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July 1, 2011

 

Beatniks with Bongos

Freedom Jazz!

Night Lights offers up a free-spirited, pop-culture-alluding Fourth of July jazz tribute.

May 27, 2011

 

Duke Ellington

Reminiscing In Tempo: Remembrance In Jazz And Popular Song

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

March 1, 2011

 

Nina Simone Young Gifted Black

Jazz Women Of The 1960s

As cultural changes gained momentum in the 1960s, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been resistant to their aims.

February 2, 2011

 

Langston Hughes Weary Blues

Hughes’ Blues: The Langston Hughes Songbook

Langston Hughes, songwriter? The celebrated African-American author wrote numerous songs, recorded by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Bartz, and others.

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.

March 30, 2008

 

Another Set of Jazz Icons DVDs On the Way

Jazz Icons WesThe Jazz Icons series has been earning well-deserved raves from jazz fans around the world for its two rounds of live concert releases on DVD, featuring compelling and historical performances from the likes of Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk…you get the picture. (And the sound!) A third wave of titles has been announced–we’ll be seeing the following come September…

March 24, 2007

 

Here Comes The Sun: Nina Simone On RCA

In late 1966 singer and pianist Nina Simone signed with RCA Records and continued her genre-bending explorations of jazz, blues, pop, folk, and soul.

February 3, 2007

 

Freedom Now

We Shall Overcome: Civil-Rights Jazz

There was a strong relationship between jazz and civil rights in 20th-century America, and artists sometimes addressed the cause explicitly in their music.

January 14, 2006

 

MLK Jr.

Dear Martin: Jazz Tributes To Martin Luther King Jr.

King was a jazz fan, and eloquently expressed his admiration for the music; numerous jazz musicians repaid the compliment.

April 16, 2005

 

Let’s Spring One

Ike QuebecThis edition of Night Lights is a salute to warmer weather with “Let’s Spring One,” including music from Ike Quebec, Thelonious Monk & Milt Jackson, Anita O’Day, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, June Christy…

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