Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.
This week, we check in on the latest in vocal jazz by featuring the Grammy nominees for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Album for 2015.
New and recent releases from Dianne Reeves, Jane Ira Bloom, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and more.
This week on Afterglow we’ll usher in the holidays with music recorded during the past two decades .
Afterglow surveys another round of new and recent releases.
Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.
Christmas is celebrated with music from Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Dianne Reeves, and many more
Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton is celebrated this week with selections from a new Mosaic Records anthology of his late-1930s small group recordings.
Happy holidays from all of us at WFIU! This week on Afterglow we celebrate the season with our annual "Songs of the Season: Christmas" program.
This week on Afterglow we focus on Billy Strayhorn, the co-writer who played a very important part in The Duke Ellington Orchestra's sound.