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July 13, 2009


John Gennari Blowin' Hot and Cool

A Few Words About Jazz: John Gennari’s Blowin’ Hot and Cool

Jazz criticism first emerged in the 1930s and has played a role not only in how the music's been heard, but sometimes in the way it's been made.

July 1, 2009


A July 4th Popular-Song Celebration, On Afterglow

On Afterglow this week, a festive and reflective tribute to Independence Day with music from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Paul Desmond and more.

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.

June 15, 2009


Artie Shaw box set

Mosaic Records Releases Artie Shaw Set This Autumn

Mosaic Records has a Shaw set in the works--plus updates on Ellington and Jamal.

June 15, 2009



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.

April 1, 2009



Jump For Joy! Ellington Big Band Mosaic Still In The Works

A friend writes to pass along the good news: Mosaic Records is still planning on doing a 1930s Duke Ellington Columbia big-band set.

February 24, 2009


Jazz News of Note

This program includes a 1953 interview with Miles Davis, recorded several years before the trumpeter damaged his voice.

September 6, 2008


Gerald Wilson

Last Of The Lions: Gerald Wilson

Two of longtime bandleader Gerald Wilson's finest orchestras--his progressive, modernistic 1940s outfit and his 1960s West Coast band.

August 4, 2008


Ellington 1940s

On a Turquoise Cloud: Duke Ellington After the War, 1945-47

Ellington kept his orchestra together in a changing economic landscape, continuing to create memorable music and expanding his compositional horizons.

July 12, 2008


Paris scene

Jazz Impressions of Paris

Jazz interpretations of the many songs that have been written about the City of Light.

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Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

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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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