Not all winter songs are about Christmas! This week, we feature songs about the cold, from Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and more.
A look at the family vocal group in American popular song, from the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters, to the Beach Boys and Everly Brothers.
On this show, the warm, intimate moods of torch song vocalist Jeri Southern
Highlights of new records by Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Italian-American Crooners, like Sinatra, Martin, Como, and Bennett, shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.
This week, we feature an interview with Grammy-nominated jazz singer Tierney Sutton.
The leaves are changing from green to red, the air outside is brisk and cool, and that means it’s time to look at autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.
A look at singer Dinah Washington, and her years recording for the Mercury record label in the 1940s and 50s.
"You And The Night And The Music," "Night And Day," "Midnight Sun," and more songs for nighttime people on this episode of Afterglow.
We explore the classical music origins of jazz and pop standards like “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,” “Lover, Come Back To Me,” and “Full Moon and Empty Arms.”
Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.
"The Way You Look Tonight," "They Didn't Believe Me," "All The Things You Are," "Ol' Man River," and more memorable tunes from the pen of Jerome Kern.
"Summertime," "Heat Wave," "Too Darn Hot," and other summertime songs from the Great American Songbook.
Lena Horne (1917–2010) had close working relationships with composers like Harold Arlen and Billy Strayhorn.
We celebrate the centennial of a cult figure in the world of vocal jazz, bop singer and arranger Dave Lambert.
A look at new releases by Diana Krall, Jazzmeia Horn, and Chris Thile.
"Born To Be Blue," "A Stranger In Town," "Welcome To The Club" and other songs written and performed by Mel Tormé.
"Blues In The Night," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," and many others written and performed by Johnny Mercer.
A jazz musician equally known for his singing and songwriting, we explore the varied career of Bloomington's own Hoagy Carmichael
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.
The early years of Ella Fitzgerald, as she established herself as one of the greatest big band vocalists and jazz singers of all time.
"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.
This week, we highlight the radio broadcasts of two superstars: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
Singers like Betty Carter, Sheila Jordan, and Della Reese can all trace their roots to Detroit's jazz scene.
The part-time jazz vocalists, including trumpeter Chet Baker, drummer Buddy Rich, and clarinetist Benny Goodman.
Torch songs and other heartbreakers from the Great American Songbook, sung by Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Chet Baker.
Some of the nominees for best Jazz Vocal and best Traditional Pop album for the 2017 Grammy Awards.
We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."