Jazz After Dark

Live Tuesday 8-9pm
Replays Monday 10-11pm, Friday 3-4pm, Saturday 9-10pm


20th-century jazz--each show featuring instrumental and vocal jazz, usually presented in historical sequence. Occasionally contemporary, sometimes much older selections, lots from the 1940s to the 1980s. Some big band and swing, lots of cool jazz and West Coast, some fusion, a little bebop. Usually some boogie woogie, blues, bossa nova. Always something by Ella.

Jazz After Dark January 27th, 2015

It’s winter? Let’s go to Brazil! Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, and more tonight. Rosemary Clooney & John Pizzarelli  *  Tania Maria  *  Herbie Mann  *  Jorge Ben  *  João Gilberto & Stan Getz  *  Stan Getz & João Gilberto  *  Lalo Schifrin  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Paul Desmond  *  Frank Sinatra  *  Gabor Szabo  * Ron Carter

Jazz After Dark January 20th, 2015

Piano, clarinet, sax, guitar and vocals: six decades of jazz tonight.  Erroll Garner  *  Artie Shaw  *  Benny Goodman  *  Earl Bostic  *  Ahmad Jamal  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Paul Gonsalves & Enrique Villegas  *  Dave Brubeck  *  Dianne Reeves  *  David Benoit  *  Bireli Lagrene

Jazz After Dark January 13th, 2015

Great 60’s and 70’s jazz tonight!  Dave Brubeck  *  Eddie Harris  *  Grover Washington Jr.  *  John Klemmer  *  Joe Pass with Ella Fitzgerald  *  Gerry Mulligan  *  Louise Tobin, Peanuts Hucko, Randy Sandke, Al Grey, John Bunch, Jack Lesberg & Jake Hanna  *  Al Di Meola  *  Jimmy Cobb   *  Paco De Lucía, John McLaughlin & Al Di Meola

Jazz After Dark January 6th, 2015

Commemorating Buddy DeFranco tonight. Plus a vocal set with Peggy Lee, Jimmy Rushing, and Ella Fitzgerald, some duets by Brubeck and Desmond, and Art Pepper. It’s cool jazz and bebop, in honor of one of our great jazz clarinetists.  Earl Hines  *   Peggy Lee  *  Jimmy Rushing  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Art Pepper  *  The Buddy DeFranco Quartet  *  The Buddy DeFranco Quintet  *  Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond  *  Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Jazz After Dark December 30th, 2014

Special rebroadcast: commemorating Dave Brubeck. Originally played Dec 11 2012. 

Jazz After Dark December 23rd, 2014

Taking a look back at old-fashioned jazz tonight! Performers from the 1940’s to the present day, doing ragtime, New Orleans, and more. Preservation Hall Jazz Band  *  Joshua Rifkin  *  Dick Hyman  *  Pete Fountain  *  Tony Parenti  *  Billie & DeDe Pierce  *  Louis Armstrong  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Frank Sinatra  *  Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Illinois Jacquet  *  Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra  *  New Orleans' Own The Dukes of Dixieland

Jazz After Dark December 16th, 2014

Featuring the music of Porgy & Bess tonight! 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 9th, 2014

Jazz with some funk and blues tonight! Cassandra Wilson  *  The Vince Guaraldi Quartet  *  The Howard Roberts Quartet  *  Budd Johnson, Bill Pemberton, Jimmy Rushing, Oliver Jackson & Earl "Fatha" Hines  *  Hubert Laws  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Lucky Thompson  *  Paul Desmond, Modern Jazz Quartet  *  Ramsey Lewis  *  Eddie Henderson

Jazz After Dark December 2nd, 2014

It’s toe-tapping jazz tonight, songs from across four decades. Roll up the carpet, move the table out of the way, and dance like nobody’s watching! Earl Bostic  *  Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges  *  Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete  *  Bruce Reitherman & Phil Harris  *  Frank Sinatra  *  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  *  New Orleans' Own The Dukes of Dixieland  *  Boots Randolph  *  Stuff Smith  *  Louise Tobin, Peanuts Hucko  *  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Jazz After Dark November 25th, 2014

Featuring the works of Gershwin tonight!  Vocals by Billie Holiday, Felicia Sanders, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Scott, Tony Bennett, and Bucky Pizzarelli. Instrumental works by Glenn Miller, Oscar Aleman, Benny Goodman, Marian McPartland, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Pete Fountain, and Mongo Santamaria. All songs by George and/or Ira Gershwin.


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