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May 14, 2019

 

A Day For Doris Day

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

January 5, 2019

 

Joni + Jazz: Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell is well-known as the writer of radio hits such as “Both Sides Now” and “Help Me”, but she also formed connections with the jazz world, especially in the 1970s.

October 3, 2018

 

Jazz Women Of The 1990s

We’ll hear some of the artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Maria Schneider, Renee Rosnes, and Diana Krall who rose to prominence during the decade, as well as a trio of veterans who enjoyed a late-career renaissance, including Abbey Lincoln, Shirley Horn, and Betty Carter.

March 23, 2018

 

One For Marian: Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland was a jazz pianist, writer, educator, and radio host whose improvisatory talents and musical empathy made her one of the most engaging and enlightening jazz artists of her time.

March 31, 2017

 

The Fantastic Jazz Harp Of Dorothy Ashby

Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

March 24, 2017

 

Nica’s Tempo: More Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Pannonica de Koenigswarter, aka Nica or “The Jazz Baroness,” was a friend to Thelonious Monk and other jazz artists and inspired a slew of musical tributes.

December 28, 2016

 

Take Five X 18: Writings On Jazz For NPR’s A Blog Supreme

Looking back at NPR's "jazz in five recordings" series.

November 8, 2016

 

Jazz Women Of The 1980s

A decade that saw female artists making further inroads into the male-dominated world of jazz.

March 15, 2016

 

Women In Jazz: A Bibliography

Biographies, historical overviews, gender-studies perspectives: a list of books (and Night Lights shows) that delve into the story of women jazz artists.

July 6, 2015

 

Jazz Her Way: Nancy Wilson In The 1960s

Wilson's records blended big-band and small-group elements with pop orchestration and doses of soul that could be both big-city hip and suburban cool.

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Sassy: Sarah Vaughan In The Late 1950s

The late 1950s was the time when Sarah Vaughan became jazz royalty. “Sassy,” as she was called, had signed to Mercury Records, and her career moved in two different directions simultaneously. On the one hand, she recorded pop standards in her lush, almost operatic voice, bringing new expressive depth to these long-admired songs. On the […]

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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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