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August 12, 2015

 

Oscar Peterson

And On Piano, Oscar Peterson…

Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson would have turned 90 this week. We'll be saluting him by showcasing his work with Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and more.

July 24, 2015

 

Joe Williams

Count Basie and the Singers

This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.

June 19, 2015

 

Jose James - Yesterday I Had the Blues

Recent Releases for 2015

We're rounding up some recent vocal jazz releases from Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, and more.

May 22, 2015

 

Hammerstein and Berlin

The Oscar Hammerstein Songbook

On this week's program, our spotlight is on the music and career of one of America's greatest lyricists: Oscar Hammerstein II.

April 24, 2015

 

Peggy Lee Black Coffee

I Get a Kick: Vices in Popular Song

On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

April 17, 2015

 

johnnymercer

The Jazz Singer-Songwriters

On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.

April 10, 2015

 

Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Leonard Feather

Billie Holiday and the Big Bands

A spotlight on Lady Day's time fronting big bands, including those of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.

April 3, 2015

 

Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics

Tributes to the Lady

For Billie Holiday's centennial, we're exploring the many tribute albums created for "Lady Day"

October 28, 2013

 

Sheet music for the song

Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

September 24, 2013

 

Herb Jeffries singing with the Duke Ellington orchestra

Herb Jeffries At 100

Celebrating the centennial of the singer, actor, and last surviving member of Duke Ellington's early-1940s big band.

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