Category Archives: Theatre

“Jammin’ with Jamie” on Hiatus Until September

Hi, everyone!

WNUR is undergoing renovations, so Jammin’ with Jamie will be taking a break until September. Check back here to find out when we’ll be jammin’ again!

Thank you, Jammers, for your patience as WNUR continues to improve your listening (and jammin’) experience. I hope you consider jammin’ with us when we resume jammin’ Saturdays at 7 am ET/6 am CT on 89.3 WNUR FM! If you want to hear it in the meantime, let me know: I record every show and will happily send it to you! For more information about Jammin’ with Jamie, go here!

Thank you for reading, listening, and “jammin’,”
Jamie Lee

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Sizzling Summer Songs”!

Hi, everyone!

In one of our many grand Jammin’ with Jamie traditions, break out your sunscreen, sunglasses, and short sleeves, because now that the heat and humidity are up, we’re going to again salute this sunny season with some…

Let’s heat things up!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Job Jams”!

Hi, everyone!

We’re celebrating the 4th of July on Jammin’ with Jamie, though in a different way than you might expect.

Since we jammed to politically-adjacent pieces recently, we’re going tackle this jam session from a different angle. We’re going to turn our focus to a subject that gets a lot of political attention from every side of the proverbial aisle.

So spruce up your resume and brush up on your interview skills, because we’re going to be jammin’ to some…

You’re hired!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Location Lyrics”!

Hi, everyone!

At this time of year, many of us travel, whether for day trips or full-blown vacations.

It’s time for the next leg of our Jammin’ with Jamie road trip that we started last week!

We’re already packed, so let’s set off!

Set your destination…

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Travel Tunes (2017)”!

Hi, everyone!

At this time of year, many of us travel, whether for day trips or full-blown vacations.

We’ve done this a couple times before, which means we have some “frequent Jammer miles” on this Jammin’ with Jamie theme. This will be the first part of a two-part jam session, so make sure you stay with us next week, too!

No need to pack anything: just bring your singing voice and your senses of humor and adventure as we head out toward the horizon with a trunk full of trailblazing…

Let’s head out!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Rise Up Refrains”!

Hi, everyone!

Here at Jammin’ with Jamie, we jam to a lot of songs celebrating people (and other individuals) who take a stand. So I’ve decided to gather a whole group of them to create a powerful demonstration of…

What do we want?!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Politically-Adjacent Pieces”!

Hi, everyone!

There’s been a lot of grassroots political action lately. People who are generally not politically active have been spurred to action.

We’ve done this a couple times before, and I’ve “elected” to do it again!

So whether you’re marching in this year’s Pride Parade, giving a speech, or calling your representatives to voice your opinion, we’re here to give you the perfect background music with a party––– pun intended––– of…

Cast your vote!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Duped Ditties”!

Hi, everyone!

I just did a musical improv show at iO in Chicago as part of the group “Charge Me Up”! Check out our performance!

We have another show Monday, April 10, at 10:30 pm! Want to come? Get tickets here!

April Fools might be over, but we’re going to keep celebrating on Jammin’ with Jamie, and that’s no joke!

No kidding: it’s time to jam to a deck of…

No foolin’!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Misfit Melodies”!

Hi, everyone!

Thank you all so much, Jammers, for tuning in for and participating in Elliott Serrano’s and my conversation about Pee-wee’s Big Holiday to celebrate the film’s one-year anniversary! Elliott and I had a wonderful and fun conversation…

… that has been immortalized on YouTube!

If you’re a Jammin’ with Jamie Jammer, it’s safe to say that you’re anything but typical… just like me!

But bands of misfits make the best music! And we’re going to prove that once and for all by jammin’ to a mix of…

Weirdos unite!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’ Anniversary Celebration (with Special Guest Elliott Serrano)”!

Hi, everyone!

On March 18, 2016, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, starring Pee-wee Herman, debuted on Netflix. That makes this Saturday the film’s one-year anniversary!

In honor of Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’s big anniversary, here’s a picture of my foil ball! It’s been growing since February 19, 2015, and now has 100 pieces of foil!

So… “Let’s see how big my foil ball is today!”

Pee-wee Herman: “It’s THIS tall!”

Given how much I talked about the film before its release… years before its release… how big of a Pee-wee Herman fan I am in general (Exibit A! Exibit B! Exibit C!), and the fact that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’s anniversary falls on a Saturday, I just can’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate!

So why don’t you join us this week for our grand…

“Why don’t YOU?!”