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
If you're looking for a mix of Swing with a sizeable chunk of Big Band, "KCEA-FM Big Band Swing (OC3)" is worth checking out.
Top Artists: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey
Alltime Oldies - Radio Music channel
- www.alltimeoldies.com 64k
There is a fairly even mix of styles on this station. Mostly it plays a mixture of Big Band and Swing, but also a fair amount of Vocal can be heard.
Top Artists: Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey
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, Helen Kane, Sophie Tucker, 20th Century
EuropaRadioJAzz's Broadcast 320kbps
- www.rogueamoeba.com 320k
On this station you may expect to hear a lot of Big Band and Swing but also some Vocal too.
Top Artists: Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Harry James, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson
- 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
Public Domain Jazz - Swiss Internet Radio - Shoutcast Streaming Technology by www.init7.net
- radio.publicdomainproject.org 128k
If you're looking for plenty of Swing with a little Big Band and Vocal too, then this station won't disappoint.
Top Artists: Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman
Radio Swing Worldwide
- radioswingworldwide.com 128k
This station favors the genres of Big Band and Swing, but it has a reasonable slice of Vocal in its playlist too.
Top Artists: Bing Crosby, Fats Waller, Harry James and His Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
- worldjazzfederation.com 320k
On "BBS" you may expect to hear a lot of Vocal and Easy Listening but also some Big Band too.
Top Artists: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Diana Krall, Perry Como, Tony Bennett
Sinfonian Radio 1898 - 128kbs
- www.sinfonianradio.com 128k
Plays mostly Big Band and also some Swing and Marches.
Top Artists: Chicago, Luciano Pavarotti, Maynard Ferguson, Andy Griffith, Paul and Storm
Diveky Radio * jazz
- www.divekyradio.hu 128k
Mostly, "Diveky Radio * jazz" plays Swing but there is also reasonable amount of Big Band to enjoy.
Top Artists: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
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