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September 14, 2013

 

Jazz Goes To College

Jazz Goes To College

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.

March 22, 2013

 

Ted Gioia's The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards, With Ted Gioia

Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.

July 1, 2011

 

Beatniks with Bongos

Freedom Jazz!

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

April 1, 2011

 

Scott LaFaro

The Jade Bass: A Tribute To Scott LaFaro

Scott LaFaro lived only 25 years. His influence as a revolutionary jazz bassist has lasted 50 years and counting.

December 23, 2010

 

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A Cool Christmas

Come along for a jazz sleigh ride this week on Night Lights, with music from Shirley Horn, Paul Bley, Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, and more.

December 2, 2006

 

Don Ellis And The French Connection

We'll hear music from The French Connection's soundtrack, composed and recorded by trumpeter Don Ellis.

August 19, 2006

 

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It Came From Texas

A journey deep into the heart of a state's musical heritage.

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Mr. B: The Billy Eckstine Story

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Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.

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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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