A centennial celebration of Norman Granz, concert promoter, record label owner, and one of the biggest civil rights activists in jazz in the 1940s and 50s.
On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
Irene Higginbotham (1918–1988) was the songwriter behind such Billie Holiday songs as “Good Morning Heartache” and “No Good Man.”
An overview of the many singers who stood on the bandstand with Duke Ellington, including Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries, and Bing Crosby.
In honor of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial on April 25, 2017, we look at the singer's work for Verve records, where she recorded her famous songbook series.
We remember the jazz sage from Tippo, Mississippi: Mose Allison (1927–2016)
Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.
Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.
We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.
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.