Jazz After Dark

Live Tuesday 8-9pm
Replays Monday 11pm-Tuesday 12am, 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 February 24th, 2015

Two jazz legends: honoring Clark Terry, and featuring Abbey Lincoln, tonight. Clark Terry, jazz trumpeter and educator, died Feb. 21 at the age of 94. Active from the 1940’s until his last album release in 2005, Terry performed with nearly every major jazz figure of the 20th Century. In the second half hour, some vocals from Abbey Lincoln, singer, songwriter, actress, and civil rights activist, whose career spanned five decades. 

Jazz After Dark February 17th, 2015

Honoring Jimmy Scott tonight. The great jazz ballad singer had a career in two parts: from the late 1940’s to the mid-60’s, and then again from 1991, when he was rediscovered, to about 2004. Jimmy Scott died in June 2014 at the age of 88. In his career he sang with Lionel Hampton and Charlie Parker, among many others, and was much admired by Billie Holiday and Ray Charles. Inexplicably, he was omitted from the 2015 Grammy Awards ‘In Memoriam’ segment.  So perhaps to remember, or maybe to introduce his unique phrasing and style to a new audience, we’re featuring him in our first half hour tonight with selections from 1949, 1960,1992, and 1998. Tonight's lineup: Julie London  *  Jimmy Scott  *  Lester Young/Oscar Peterson Trio  *  Thelonious Monk With Milt Jackson  *  Dizzy Gillespie's Cool Jazz Stars  *  Art Pepper/Chet Baker with Pete Jolly on piano  *  Ella Fitzgerald & Paul Weston and His Orchestra  *  Eddie Davis  *  Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges  *  Toots Thielemans


Jazz After Dark February 10th, 2015

Some of the great ladies of jazz singing tonight! Vocals by Billie Holiday  *  Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five  * Peggy Lee  * Doris Day  * Anita O'Day  * Andrea Wolper with Ken Filiano  *  Dianne Reeves Instrumental interludes by: Earl Hines  *  Lorraine Geller  *  Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges  *  Cannonball Adderley

Jazz After Dark February 3rd, 2015

An Irving Berlin medley, some West coast cool, some Brazilian jazz; great vocals, mellow sax, and more.  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Nat King Cole  *  Charlie Byrd  *  Chet Baker, Bob James, Paul Desmond  *  Stan Getz  *  Art Pepper  *  Dianne Reeves  *  Gerry Mulligan & Jane Duboc  *  Lizz Wright  *  Ron Carter

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


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