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July 7, 2017

 

Songs Of The Season: Summer 2017

"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.

August 26, 2016

 

George Shearing And The Singers

George Shearing was the toast of the pop-jazz world in the 1950s, a London-born pianist and blind from birth, who became known for his distinctive style.

August 12, 2016

 

Jimmy Rowles: Jazz’s Secret Weapon

Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.

June 3, 2016

 

Tributes to Nat King Cole

We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.

March 24, 2016

 

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

February 12, 2016

 

Let’s Fall In Love: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook

For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook

June 5, 2015

 

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.

May 14, 2015

 

Young at Heart

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

May 8, 2015

 

Jazz Vocal Duets

On this show, we look at some famous jazz vocal duets: Ella & Louis, Billy & Sarah, Bing & Rosie, and more.

April 3, 2015

 

Tributes to the Lady

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

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