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.
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.
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.