Jazz After Dark

Live Tuesday 8-9pm
Replays Monday 6-7pm, 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 Apr 15th, 2014
jazz After Dark April 8th, 2014

Special program tonight! In honor of a new biography of Cal Tjader, jazz vibe virtuoso and Latin Jazz genius from Northern California, author S. Duncan Reid provided us with a great playlist of Tjader’s works. The book: Cal Tjader, The Life and Recordings of the Man Who Revolutionized Latin Jazz. 30 years of Tjader’s music, coming up tonight at 8 pm on Jazz After Dark. 

Jazz After Dark for 8pm on Apr 1st, 2014
Jazz After Dark March 25th, 2014

Jazz across five decades. Some sax by Sam Butera, Paul Gonsalvez, Johnny Hodges, and Gerry Mulligan. Piano by Thelonious Monk, Vince Guaraldi, and Butch Thompson. Vocals by Etta Jones, and Ella Fitzgerald. And a special thank-you to Toots Thielemans, 91 years old, as he retires after 65 years of jazz harmonica and whistling!

Jazz After Dark March 18th, 2014

Jazz classics tonight!  Billie Holiday  *  Erroll Garner  *   Art Pepper  *   Mel Tormé  *   Louis Prima And Keely Smith  *   Cannonball Adderley  *   Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson Trio  *   Louis Armstrong  *   Ella Fitzgerald  *   Jimmy Smith  *   Gabor Szabo  *   Earl Hines  *   Donald Byrd 

Jazz After Dark March 11th, 2014

One of our great contemporary jazz artists, Dianne Reeves has a new album out: Beautiful Life, released Feb 2014. Anything by this incredibly talented singer is worth celebrating! Her vocal range is phenomenal. The first half of the hour is devoted to jazz from the 1950’s and early 60’s. Charlie Shavers, Pepper with Baker; Ella Fitzgerald, Clark Terry with Thelonious Monk, Mulligan, and more. The second half features songs by Dianne Reeves from the last 15 years.


Jazz After Dark March 4th, 2014

Honoring the guitar artistry of Paco de Lucia, flamenco and jazz guitarist, who died February 25 2014.  Wes Montgomery  *  Ella Fitzgerald with Joe Pass  *  Al Di Meola , John McLaughlin, and Paco De Lucía  *  The Rosenberg Trio  *  Bucky Pizzarelli  * 

Jazz After Dark February 25th, 2014

Jazz legends!  Gene Krupa  * Dizzy Gillespie  *  Anita O'Day  *  Oscar Peterson  *  Jimmy Smith  *  Stan Getz & Gary McFarland  *  Count Basie & Joe Williams  *  Ella Fitzgerald   *  Johnny Hodges  * Lena Horne  *  Willie Bobo  *  Gabor Szabo

Jazz After Dark February 18th, 2014

It’s West Coast cool jazz tonight, featuring Paul Desmond. The master of smooth alto jazz from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Take Five, Take Ten, some bossa nova, and more.  With Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, and selections from his solo albums. 

Jazz After Dark February 11th, 2014

Some jazz funk, some Latin, bossa nova, soul, and some standards tonight.


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