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Jazz After Dark January 05, 2016

New Orleans and swing tonight! 1920s to the 1950s. Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines * Sidney Bechet * Sidney Bechet - Martial Solal Quartet * Harry Roy & His Orchestra * Glenn Miller Orchestra * Earl Hines * Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday * Oscar Aleman * Earl Bostic * New Orleans' Own The Dukes of Dixieland * Percy Humphrey's Crescent City Joymakers * Pete Fountain * Ella Fitzgerald * Boots Randolph * Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Jazz After Dark December 29th, 2015

Featuring the music of Porgy & Bess tonight! An encore presentation. George Gershwin’s great jazz/folk opera was a commercial failure at the time, but it lived on and became an American classic spawning several jazz standards, including I Got Plenty of Nothin’, It Ain’t Necessarily So, and Summertime. Tonight we feature those and more, by: Budd Johnson, Bill Pemberton, Oliver Jackson & Earl "Fatha" Hines * Aretha Franklin * Billie Holiday * Ray Charles * Mundell Lowe And His All Stars * Ella Fitzgerald & Russell Garcia * Richard Twardzik & Russ Freeman * Bernt Rosengren * Peggy Lee * Ahmad Jamal * Louis Armstrong & Russell Garcia * Rahsaan Roland Kirk * Jim Hall & Pat Metheny

Jazz After Dark December 08 2015

Jazz 1946 – 68 tonight. Cool, soul, mellow, and more. Metronome All Stars (Frank Sinatra vocals) * Nat King Cole * Vince Guaraldi (Autumn Leaves) * Stan Kenton * Ella Fitzgerald * Illinois Jacquet * Jimmy Giuffre & Jim Hall * Art Blakey * George Benson * Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington * and wrapping it up with guitar by Al Di Meola from 1999. Happy 100th, Frank!

250th Episode of Jazz After Dark: November 24th 2015, 8 pm

For the 250th episode of Jazz After Dark I’m serving up an hour of mainstream jazz from the 30’s and 40’s. Swing with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Earl Hines, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington.  

Live broadcast Tuesday at 8 pm.

Replays Thursday at 11 pm, Friday at midnight, and Saturday at 9 pm.

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Jazz After Dark November 10 2015

Cold weather? Time for bossa nova! Coming up at 8 pm tonight -- Classic performances by: Cal Tjader * Charlie Rouse * Kenny Burrell * Luiz Bonfa, Oscar Castro Neves and Lalo Schifrin * Paul Desmond * Jim Hall * and the master himself, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Vocals by contemporary artists Ana Caram and Eden Atwood, and a selection from a brand new album by Northern California’s own Fabiana Passoni. Jazz After Dark replays Thursdays at 11 pm, and Saturdays at 9 pm.

Jazz After Dark November 03 2015

An hour of upbeat jazz by some great performers tonight, including live concert performances by Gerry Mulligan, Chico Hamilton, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, and Benny Carter. Vocals by Anita O’Day and Ella Fitzgerald. Dorothy Donegan and Robbert Agerbeek romp through lively piano jazz; Buddy DeFranco and Terry Gibbs perform a piece composed by television personality Steve Allen, and then Junior Mance takes it out. Recording dates from 1944 to 2008.