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 171: ALL MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 Edition

Paxahau This weekend's The Progressive Underground is an all-MOVEMENT edition as we feature music from acts who are part of...

The Progressive Underground hosts tribute to DJ/tastemaker and Charivari founder STEVE DUNBAR this Sunday, 8 pm

Charivari Detroit On this Sunday's (May 15), Progressive Underground, we discuss the life and legacy of DJ/tastemaker and Charivari Detroit...

The Progressive Underground Show 169

Blisslife Music On tonight's The Progressive Underground, we bump new material from Junior Boys, River Tiber, Hiatus Kaiyote, Mr. Fingers,...

The Progressive Underground Show 168 feat. JMSN

White Room Records On tonight's show we interview emerging soul crooner (and Michigan native) JMSN and talk about his upcoming...

The Progressive Underground Show 167: Prince

Paisley Park Tonight, The Progressive Underground presents a tribute and celebration of the music of Prince  by delving into deep...

The Progressive Underground Show 166 feat. ST. GERMAIN

St. Germain Music On this weekend's Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell interviews Parisian artist/composer ST. GERMAIN and plays select cuts...

The Progressive Underground Show 165 feat. ANTIBALAS & TAYLOR MCFERRIN

Daptone Records   On this weekend's The Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell interviews globally-renowned Afrobeat orchestra ANTIBALAS and plays selected...

The Progressive Underground Show 164 featuring JOHN OATES (of HALL & OATES)

RCA Music On this episode of The Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell interviews rock and soul icon John Oates of the...

The Progressive Underground Show 163 (Tribute to Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg)

Jive Records On tonight's episode of The Progressive Underground, we do a tribute to the late Malik Taylor aka "Phife...

The Progressive Underground Show 162 feat. KEVIN SAUNDERSON

KMS Music On this weekend's The Progressive Underground, one of techno music's founding fathers Kevin Saunderson stops by to offer up some sample cuts...

On this weekend’s The Progressive Underground: Techno Founding Father Kevin Saunderson

On this weekend's The Progressive Underground, one of techno music's founding fathers Kevin Saunderson stops by to offer up some sample...

The Progressive Underground Show 161 feat. RES

RES Music On this weekend's The Progressive Underground, we interview soul/rock singer RES and sample cuts from her discography.  We...