heaton (Unabridged) – ”It‘s Easier When You‘re Here”
  6. Episode 69 – Humbly G – Wake Up
  7. Episode 68 – Kurt Bielema – Loving Revival
  8. Episode 67 – Emily Antonacci – ”Melt”
  9. Episode 66 – Cameron of Extremely Mundane – "I Can't Take More Of It"
  10. Episode 65 Haki Shabazz of Haki N 'M – Caffeine & Green