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!
Two Week Archive
Dec 7th: Recent Releases 2022, Part 2
We’re checking in on what’s new in the world of vocal jazz for the second half of 2022, featuring new jazz albums and recordings by Samara Joy, Sara Gazarek, and Rachael and Vilray.
Dec 14th: Harry, Tommy, and Axel: Sinatra’s First Five Years
This week, we turn the spotlight on Frank Sinatra for his birthday. We’re examining his first five years as a recording artist, focusing on the fellow musicians who helped shape him: Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, and Axel Stordahl.
Dec 21st: Christmas on the Air
For our Afterglow holiday show this year, we’ll be featuring some classic Christmas radio broadcasts, performed by favorite jazz singers like Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.
Dec 28th: Let’s Begin: Songs for the New Year
Ring in the New Year with Afterglow, as we explore songs and standards about new beginnings, including “Let’s Begin,” “Begin The Beguine,” and “I’m Beginning To See The Light.”
Nov 30th: From Monday On: The Days in American Popular Song
From “A Sunday Kind Of Love” all the way to “Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night of the Week),” we’re exploring days of the week as detailed in the Great American Songbook
Nov 23rd: Star Dust: The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook
We’re celebrating the songbook of Bloomington’s own Hoagy Carmichael, in honor of his birthday, including “Star Dust,” “Skylark,” and “The Nearness Of You,” as sung by some of the best jazz and pop singers.
Nov 16th: Count Basie and the Singers
For nearly 50 years, Count Basie led one of the swingin-est big bands in the land. This week, we’ll feature a few of the many, many singers who sang with The Count. including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joe Williams.
Nov 9th: A Jazz Date with Chris Connor
This week, we celebrate the smoky voice of jazz singer Chris Connor, in honor of her birthday, who recorded some of the best cool jazz vocal records of the 1950s.
Nov 2nd: The Paul Simon Jazz Songbook
Songwriter Paul Simon has been delighting our ears with melodies for over 50 years. This week, we’ll explore jazz interpretations of his songs, sung by Carmen McRae, Kurt Elling, Rachel Caswell, and more