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 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

Jazz After Dark July 8th, 2014

Some jazz blues, some funk, some boogaloo, some great vocals. Oscar Peterson  *  Terry Gibbs  *  The Howard Roberts Quartet  *  George Benson  *  Lou Donaldson  *  Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass  *  June Katz  *  Joe Williams  *  Kevin Mahogany  *  Diana Krall

Jazz After Dark July 1st, 2014

The great Billy Strayhorn composed many jazz classics during his partnership with Duke Ellington. This show features mostly Strayhorn’s compositions, performed by Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi, Count Basie with Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, and Terell Stafford, in addition to performances by Ellington, Johnny Hodges, and Strayhorn himself. 

Jazz After Dark June 24th, 2014

The songs and melodies of Cole Porter tonight -- performed by: Ella Fitzgerald  *  Count Basie  *  Billie Holiday  *  Art Pepper  *  Billy Bauer  *  Lem Winchester & Ramsey Lewis Trio  *  Tony Bennett And The Count Basie Orchestra  *  Terry Gibbs  *  Coleman Hawkins  *  Julie London  *  Betty Carter  *  Diana Krall  *  The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Jazz After Dark June 17th, 2014

Featuring Johnny Hodges, and Earl Hines in the first half hour, then some 1970’s jazz-classical fusion with works by Jim Hall, Hubert Laws, and Claude Bolling. Vocals by Ella Fitzgerald and Dianne Reeves. 

Jazz After Dark June 10th, 2014

An hour of great jazz performances: Miles Davis  *  Pete Fountain  *  Ahmad Jamal  *  Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson  *  Sergio Mendes  *  Joe Morello  *  Paul Desmond  *  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Clark Terry & Chico O'Farrill  *  Stanley Turrentine  *  Sarah Vaughan  *  Gerry Mulligan

Jazz After Dark June 3rd, 2014

An hour of jazz piano!  Fats Waller  *  Earl Hines  *  Erroll Garner  *  Art Tatum  *  Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell & Kenny Clarke  *  Mose Allison  *  Winifred Atwell  *  Eubie Blake  *  Claude Bolling  *  Dave Brubeck  *  Paul Gonsalves/Earl Hines  *  Ella Fitzgerald  *  Butch Thompson  *  Abdullah Ibrahim  *  Piano Connection & Marcs Boogie


Jazz After Dark May 27th, 2014

Four virtuoso performers tonight: Stuff Smith on violin (and vocals)  *  Oscar Peterson on piano  *  Miles Davis on trumpet  *  Shirley Horn, vocals and piano. 

Jazz After Dark May 20th, 2014

Some vocals by Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, and Ella Fitzgerald; some cool jazz from Miles Davis, Billy Taylor, Kenny Burrell, and Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker. A little funk from Howard Roberts. It’s an eclectic hour of mellow jazz tonight.


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