Hosted by Mark Chilla, Afterglow explores the stories and of vocal jazz and popular song from the Great American Songbook. Ella, Frank, Billie, Duke – Afterglow has them all!
Jul 3rd: An All-American Road Trip: Fourth of July Special
This week on Afterglow, we celebrate the fourth of July with an All-American Road Trip. We’ll hear Afterglow favorites like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra perform state songs like “Moonlight In Vermont,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “California Here I Come,” and “Back Home Again In Indiana.”
Jul 10th: Jimmy McHugh: I Feel A Song Coming On
Songwriter Jimmy McHugh wrote memorable American classics like “On The Sunny Side of the Street” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.” This week, we celebrate the 125th anniversary of his birth.
Jul 17th: Songs of the Season: Summer 2019
An Afterglow tradition this week, as we explore some summertime songs of the season, like “The Things We Did Last Summer” and “Summer Wind.”
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.
Jul 31st: Keely Smith, I Wish You Love
A remembrance of singer Keely Smith (1928–2017), known for her recordings of "That Old Black Magic" and "I Wish You Love" from the late 1950s.
May 29th: Bing Crosby Duets
As the elder statesman of jazz, Bing Crosby sang alongside many of the great singers of the 20th century. This week, we’ll feature his duets with Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, and many more.