Long before it was a center of the psychedelic counterculture and its attendant rock groups, San Francisco was a West Coast haven for the development of jazz.
Night Lights pays tribute to the holidays in the mellowest of moods.
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.
Jazz fans are known for their religious-like zeal, but in the 1960s jazz sometimes became a PART of religion, providing the soundtrack for church ceremonies.
Tony Curtis and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, CTI reissues coming, the Coltrane album that got you started, a film about Vince Guaraldi, and more.
Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan were just a few of the musicians who showed up to help inaugurate the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Keep it cool: jazz historian Ted Gioia joins us for the music and meaning of Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bix Beiderbecke, Miles Davis and more.
A 20-minute excerpt from the Night Lights show kicks off WBEZ's holiday special.
Miles is kind of honored, ECM is reissuing some cool back-catalogue titles, Michael Steinman hips us to a great online Billie Holiday photo archive, and more.
His music is loved by millions of people around the world—forever associated with the TV version of a popular comic strip. Who was the man behind that music?