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Jazz After Dark July 05, 2016

Spanning the decades with jazz! Selections from the 30s, the 60s, and the 90s.

  • Benny Goodman 
  • The Mills Brothers & Ella Fitzgerald
  • Billie Holiday 
  • Peggy Lee 
  • Django Reinhardt 
  • Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Mundell Lowe And His All Stars 
  • Sam Lazar  *  Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd 
  • Vince Guaraldi 
  • Chico Hamilton 
  • Eva Cassidy 
  • Lew Tabackin
  • Dianne Reeves 
  • Toots Thielemans

Jazz After Dark June 28, 2016

An hour of upbeat jazz for a summer evening!

  • Major Glenn Miller & The American Band Of The Allied Expeditionary Force
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  • Frank Sinatra; Tommy Dorsey; Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  • Jimmy Hamilton
  • Ahmad Jamal
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Keely Smith; Louis Prima
  • Ben Webster & Johnny Hodges
  • Big Miller; Bob Florence Big Band
  • Big Miller; Bob Florence Big Band
  • Cannonball Adderley
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  • Jo Jones
  • Bria Skonberg; Dal Richards; Jamie Croil
  • Chet Baker

Jazz After Dark May 17, 2016

Jazz from the 30’s and 40’s tonight!  

  • Harry Roy & His Orchestra
  • Billie Holiday
  • Benny Goodman
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Charlie Christian
  • Bunny Berigan (Kay Little vocals)
  • Erroll Garner
  • Artie Shaw
  • Glenn Miller
  • Thelonious Monk
  • King Cole Trio
  • Miles Davis
  • Charlie Parker
  • Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, MIlt Jackson
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Getz, Quinichette & Sims


Jazz After Dark May 10, 2016

Great jazz from live performances tonight! 

  • Joe Williams with The Count Basie Orchestra
  • Ella Fitzgerald in Japan 
  • Ramsey Lewis 
  • Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan at Carnegie Hall 
  • George Benson at Carnegie
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet 25th Anniversary Reunion
  • Mel Tormé, the Classic Concert Live
  • Jaki Byard and Tommy Flanagan
  • Toots Thielemans
  • The Taylor Eigsti Trio, Live at Filoli

Jazz After Dark April 19, 2016

Miles Ahead, the new biographical movie about Miles Davis starring Don Cheadle in the title role, opens this week in theaters in Sacramento. A fitting time for Jazz After Dark to feature Miles Davis. Nine Grammy awards, 48 studio albums, 36 live albums: Miles Davis was one of the most influential and creative musicians of all time. We’ll hear selections from some of Miles’ work recorded 1951 – 1958: Bags' Groove * Miles: The New Miles Davis * Blue Moods * Dig * Porgy & Bess * Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet. Then work by others celebrating some of his signature pieces. Eddie Jefferson vocalizing So What, Al Jarreau on Heaven and Earth, and two by Shirley Horn: You Won’t Forget Me, with Miles in a rare performance as sideman, and then Shirley’s version of Summertime. Finally, Maids of Cadiz from the last Miles Davis album, Miles Davis and Quincy Jones Live at Montreux.