In the 1950s jazz artists discovered a new venue for their performances that took them far away from smoky nightclubs and into the halls of the academy.
In the 1940s Woody Herman led three big bands that grew progressively in musicianship and excitement.
In musical remembrance of artists past: Night Lights returns with another program of jazz elegies.
JazzWax blogger and Wall Street Journal music writer Marc Myers discusses his book about how cultural, economic, and social forces shaped the sound of jazz.
In the early 1970s trumpeter Freddie Hubbard made a series of records for the CTI label that combined hardbop, funk, modality, and 70s groove.
Women instrumentalists thrived in the upside-down jazz world of wartime America.
Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.
Our annual, highly-subjective roundup of classic-jazz favorites.
Night Lights pays tribute to the holidays in the mellowest of moods.
Indiana's impact on a seminal early Miles Davis record, the sound of West Coast jazz, and the rise of jazz education.