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October 13, 2013


Gerry Mulligan's Night Lights album cover

Night Lights’ Theme Songs: Mary Lou Williams And Gerry Mulligan

What's the music you hear each week at the beginning and end of "Night Lights"?

September 6, 2013


Clifford Jordan Glass Bead Game

Mosaic Records To Release Clifford Jordan Set

An update on previously-mentioned and newly-announced box-sets.

December 5, 2012


Dave Brubeck

Brubeck Time

Much time out across the jazz world and beyond for Mr. Brubeck.

September 17, 2012


Hoagy Carmichael

The Road To Stardust:Hoagy Carmichael And Bix Beiderbecke In 1924

How a college-town springtime in the Jazz Age Midwest paved the way for two legends in the making.

August 29, 2012


Jazz Crossroads

Jazz Crossroads Of America: Indiana’s Musical Legacy

From ragtime to the rise of jazz education, the state of Indiana played a significant part in shaping the sound of modern jazz.

July 25, 2012



The Big Support: Cracking The Case For Night Lights

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.

July 2, 2011



Fourth Of July: NPR’s Take Five, A Note Of Thanks And More

A playlist and some programs for America's national holiday.

June 21, 2011


Thelonious Alone in San Francisco

More Than A Solo: Seven Reasons To Support Night Lights

Help Night Lights make its online fund-drive goal this year! Any and all contributions make a difference. Afterwards, enjoy a historic Sonny Rollins solo.

June 14, 2011


Ella Fitzgerald

Chick Webb And Ella Fitzgerald Mosaic Set On The Way

A hard-swinging big band paired with a jazz legend in the making.

May 28, 2011


Memorial Day flag

Music For The Memorial Day Weekend: Glenn Miller At War And More

Programs for the holiday of personal and public remembrance.

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