Singer and television personality Dinah Shore was America's Sweetheart during World War II, and stayed in the spotlight for several decades after the war.
A mix of Christmas favorites performed by 21st-century singers like Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, and more.
A celebration of the 100th birthday of jazz singer Joe Williams, known equally as a blues shouter and ballad crooner
The Bethlehem Record label was home to some of the best female jazz singers in the 1950s, including Chris Connor, Nina Simone, Betty Roche and more.
New vocal jazz releases from Cécile McLorin Salvant, Madeleine Peyroux, Diana Krall and Tony Bennett, and more.
The Fab Four goes jazz, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others performing Beatles' tunes.
"It's Witchcraft," "Ghosts Of Yesterday," "Haunted Heart," "Skeleton In The Closet," and more haunted songs for Halloween.
We celebrate the centennial of Bobby Troup on October 18, exploring his songs like "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66."
This week, we explore the 10-year partnership between singer Nat King Cole and arranger Nelson Riddle. They produced such standards as "Unforgettable" and "Mona Lisa."
A centennial celebration of the lyricist behind "Almost Like Being In Love," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "On The Street Where You Live."
In honor of Leonard Bernstein's centennial this week, we look at the jazz standards of Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, like "New York, New York," "I Feel Pretty," and "Send In The Clowns."
Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.
"Born To Be Blue," "Blue Moon," "Blue Turning Grey Over You," and other songs about the color blue on this week's show.
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.
How the Hollywood Blacklist affected music stars like Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and Harry Belafonte
On this show, we're looking up at the moon, examining lunar songs of all kinds, with a focus on Mel Tormé's 1960 concept album "Swingin' on the Moon."
A road trip to different U.S. states, with songs like "Georgia On My Mind," "I Been Down In Texas," "Mississippi Mud," and "Massachusetts."
Trumpeter Clifford Brown recorded only three sessions with vocalists—Dinah Washington, Helen Merrill, and Sarah Vaughan. And they all happened in 1954.
On this episode, we look at recent albums from Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Van Morrison, and more.
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."
The songs of the war effort during World War II, including "G.I. Jive," "Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"
This week, a look at the music of composer Cy Coleman, including songs like "Witchcraft," "The Best Is Yet To Come," "Big Spender," and "I Walk A Little Faster."
Singers Lucy Reed and Lucy Ann Polk never had their chance in the spotlight, but recorded some of the finest vocal music in the 1950s.
Some of the most tearful songs of the Great American Songbook, including "Cry Me A River," "I Cried For You," and "Willow Weep For Me."
Authors like Truman Capote, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Kazuo Ishiguro, and their contributions to the world of jazz and popular song.
An overview of the many singers who stood on the bandstand with Duke Ellington, including Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries, and Bing Crosby.
"The Song Is You," "The Song Is Ended," "I Poured My Heart Into The Song," and other songs about music on this episode.
A remembrance of singer Keely Smith (1928–2017), known for her recordings of "That Old Black Magic" and "I Wish You Love" from the late 1950s.
“My Foolish Heart," “Heart And Soul,” "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," and other songs with heart from the Great American Songbook.
A preview of the nominees for the Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards
"Blues In The Night," "Story Weather," and "Over The Rainbow" and many more of the blockbuster hits from songwriter Harold Arlen.
This week, we explore the career of jazz singer Jon Hendricks (1921–2017), a pioneer in the art of vocalese.