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Archive for Night Lights Classic Jazz

December 19, 2012

Have Yourself a Very Quiet Christmas

Night Lights pays tribute to the holidays in the mellowest of moods.

December 5, 2012

Brubeck Time

Much time out across the jazz world and beyond for Mr. Brubeck.

October 4, 2012

Birth Of The Cool, Birth Of The School

Indiana's impact on a seminal early Miles Davis record, the sound of West Coast jazz, and the rise of jazz education.

September 30, 2012

A National Road Of Song: Indiana Singing Groups And Songwriters

Many influential and significant jazz artists have come out of the state of Indiana… but the Hoosier heartland has also produced several notable songwriters and vocal groups as well, including Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, the Four Freshmen, and the Ink Spots.

September 27, 2012

Indiana Avenue: Black Boulevard Of Jazz

Exploring the lost world of 20th century Indianapolis jazz and the ways in which its musical influence continues to reverberate throughout today's jazz scene.

September 17, 2012

The Road To Stardust:Hoagy Carmichael And Bix Beiderbecke In 1924

How a college-town springtime in the Jazz Age Midwest paved the way for two legends in the making.

September 13, 2012

Gennett Days: Hot Jazz From The Heartland

In the 1920s hot jazz swept the college campuses of Indiana—and a record label in Richmond introduced the world to Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton, and Hoagy Carmichael.

August 29, 2012

Jazz Crossroads Of America: Indiana's Musical Legacy

From ragtime to the rise of jazz education, the state of Indiana played a significant part in shaping the sound of modern jazz.

July 25, 2012

The Big Support: Cracking The Case For Night Lights

It's really no mystery: Night Lights relies on listeners like you to keep the stories and sounds of classic jazz on the air and online.

July 23, 2012

1961: New Jazz Frontier

It was 1961, and America had a new, young president...the Cold War turned up a notch…and jazz continued to evolve in ear-opening ways.

April 26, 2012

Communion: Don Cherry In The 1960s

In the 1960s cornetist Don Cherry, who had to come to fame as a member of Ornette Coleman’s quartet, began to forge his own musical path

April 24, 2012

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Jazz For Mad Men: Hits From The 1960s

Night Lights salutes the critically-acclaimed television series MAD MEN this week with a program devoted to popular jazz from the era in which the show takes place.

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