FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 Date: August 14, 2001

Donna McCracken

WUIS/WIPA to broadcast highlights of Chicago Jazz Festival

SPRINGFIELD – “Highlights from the 23rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival” will be broadcast on WUIS (91.9 Springfield/WIPA (89.3 Pittsfield) from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 7, and again from 10 p.m. to midnight Saturday, September 8.

Performers likely to be featured in this “best of” program include Dee Dee Bridgewater, the Kurt Elling Quartet, the Dave Brubeck Octet, Benny Golson’s Jazztet, and Terence Blanchard with guest Cassandra Wilson.

The program will include commentary, biographies of featured artists, and full-set performances and will preempt the station’s regularly scheduled jazz programming.

For more information, contact WUIS/WIPA at (217) 206-6516.