Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites
Lee Wiley, Teddi King, and Barbara Lea all had connections to famed jazz impresario George Wein and his Boston nightclub Storyville
We explore the King Of Swing Mr. Benny Goodman, and the many singers who front his big band, including Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, and Billie Holiday.
A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.
Afterglow rounds up the best new releases in vocal jazz, including new albums by Kurt Elling, Madeleine Peyroux, Tierney Sutton, and Norah Jones.
We celebrate the centennial of one of the most swinging and swaggering arrangers from the 1950s and 1960s.
Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"
Matt Dennis composed many of the standards from Sinatra's early career, including "Violets For Your Furs" and "Everything Happens To Me."
R&B star Marvin Gaye recorded jazz standards more-or-less out of the spotlight for his entire career.
A centennial celebration of wartime balladeer Dick Haymes, whose career strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.
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.
A look at the 55-year career of songwriter, producer, performer, and ambassador to New Orleans music Allen Toussaint.
The Elgins, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, and other also-rans from Hitsville, U.S.A. will be highlighted.
A roundup of recent releases in vocal jazz and traditional pop, including new albums by Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, and Willie Nelson.
We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.
On this show, we look at the sophisticated songwriting talent of Burt Bacharach, and salute his fellow songwriters and singers from New York's Brill Building.
We explore the 40 year partnership between songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen and singer Frank Sinatra.
EmArcy Records released a series of jazz albums in the mid 1950s all bearing the title "In The Land of Hi-Fi"
Dick Bishop's final Afterglow episode from January 2005.
A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."
We look at two jazz and R&B masters who laid down the foundation for rock and roll: Louis Jordan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
We turn the spotlight on singer Kurt Elling, and his interpretations of the music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Rosemary Clooney, and Mark Murphy.
French songs, French singers, and songs about Paris in this edition of Afterglow.
Natalie Cole (1950–2015) was a rare artist who successfully transformed herself from an R&B star into a jazz star, following in her father’s footsteps.
For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook
A preview of jazz vocal nominees for the 2016 Grammy Awards, including Karrin Allyson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Tony Bennett, and Jamison Ross.
We examine the intelligent, seductive and melancholic style of singer Beverly Kenney, as we chronicle her tragically short career.
We pay tribute to singer Mark Murphy (1932–2015), chronicling his wide-ranging 60-year career in the world of vocal jazz.