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September 13, 2013

 

Dorsey Pied Pipers

The Big Bands’ Vocal Groups

At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.

October 20, 2010

 

Buselli-Wallarab Mezzanine

A Mezzanine and a Casino: Buselli-Wallarab and Claude Thornhill

Something old, something new: live radio broadcasts of the Claude Thornhill big band, and a recent release from the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra.

September 29, 2007

 

Fall trees in Brown County by a lake

Songs of the Season: Autumn

This week on Afterglow it’s our annual songs-of-the-season ode to autumn with many classic performers of jazz and American popular song.

December 16, 2006

 

Snow falling

Look Out The Window!

Warm up for the season with Afterglow's “Look Out the Window!”, with music celebrating the start of winter and the holidays.

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