Hosted by Mark Chilla, Afterglow explores the stories of vocal jazz and popular song from the Great American Songbook. Ella, Frank, Billie, Duke – Afterglow has them all!
Aug 28th: Joao Gilberto: A Memorial
This week, we remember the lush sounds of bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto, who passed away last month at age 88.
Aug 21st: I Hear Music: Songs About Songwriting
This week on Afterglow, we get a little self-reflective, and explore songs from the Great American Songbook all about the art of music, including “The Music Goes Round and Round,” “The Song Is You,” and “Star Dust.”
Aug 14th: George Shearing and the Singers (centennial August 13)
We’ll examine the distinctive piano stylings of British pianist George Shearing in honor of his centennial this week, and his work with singers Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, and Nancy Wilson.
Aug 7th: For The Birds
This week, “Baltimore Oriole,” “Skylark,” “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square” and other songs about birds from the Great American Songbook.
Jul 31st: Keely Smith, I Wish You Love
This week, we remember the late Keely Smith, a ballad singer from the 1950s and 60s, who became famous as the deadpan sidekick to her husband, Louis Prima.
Jul 24th: Bill Evans and the Singers
This week on the program, an exploration of legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans and his few sessions with singers, including Tony Bennett, Lucy Reed, Helen Merrill and Mark Murphy.