Denny Farrell in the CJNU Studio on a visit to Winnipeg in 2019
Denny Farrell hosts The Original Big Band Showcase heard on Sundays at 6pm (8pm during the summer); and Late Night Chicago Radio heard Fridays at 11pm, right here on CJNU.
Meet your host, Denny Farrell, Big Band Hall of Fame Inductee and Winner of the national Ballroom & Entertainment Association’s Award for his outstanding radio shows. Denny is one of Chicago’s “very own.” Denny Farrell is rated as one of the top broadcasters in the world in his very distinctive format that combines swing, sweet, Dixieland and Jazz.
Denny’s background is like a Who’s Who in the big band and jazz industry. Announcing chores have tied him to such greats as Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Sammy Kaye, Bob Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ralph Marterie, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Guy Lombardo, Maynard Ferguson, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Norvo, Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, Artie Shaw, Johnny Desmond, Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle, Buddy Morrow, The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Larry O’Brien, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Lee Castle, only to name a few.
Denny Farrell’s Original Big Band Showcase covers all of the great Big Bands and Jazz Groups of our times from the Roaring Twenties, 30’s 40’s 50’s and today. The Original Big Band Showcase is broadcast around the world on various AM and FM radio stations, along with the internet, and is considered the best link to the past with door wide open to the future for top quality musicians and artists. Come on into the Old Study – what can I play for you?
Denny in the studio in Chicago