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, Eric Dolphy, Douglas Ewart, Von Freeman, Rene Ford, Kenny Garrett, Abdullah Ibrahim, George Lewis, Abbey Lincoln, Myra Melford, Moveable Feast, Nina Simone, 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.

Interviews with jazz artists and jazz calendar updates are a regular feature of this show. To access a regularly updated jazz calendar, edited by KFAI volunteer Pamela Espeland, click here.

The "Von Freeman Moment" is being transitioned and YOUR suggestions for a Lving Jazz Legend you'd like to hear every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. is being requested. Please send your suggestions for the next "??? Moment" to I look forward to hearing from you!

Recent Playlists

4/20/2013 Collective Eye

Collective Eye features an interview with Craig Taborn, pianist/composer and a prodigy from Golden Valley, MN. 


4/13/2013 Collective Eye

Featured artist,via telephone interview, today is Michael Johnson, singer/guitarist/Red House Recording artist.  His new release Moonlit Deja' V

4/6/2013 Collective Eye

The Collective Eye is celebrating 25 years on the air – 1989 – 2013, and

3/30/2013 Collective Eye
3/23/2013 Collective Eye

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3/16/2013 Collective Eye

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