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.
Night Lights pays tribute to the holidays in the mellowest of moods.
Much time out across the jazz world and beyond for Mr. Brubeck.
Night Lights salutes the end of the television series MAD MEN this week with a program devoted to popular jazz from the era in which the show takes place.
Jazz fans are known for their religious-like zeal, but in the 1960s jazz sometimes became a PART of religion, providing the soundtrack for church ceremonies.
The story and music of Dave Brubeck’s professional prelude as a young, experimental West Coast jazz musician.
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.
Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights for a look at the relationship between work songs and jazz, with music from Ellington, Mingus and more.
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Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans...what was in the air in 1959? The story of the Year of the Masterpiece.