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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.

Jazz After Dark April 12, 2016

New Orleans jazz tonight! Pete Fountain * Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday * Louis Armstrong * Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band * Gerry Mulligan Quartet * Percy Humphrey's Crescent City Joymakers * Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington * Bobby Hackett * Louis Prima * James Rivers * New Orleans' Own The Dukes of Dixieland * James Rivers * Preservation Hall Jazz Band * Roy Clark & Joe Pass

Jazz After Dark April 05, 2016

First some cool jazz from Gerry Mulligan, then Ella sings the blues. Gabor Szabo on guitar, Frank Wess performs on flute, Toots Thielemans is live on harmonica. Eva Cassidy duets with Chuck Brown, Etta Jones performs live with Houston Person. Winston Walls and Brother Jack McDuff have Georgia on their minds, on the organ. Taylor Eigsti is live at Filoli; yes, he was 16 years old when this was recorded…. And then Rodrigo y Gabriela do some dazzling guitar and violin.