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January 4, 2016


CD covers from the first batch of Xanadu reissues.

Best Historical Jazz Releases 2015: The Year The Seventies Broke

A bitchin' brew of hardbop, fusion, vocal, and hot-swinging jazz.

November 11, 2015


Cover of Richard Vacca's Boston Jazz Chronicles book.

Jazz From Storyville

Throughout the 1950s jazz promoter George Wein ran a Boston nightclub that showcased some of the music’s most notable performers.

August 8, 2015


Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues

Late Lady: Billie Holiday On Verve In The 1950s

In 1952 Billie Holiday began her last great period on record with a series of small-group sessions that capture the twilight glow of a jazz star.

May 27, 2011


Duke Ellington

Reminiscing In Tempo: Remembrance In Jazz And Popular Song

A convergence of grief, memory and music for Memorial Day.

September 14, 2010



Jazz From Monterey: 1958, The Birth Of A Festival

Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan were just a few of the musicians who showed up to help inaugurate the Monterey Jazz Festival.

May 29, 2010


Billie Holiday Last Recording

The Last: Final Recordings Of Jazz Greats

In the final months of their lives, jazz artists have sometimes made recordings of great power and poignancy.

January 22, 2010


Cafe Society book

Cafe Society: The Wrong Place For The Right People

Cafe Society was New York City's first integrated nightclub and a cultural flashpoint for artists, jazz musicians, intellectuals, and activists of the 1940s.

July 17, 2009


Billie Holiday

Lady Day Remembered: Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday died 50 years ago today. From the archives, Night Lights offers several musical and written remembrances.

June 29, 2009


Satchmo, Take Two: Louis Armstrong At The Movies

Trumpeter, vocalist and a dynamic entertainer, Louis Armstrong showcased all these aspects of his talent in 28 full-length films and several short features.

June 28, 2009


Night Lights On Facebook: Some Shows You Might Like

You can now become a fan of Night Lights on Facebook. If you're just discovering the program through Facebook, here are some shows you might want to check out.

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Oh, So Nice: The Ira Gershwin Songbook


Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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