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Cool Jazz Countdown

The Top Ten Jazz Albums of the Week

The Cool Jazz Countdown is heard by more than 1,000,000 people each week on 26 radio stations across the country. In addition, The Cool Jazz Countdown is podcast online with an additional 7000 monthly listeners that download our podcast worldwide!


The program is a weekly survey based on national jazz chart movement, listener feedback and local radio airplay.

•It highlights the Top Ten Jazz Albums of the week within the Traditional and Contemporary genres, while sharing the latest information about the artist including biographical information, little known tidbits, and sidemen playing on the project, producers of the CD and background information on the music label.

•In addition to the Ten Song Countdown, the Cool Jazz Countdown includes the New Music Feature of the week in which we highlight a forth-coming album release. Then we present the artist to you with our “On the Line” interview segment where we talk directly to the artist. During this segment we discuss their current project, upcoming performances, and other information that will bring a fresh perspective to the artist. Past artist include: Robert Glasper, Harvey Mason, Kamasi Washington, Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, Roy Hargrove and many more. We present the artist to you!

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