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February 23, 2018

 

I Wish You Love: A Keely Smith Memorial

A remembrance of singer Keely Smith (1928–2017), known for her recordings of "That Old Black Magic" and "I Wish You Love" from the late 1950s.

February 9, 2018

 

My Heart Stood Still: Hearts In Popular Song

“My Foolish Heart," “Heart And Soul,” "With A Song In My Heart," and other songs with heart from the Great American Songbook.

January 26, 2018

 

2018 Grammy Award Preview

A preview of the nominees for the Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards

January 19, 2018

 

Written In The Stars: The Songs Of Harold Arlen

"Blues In The Night," "Stormy Weather," and "Over The Rainbow" and many more of the blockbuster hits from songwriter Harold Arlen.

January 5, 2018

 

Remembering Jon Hendricks, The Poet Laureate Of Jazz

This week, we explore the career of jazz singer Jon Hendricks (1921–2017), who began a pioneer in the art of vocalese.

December 29, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Winter 2017

Not all winter songs are about Christmas! This week, we feature songs about the cold, from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more.

December 15, 2017

 

Sibling Harmony

A look at the family vocal groups in American popular song, from the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters, to the Beach Boys and Everly Brothers.

December 1, 2017

 

The Cool Jazz Of Jeri Southern

On this show, the warm, intimate moods of torch song vocalist Jeri Southern

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