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May 26, 2017

 

Cover of I Remember Django LP

Turn Out The Stars: Volume 5

Another volume of jazz elegies in honor of jazz artists who have passed on, including tributes to Django Reinhardt, Jimmy Noone, Johnny Hodges, and others.

June 15, 2009

 

Juneteenth

The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree

Night Lights offers a jazz tribute to Juneteenth, the African-American holiday marking the end of slavery, with commentary from historian William Wiggins.

May 13, 2006

 

The Subterraneans

The Subterraneans: Putting Beats And Jazz On The Big Screen

This 1960 movie is the only film adaptation of a Jack Kerouac novel to date, employing a jazz score and Gerry Mulligan as a hip, saxophone-playing priest.

March 4, 2006

 

Billie Holiday

Ghosts Of Yesterday: Billie Holiday And The Two Irenes

An iconic singer, a songwriter (or two) named Irene, lost love and inspiration, and a history-mystery of identity.

January 7, 2006

 

Java Jive: Jazz Coffee Songs

A caffeinated brew of music to help keep your weekend warm.

July 16, 2005

 

For Lady: Early Tribute LPs To Billie Holiday

Two years before and after Holiday's death in 1959 six albums dedicated to the iconic singer were released...

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Songs Of The Season: Autumn 2017

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The leaves are changing from green to red, the air outside is brisk and cool, and that means it’s time to look at autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

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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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