Big Band radio stations feature a type of Jazz music played (as the name suggests) by 'big' bands, with ensembles of typically 10-25 musicians playing trombones, saxaphones and trumpets with singers. Big Band music grew out of the Swing music that was fashionable in the 1920s and 30s, and it remains popular to this day. Big Bands feature Big Band music is usually arranged in advance rather than improvised, although it does feature short improvisations. Popular artists featured on Big Band online radio stations include Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.)
KCEA-FM Big Band Swing (OC3)
- www.kcea.org 80k
This is station that specialises in a mix of Swing and Big Band.
Top Artists: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey
- worldjazzfederation.com 320k
There is a fairly even mix of styles on "BBS". Mostly it plays a mixture of Big Band and Vocal, but also a fair amount of Swing can be heard.
Top Artists: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Diana Krall, Etta James, Tony Bennett
Alltime Oldies - Radio Music channel
- www.alltimeoldies.com 64k
On this station you may expect to hear a lot of Big Band and Swing but also some Vocal too.
Top Artists: Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey
Public Domain Jazz - Swiss Internet Radio - Shoutcast Streaming Technology by www.init7.net
- radio.publicdomainproject.org 128k
Plenty of Swing with a reasonable amount of Big Band and Vocal too.
Top Artists: Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman
20th Century Radio
- www.20thcenturyradio.com 64k
The output of "20th Century Radio" is an equal mix of Big Band and Swing, with a smaller amount of Easy Listening played now and again.
Top Artists: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Helen Kane, 20th Century
Radio Swing Worldwide
- radioswingworldwide.com 128k
On "Radio Swing Worldwide" you may expect to hear a lot of Big Band and Swing but also some Vocal too.
Top Artists: Bing Crosby, Fats Waller, Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Larry Clinton & His Orchestra, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
- www.calvaryacademy.com 96k
The output of "CCA Radio" is an equal mix of Big Band and Swing, with a smaller amount of Vocal played now and again.
Top Artists: Bing Crosby, Johann Sebastian Bach, Duke Ellington, Franz Schubert, Sláinte
Classic 960 KABL Radio - San Francisco
- www.kabl960.com 128k
This station favors the genres of Vocal and Easy Listening, but it has a reasonable slice of Big Band in its playlist too.
Top Artists: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Carmen McRae, Count Basie, Sammy Davis Jr.
Sinfonian Radio 1898 - 128kbs
- www.sinfonianradio.com 128k
Most of the time "Sinfonian Radio 1898 - 128kbs" plays Big Band, but expect some Swing and Pop Rock too.
Top Artists: Chicago, Luciano Pavarotti, Maynard Ferguson, Andy Griffith, Paul and Storm
Tell Them Radio
- www.tellthemradio.com 128k
This station favors the genres of Vocal and Swing, but it has a reasonable slice of Big Band in its playlist too.
Top Artists: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Doris Day, The Andrews Sisters, Annette Hanshaw
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