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June 27, 2019

 

Jazz In The Postwar French Cinema

French culture in the postwar years was strongly influenced by both jazz and the growing American genre of film noir.

May 20, 2019

 

Jazz Of All Trades: The Eclectic Andre Previn

Jazzing Broadway songs, scoring movies, conducting classical music: Andre Previn could do it all before he’d even turned 30.

May 14, 2019

 

A Day For Doris Day

A career-spanning musical tribute from WFIU’s afternoon jazz program “Just You And Me.”

June 25, 2015

 

Nina Lives! The Nina Simone Renaissance

Links from past to present: signs of the Nina Simone revival.

August 25, 2010

 

I’d Like to Listen, Please: Dennis Hopper Among The Jazz Beatniks

A young Dennis Hopper, that is, as a curious sailor who meets a most unusual lady at a jazz club in the 1961 movie NIGHT TIDE.

October 26, 2009

 

Sweet Smell Of Success: Jazz Meets Showbiz Noir

Jazz and dialogue from Tony Curtis' classic film about the late-night underworld of showbiz life, with film-expert James Naremore and musicologist Phil Ford.

July 31, 2009

 

Jazzy Retro Cinema Trailers (A.K.A. Snipes)

Remember the jazzy little trailer that used to announce a General Cinema feature presentation?

June 29, 2009

 

Satchmo, Take Two: Louis Armstrong At The Movies

Trumpeter, vocalist and a dynamic entertainer, Louis Armstrong showcased all these aspects of his talent in 28 full-length films and several short features.

October 21, 2008

 

Edie Adams and Stan Getz

Actress Edie Adams, who passed away this past week at the age of 81, had some jazz connections.

October 9, 2008

 

The Johnny Green Songbook, Part 2

Although Johnny Green is best remembered for composing significant standards, he actually spent the bulk of his career working in the movie industry.

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Doris Day, Jazz Singer

We remember Doris Day, who passed away last month at age 97, and her work singing jazz with Les Brown, Andre Previn and more.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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