Soulful interpretations of holiday favorites, from Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Darlene Love, and more.
An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!
For Frank Sinatra's centennial, we look at his first five years as a recording artist.
Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.
A roundup of recent releases in the world of vocal jazz and traditional pop from the second half of 2015
In 1973, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released an album of standards, arranged by Sinatra's arranger Gordon Jenkins.
A cross country roadtrip with songs about St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, and the Big Apple, performed by Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, and more.
We feature Nina Simone, the "High Priestess of Soul," in her most natural element: live on stage at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and the Newport Jazz Festival.
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.
On this show, we'll hear the soulful Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin interpret the Great American Songbook.
Mose Allison and Ray Charles each created their own distinct brand of jazz, R&B, southern blues, and boogie-woogie in the late 1950s and 1960s.
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 Christy's 1954 album "Something Cool" was a landmark in the "Cool School" of vocal jazz.
This week on Afterglow, our spotlight is on four groundbreaking albums that changed the career of Frank Sinatra in the mid-1950s.
Afterglow's annual salute to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with some summertime favorites from the Great American Songbook.
We're rounding up some recent vocal jazz releases from Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, and more.
This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.
On this show, we highlight the vocal jazz trio that helped revolutionize jazz singing in the late 1950s.
On this week's program, our spotlight is on the music and career of one of America's greatest lyricists: Oscar Hammerstein II.
On this show, we look at some famous jazz vocal duets: Ella & Louis, Jackie & Roy, Bing & Rosie, and more.
Arranger Marty Paich helped define the West Coast cool jazz sound in the 1950s and 1960s, working with Mel Tormé, Anita O'Day, and Chet Baker.
On this show, we take a look at the many songwriters who performed their own songs, including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and Nina Simone.
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.
For Billie Holiday's centennial, we're exploring the many tribute albums created for "Lady Day"
We wish a happy 75th birthday to Astrud Gilberto, who was essential in popularizing bossa nova music worldwide in the 1960s.
On this special edition of Afterglow, we remember the life and legacy of the jazz educator, performer, arranger, and producer, Dr. Steve Zegree.
While Harry Warren's name may have eluded the spotlight, his songs—like "Lullaby of Broadway," "At Last," and "I Only Have Eyes for You"—never did.
In the 1940s and 50s, the Stan Kenton Orchestra became equally known for their brash arrangements and cool singers, like Anita O'Day and June Christy.
We celebrate the flipside of Valentine's Day—love lost and love never found—performed by Chet Baker, Nina Simone, and Nat King Cole.
This week, we check in on the latest in vocal jazz by featuring the Grammy nominees for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Album for 2015.