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 October 21st, 2014

Live jazz performances tonight by some of the best-known artists. From the Hollywood Bowl, the Sands, or the Savoy, to the basement setting of the Jazz Workshop in Boston, or Earl Hines with his small combo at Dinkler’s Motor Inn in Syracuse, live jazz always has a special feel.   Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Count Basie (Frank Sinatra)  *  Kenny Burrell Trio  *  Gabor Szabo  *  Clark Terry, Jam Session & Oscar Peterson  *  Dave Brubeck  *  Earl Hines  *  Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis & Barney Kessel  *  Ramsey Lewis  *  Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis  *  Bill Frisell

Jazz After Dark October 14th, 2014

Crossing jazz genres tonight: big band  --  hard bop  --  west coast cool  --  jazz funk  --  latin jazz  --   and wherever you want to categorize Oscar Peterson. And a ballad by Ella.

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra  *  Sonny Clark  *  Gerry Mulligan  *  Oscar Peterson Trio  *  George Benson  *  Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass  *  Tito Puente  *  Art Farmer  *  Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers  *  Charlie Byrd And The Washington Guitar Quintet

Jazz After Dark October 7th, 2014

Jazz spanning five decades tonight. Some great guitar pieces by Howard Roberts, Gabor Szabo, Charlie Byrd with Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis, Cassandra Wilson, and Bill Frisell.  Vocals by Ella, sax by Art Pepper and Johnny Hodges; Spanish flute by Jorge Pardo. 

Jazz After Dark September 30th, 2014

Blues jazz, bebop, bossa nova, and a little soul pop tonight.  Ronell Bright Trio  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson  *  Gil Evans  *  Red Garland  *  Benny Carter  *  Cannonball Adderley & Ray Brown  *  Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines  *  Paul Desmond  *  Charles Kynard  *  Jimmy Rosenberg  *  Bireli Lagrene

Jazz After Dark September 23rd, 2014

Jazz greats doing jazz classics tonight!  Thelonious Monk Quintet  *  Benny Goodman  *  Billie Holiday with Bobby Tucker on piano  *  Miles Davis  *  Louis Armstrong  *  Duke Ellington with Johnny Hodges  *  John Coltrane  *  Charlie Byrd & Stan Getz  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & The Orchestra & Quincy Jones  *  Earl "Fatha" Hines & Johnny Hodges  *  Dave Brubeck Quartet  *  Lee Morgan

Jazz After Dark September 16th, 2014

West Coast cool jazz, plus some great vocalists, and more: Toots Thielemans  *  Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson Trio  *  Benny Carter  *  Stan Getz & J. J. Johnson with the Oscar Peterson Trio  *  Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan with Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans  *  Ella Fitzgerald & The Jimmy Jones Trio  *  Oscar Peterson with Joe Pass  *  Helen Merrill  *  Diana Krall  *  Butch Thompson

Jazz After Dark September 9th, 2014

A sampling of 1950’s jazz! Most of tonight’s selections are from 1957. Vocals by Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Anita O’Day. Ben Webster, Art Pepper, Paul Gonsalves, Gerry Mulligan on sax. Clark Terry on trumpet, Art Blakey and Max Roach on drums. 

Jazz After Dark September 2nd, 2014

Two featured artists tonight. Charlie Rouse, long-time member of Thelonious Monk’s band, doing two Monk songs in the first half hour. Birélli Lagrene, French guitarist whose style has ranged across the spectrum of 1980’s jazz, in the second half. All mixed in with some funk, soul, and R&B from George Benson; plus, Ella with Joe Pass. 

Jazz After Dark August 26th, 2014

Jazz fusion tonight: classical overtones. From Miles Davis to Duke Ellington, and featuring Claude Bolling in the second half hour. From Brubeck to Bach!

Jazz After Dark August 19th, 2014

Jazz old and new, some blues jazz, and summertime bossa nova!  Bolyki Brothers  *  Swing de Gitanes  *  Red Garland  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Jim Hall  *  Lorraine Geller  *  Lou Donaldson  *  Billie Poole  *  Cannonball Adderley  *  Oscar Peterson  *  Howard Roberts  *  Lalo Schifrin  *  Shirley Horn


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