Seattle Office of Film + Music

February 7, 2011, 1:04 pm
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NPR Music
For three weeks in January, local radio station KPLU, its all-jazz webstreaming site and NPR Music asked listeners for help in developing a list of the 100 quintessential jazz songs of all time–and today, this “Jazz 100” will be revealed. Starting February 7, listeners will be able to view the list in its entirety and can even stream the whole jazzy repertoire at KPLU, Jazz24 and NPR’s web portals. Over 2,800 people submitted song titles for consideration in “The Jazz 100,” yielding 1,500 unique tunes that the KPLU/Jazz24 staff painstakingly narrowed down to create a public voting ballot. After more than 11,000 cast their votes, the final list was decided. “This is the biggest online response we’ve ever seen from listeners and visitors,” says Joey Cohn, KPLU Director of Content. “This really struck a chord (no pun intended) with people [and] I think what we now have is the most definitive list of the greatest jazz songs of all-time.” For more information, follow the above link and be sure to check out “The Jazz 100” when it goes live today!

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