Jazz After Dark

Live Tuesday 8-9pm
Replays Monday 10-11pm, 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 for 8pm on Sep 16th, 2014
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

Jazz After Dark August 12th, 2014

Jazz standards by some great artists tonight: In The Mood  -  Honeysuckle Rose  -  Take The A Train  -  Basin Street Blues  -  I Got Rhythm  -  Sweet Georgia Brown  -  Body And Soul  -  Stompin' At the Savoy  -  'S Wonderful  -  Them There Eyes  -  Summertime [Live]  -  Fascinating Rhythm


Jazz After Dark August 5th, 2014

West coast jazz, cool jazz, blues jazz, plus vocals by Annie Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Poole. Ramsey Lewis, Thelonious Monk, and Allen Toussaint on piano. 

Jazz After Dark July 29th, 2014

Soul and blues jazz, mambo, boogaloo, and more!  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Dizzy Gillespie  *  The Oscar Peterson Trio  *  Erroll Garner  *  Lou Donaldson  *  Oscar Peterson  *  Baby Face Willette  *  Howard Roberts  *  June Katz  *  Kevin Mahogany  *  Shirley Horn  *  Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Jazz After Dark July 22nd, 2014

Featured artist in our first half hour tonight: Cannonball Adderley, performing pieces with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans. Then some sax by Johnny Hodges, guitar by Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall, piano by Earl Hines and Butch Thompson, and Ella live from  Montreux. 

Jazz After Dark July 15th, 2014

Great jazz performances tonight: clarinet, sax, piano, organ, vibes; vocals by Ella Fitzgerald and Al Jarreau. Artie Shaw  *  Pete Fountain  *  Gerry Mulligan  *  Earl "Fatha" Hines  *  Shirley Scott with Stanley Turrentine  *  Paul Desmond  *  Modern Jazz Quartet  *  Miles Davis  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Al Jarreau


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