Chris Campbell is a broadcast personality/nationally-renowned tastemaker and host of the multi-genre electronic music program The Progressive Underground. He is also a correspondent for NPR (National Public Radio) curating global underground music for national segments such as "Heavy Rotation" and "Songs We Love."  Campbell is the host of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s “Paradise Jazz Series,” “Concerts at the Cube,” and is co-host of the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre’s “Jazzy Wednesdays Summer Concert Series.”   

He has also hosted events including the Detroit International Jazz Festival, Charivari Detroit Electronic Music Fest and has curated/hosted Detroit Performs LIVE on WTVS-Channel 56 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), along with hosting/moderating a variety of concerts, industry showcases, artist album releases, panel discussions, movie screenings, and press unveilings.

Campbell is also an author and music journalist who has written for national and international publications such as Smooth Jazz News, Upscale, and Examiner.  He is a published author as his books “The Essential Neo-Soul” and “Essential Neo-Soul 2.0” spotlight the modern-day progressive soul music movement and are the only publications of their kind to cover the history of the modern/alternative soul community.

The Progressive Underground Show 182 feat. MALIK ALSTON

Starpointe Photography On tonight's episode of The Progressive Underground, we interview producer/composer/singer/multi-instrumentalist MALIK ALSTON and bump tracks from his musical...

The Progressive Underground Show 181

Alison Crockett Music   On tonight's The Progressive Underground, we bump tracks from Alison Crockett (pictured), Apple Bottom, Count Bass...

The Progressive Underground Show 180 feat. BLACK BOTTOM COLLECTIVE

Cybelle Codish On this weekend's The Progressive Underground (TPU), host Chris Campbell delves into the musical discography and interviews Detroit-based R...

On this weekend’s The Progressive Underground: groundbreaking Detroit-based super-group BLACK BOTTOM COLLECTIVE

Black Bottom Collective On this weekend's The Progressive Underground (TPU), host Chris Campbell delves into the musical discography and interviews Detroit-based...

The Progressive Underground Show 179 feat. MONICA BLAIRE & LEAF ERIKSON

Monica Blaire Music On this edition of the Progressive Underground, we interview soul songstress MONICA BLAIRE who will discuss her...

The Progressive Underground Show 178: Charivari Detroit 2016 edition

Charivari Detroit On this episode of the Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell interviews Todd Johnson, Theresa Hill & Grant Gray,...

The Progressive Underground Show 177

Cubanita Groove Records On this weekend's The Progressive Underground, we play new and exotic cuts from Josue Perzel, The Avalanches,...

The Progressive Underground Show 176 feat. HESTON

Heston Music On tonight's installment of The Progressive Underground, we interview emerging soul crooner HESTON and play cuts from his...

The Progressive Underground 175 feat. IAN FINKELSTEIN

Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe: Ian Finkelstein On this episode of the Progressive Underground, we interview composer/pianist/electronic and nu-jazz artist IAN...

The Progressive Underground Show 174

Swing Out Sister On tonight's The Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell introduces new music from Ian Finkelstein, Byron the Aquarius,...

The Progressive Underground Show 173 feat. JOHN ‘JAMMIN’ COLLINS (UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE)

Underground Resistance On this episode of The Progressive Underground, techno legend John 'Jammin' Collins (of Underground Resistance), Tec-Troit founder and...

The Progressive Underground Show 172 feat. SHAHIDA MAUSI-JOHNSON

The Right Productions Inc. On tonight's Progressive Underground, we interview Right Productions INC, CEO/President Shahida Mausi Johnson who will discuss...