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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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

Programs for the holiday of personal and public remembrance.

May 20, 2011

 

Dexter Rides Again

Go West, Jazz Man: Outtakes From This Week’s NPR Take Five Post

More jazz with a Western theme, this time from Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, and others.

April 5, 2011

 

Jimmy Giuffre

Where’s The Rhythm?

A variant on the old "Where's the melody" saw, circa 1959.

March 15, 2011

 

NIPR

NIPR-Fort Wayne Adds Night Lights, Afterglow to Lineup

Both programs make their debut this week on Northeast Indiana Public Radio.

February 28, 2011

 

Coleman Hawkins

New Coleman Hawkins Mosaic, Updates On Lunceford And Rivers

News about new and forthcoming box sets from the premier jazz reissue label.

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Happy 75th Birthday Astrud Gilberto

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We wish a happy 75th birthday to Astrud Gilberto, who helped popularize bossa nova music worldwide in the 1960s.

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