Remembering Chicago Jazz Legend And Champion Joe Segal

The creator of “Jazz Showcase” and an ardent promoter of jazz in Chicago died Monday at the age of 94.

Joe Segal
Joe Segal, owner of the Jazz Showcase since 1947, chats with a customer before the start of the evening show. James Jordan / Flickr
Joe Segal
Joe Segal, owner of the Jazz Showcase since 1947, chats with a customer before the start of the evening show. James Jordan / Flickr

Remembering Chicago Jazz Legend And Champion Joe Segal

The creator of “Jazz Showcase” and an ardent promoter of jazz in Chicago died Monday at the age of 94.

Joe Segal, the founder of Jazz Showcase in Chicago, died this week at the age of 94. Reset talks with local jazz legend George Freeman, famed jazz DJ Richard Steele and the Jazz Institute’s Heather Ireland Robinson about Segal’s life and his contributions to the city’s music scene.

GUESTS: Heather Ireland Robinson, executive director of the Jazz Institute of Chicago

Richard Steele, former radio host and DJ

George Freeman, jazz guitarist