Give Now

Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

 portrait

Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

Recent posts by Mark

May 8, 2019

 

I Walk With Music: Songs About Walking

We take a stroll through the Great American Songbook with walking songs like “Love Walked In” and “I Walk A Little Faster.”

April 26, 2019

 

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’t Get Started.”

April 19, 2019

 

Swingin’ With Kay Starr

A look at some of the jazz and swing tunes from the 1940s Capitol Records diva Kay Starr, including “Them There Eyes” and “It’s A Good Day.”

April 5, 2019

 

The Songs Of Razaf And Waller

"Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Black And Blue," and more songs by songwriters Andy Razaf and Fats Waller.

March 29, 2019

 

Blue Room: The Lost Rodgers and Hart

“This Funny World,” “Sing For Your Supper,” “To Keep My Love Alive” and other rarities from the Rodgers and Hart catalog.

March 22, 2019

 

Nat King Cole Centennial: Cole’s Remarkable 1958

In 1958, a 39-year-old Nat King Cole had the most remarkable year, recording over 100 songs.

March 15, 2019

 

Nat King Cole Centennial: Cole in the 1940s

Nat King Cole would have turned 100 years old on March 17, 2019. This week, we chronicle the decade the propelled him to stardom.

March 8, 2019

 

Stormy Monday: Lou Rawls In The 1960s

Lou Rawls’s rich baritone could sing gospel, blues, jazz, and pop, and we’ll explore all of it on this episode.

March 1, 2019

 

Peggy Lee, The Singer-Songwriter

Miss Peggy Lee was one of the biggest singing stars of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and she also wrote many of her popular tunes.

February 22, 2019

 

I Could Write A Book: The Late Songs of Rodgers and Hart

A look at the late songs of Rodgers and Hart, including “Bewitched,” “Falling In Love With Love,” and “My Funny Valentine.”

Next Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Afterglow:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Afterglow

About The Host

Search Afterglow

This Week On Night Lights

Jazz Of All Trades: The Eclectic Andre Previn

Jazzing Broadway songs, scoring movies, conducting classical music: Andre Previn could do it all before he'd even turned 30.

Read more »

Night Lights is WFIU's weekly program of classic jazz hosted by David Brent Johnson.

More from Night Lights »