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October 23, 2020


Colored Pencils

Chasing Rainbows: More Colors In Popular Song

Part two of Afterglow’s exploration of colorful songs from the Great American Songbook, featuring “Little White Lies,” “That Old Black Magic,” and everything in between.


October 16, 2020


Paul Simon "Still Crazy After All These Years"

The Paul Simon Jazz Songbook

Songwriter Paul Simon has been delighting our ears with melodies for over 50 years. This week, we’ll explore jazz interpretations of his songs, sung by Carmen McRae, Kurt Elling, Rachel Caswell, and more.


October 9, 2020


showbill of cabin in the sky

Vernon Duke: Taking A Chance On Love

Vernon Duke immigrated to America as a classical composer, and went on to write such popular hits as "April in Paris" and "I Can Get Started."


September 15, 2020


The Genius of Ray Charles

Brother Ray Sings Standards!

In the 1950s and 60s, Ray Charles left his indelible mark on songs in a variety of genres, including R&B, pop, country... and jazz standards from the Great American Songbook.


September 11, 2020


Annie Ross Mulligan

Sing A Song Of Annie Ross

This week, we pay tribute to vocal jazz Annie Ross, who passed away in July at age 89. I’ll chronicle her solo work as well as her time with the groundbreaking jazz group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.


August 28, 2020


Charlie Parker in 1947

Charlie Parker With Voices

In honor of legendary bebop saxophonist Charlie Parker’s centennial this week, we’ll explore the few times he worked with vocalists, as well as some vocal interpretations of classic Charlie Parker tunes.


August 14, 2020



The Vintage Voice Of Vilray

We spend an hour with songwriter, singer, and guitarist Vilray, one half of the duo Rachael and Vilray, and listen to his songs written in the 1930s and 40s style.

July 31, 2020


Kiss Me Kate

'Kiss Me Kate' and Cole Porter’s Comeback

After World War II, the career of Cole Porter seemed to be mostly over. However in 1948, he scored his biggest hit to date with the award-winning musical Kiss Me Kate, kicking off a victory lap for the composer’s final years. We’ll explore these late songs of Cole Porter on this program.

July 17, 2020



A Time For Love: Remembering Johnny Mandel

We pay tribute to composer and arranger Johnny Mandel, who passed away at age 94 on June 29, 2020.

July 2, 2020



Aretha Franklin: The Voice

This week on Afterglow, we honor the late Aretha Franklin, chronicling her career and exploring some of her iconic songs from the 1960s and 70s.

June 26, 2020


Mink Jazz

Mink Jazz: Peggy Lee In The 1960s

We continue our celebration of Peggy Lee’s centennial year by exploring her most glamorous recordings for Capitol Records in the 1960s.

June 19, 2020


Kandace Springs

Recent Releases 2020, Part 1

This week, we explore new vocal jazz and traditional pop recordings from Kurt Elling, Kandace Springs, James Taylor and more.

April 24, 2020


Nat King Cole - Hittin' The Ramp

The King Cole Trio Starts To Swing

This week, jazz historian Will Friedwald joins us to talk about the early years of Nat King Cole and the King Cole Trio.

March 27, 2020


Norene Tate

Voices That Time Forgot: Pat Thomas, Norene Tate, Gloria Smyth and More

This week, we take a look at some lesser-known African-American female vocalists from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

March 13, 2020



Shout, Sister, Shout: The Great American Songbook’s Feminist Anthems

While the Great American Songbook may be filled with antiquated notions of gender roles, on this program, we explore a few songs that flip the script.

February 28, 2020



Satchmo and Friends

This week, we feature duets between Louis Armstrong and some of Pops’ famous friends like Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby.

February 21, 2020


Coloring Book

My Coloring Book: Colors In Popular Song

This week, we explore the colorful spectrum of popular songs, from “Red Sails In The Sunset” to “Deep Purple” and everything in between.

January 31, 2020


David Allyn Sure Thing

Voices That Time Forgot: David Allyn, Rocky Cole and Deno Kannes

Afterglow continues its look at some less familiar singers this week, by exploring the work of male crooners David Allyn, Rocky Cole, and Deno Kannes.

January 24, 2020


Sara Gazarek

2020 Grammy Award Preview

An annual salute to jazz and traditional pop Grammy nominee, including Jazzmeia Horn and Tierney Sutton.

January 10, 2020


Mavis Rivers and Toni Harper

Voices That Time Forgot: Mavis Rivers and Toni Harper

A deeper dive into some less familiar voices in pop music history, the late 1950s/early 1960s singers Mavis Rivers and Toni Harper.

December 13, 2019


Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley

Nancy Wilson Remembered

We remember Nancy Wilson, who passed away one year ago at age 81

December 6, 2019


happy jump

Get Happy: Happiness In Popular Song

We’re keeping on the sunny side of the street this week, as we explore some uplifting tunes like “Get Happy,” “I Want To Be Happy,” and “Put On A Happy Face.”

November 15, 2019


Jazzmeia Horn

Recent Releases 2019, Part 2

A look at some new vocal jazz records by Jazzmeia Horn, Kurt Elling, and Harry Connick, Jr.

November 1, 2019


Connee Boswell

The Magic of Connee Boswell

Connee Boswell, the lead singer of the Boswell Sisters, was one of the first innovators in vocal jazz.

October 18, 2019


anita o'day - cool heat

Cool Heat: Anita O'Day in the 1950s

For Anita O'Day's centennial celebration, we explore her groundbreaking jazz recordings for Clef and Verve Records in the 1950s.

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