Indiana's impact on a seminal early Miles Davis record, the sound of West Coast jazz, and the rise of jazz education.
How Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael helped write the Great American Songbook, and how two Indiana vocal groups helped influence the sound of modern pop.
Exploring the lost world of 20th century Indianapolis jazz and the ways in which its musical influence continues to reverberate throughout today's jazz scene.
How a college-town springtime in the Jazz Age Midwest paved the way for two legends in the making.
In the 1920s hot jazz swept Indiana's campuses—and a Richmond record label introduced the world to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Hoagy Carmichael.
From ragtime to the rise of jazz education, the state of Indiana played a significant part in shaping the sound of modern jazz.
It's really no mystery: Night Lights relies on listeners like you to keep the stories and sounds of classic jazz on the air and online.
It was 1961, and America had a new, young president...the Cold War turned up a notch…and jazz continued to evolve in ear-opening ways.
In the 1960s cornetist Don Cherry, who had to come to fame as a member of Ornette Coleman’s quartet, began to forge his own musical path.
Night Lights welcomes the return of the television series MAD MEN this week with a program devoted to popular jazz from the era in which the show takes place.