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July 3, 2016

 

Photo of Frank Sinatra late 1940s

Jazz His Way: Frank Sinatra

One of the 20th century's most iconic performers crossed musical paths with artists such as Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald.

March 31, 2016

 

Cover of Ella Fitzgerald's Like Someone In Love LP.

Ella ’57: Ella Fitzgerald Flies High

In 1957 singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded close to one hundred tracks as her career continued to soar in the wake of signing with Norman Granz’s Verve label.

January 6, 2016

 

A photo of 1940s jazz hipster figure Harry Gibson.

Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.

July 6, 2015

 

Nancy Wilson 1960s

Jazz Her Way: Nancy Wilson In The 1960s

Wilson's records blended big-band and small-group elements with pop orchestration and doses of soul that could be both big-city hip and suburban cool.

June 25, 2015

 

poster for Nina Simone documentary

Nina Lives! The Nina Simone Renaissance

Links from past to present: signs of the Nina Simone revival.

September 30, 2012

 

Indiana songwriters

A National Road Of Song: Indiana Singing Groups And Songwriters

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.

August 17, 2010

 

Abbey Lincoln It's Me

An Iconic Voice, An Iconic Eye: Abbey Lincoln And Herman Leonard

Abbey Lincoln personified the soul of jazz; Herman Leonard caught it with his camera.

July 24, 2010

 

Two For The Blues, Weekend Edition: Annie Ross And Basquiat

A program about the singer, a movie about the artist.

February 1, 2010

 

Kurt Elling

Dedicated: An Interview With Grammy Winner Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling won his first Grammy Sunday night, for his John Coltrane tribute CD "Dedicated To You."

September 14, 2009

 

Bing Crosby

Mosaic To Release Bing Crosby Set

Mosaic Records will have a collection of mostly-unreleased Crosby recordings out in time for the holidays.

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The Songs And Sounds Of Matt Dennis

Matt Dennis - Play Melancholy Baby

Matt Dennis composed many of the standards from Sinatra's early career, including "Violets For Your Furs" and "Everything Happens To Me."

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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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