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July 24, 2015

 

Count Basie and the Singers

This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.

June 19, 2015

 

Recent Releases for 2015, Part 1

We're rounding up some recent vocal jazz releases from Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, and more.

May 22, 2015

 

The Oscar Hammerstein Songbook

On this week's program, our spotlight is on the music and career of one of America's greatest lyricists: Oscar Hammerstein II.

April 17, 2015

 

The Jazz Singer-Songwriters

On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.

April 10, 2015

 

Billie Holiday and the Big Bands

We continue our Billie Holiday centennial celebration by looking at her work fronting big bands, including those of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.

April 3, 2015

 

Tributes to the Lady

A look at the many tribute albums created for "Lady Day" Billie Holiday

October 28, 2013

 

Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

September 24, 2013

 

Herb Jeffries At 100

Celebrating the centennial of the singer, actor, and last surviving member of Duke Ellington's early-1940s big band.

May 3, 2013

 

Afterglow Plays Cole Porter

Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.

February 22, 2013

 

All The Way: The Jimmy Van Heusen Songbook

Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music for numerous entries in the Great American Songbook, including "It Could Happen To You," "Come Fly With Me," and "Imagination."

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