Collective Eye

"Presenting improvisational music from the ancient (Africa) to the future (all galaxies)."

The Collective Eye features improvisational music of resident, regional and international jazz artists such as Dee Alexander, Betty Carter, Marc Cary, Debbie Duncan, Roberto Fonseca, Von Freeman, Craig Handy, Abbey Lincoln, Myra Melford, Jason Moran, Gregory Porter, Sun Ra, Arturo Sandoval, Cecil McLorin Salvant, Donald & Faye Washington, and Irv Williams, to name just a few. See Playlists for a full picture of the collective consciousness Janis shares with listeners every Saturday afternoon.

Fellow KFAI programmers J.Otis Powell, Cory Washington, Emily Krumberger, Andy Arsham and Tarik Thornton can also be heard as "Guest Hosts" on the Collective Eye - bringing their own brand of collective consciousness.

Interviews with jazz artists and jazz calendar updates are a regular feature of this show. To schedule an interview or have a jazz gig added to the jazz calendar updates, send email to, with "Interview" or "Jazz Calendar" in the "Subject" line. 

The "Von Freeman Moment" ended in 2011. YOUR suggestions for a Lving Jazz Legend you'd like to hear every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. are welcomed. Please send your suggestions  to Hit me up with ideas, please!

Recent Playlists

7/19/2014 Collective Eye
Guest host:  J.
7/12/2014 Collective Eye

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7/5/2014 Collective Eye

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6/28/2014 Collective Eye
6/21/2014 Collective Eye

Homage is paid to Horace Silver on today's Collective Eye.

6/14/2014 Collective Eye
6/7/2014 Collective Eye
5/31/2014 Collective Eye

Ron Burgundy be damned—it’s Jazz Flute Day, brought to you by Cousin Andy.

5/24/2014 Collective Eye

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5/17/2014 Collective Eye

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