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Jazz Goes to the Movies Week 3

On week three of Jazz Goes to the Movies, we feature songs with lyrics composed by Paul Francis Webster and the duo of Burt Kalmar and Harry Ruby. None of…

Thursday Night Beat - Goodbye, Ron Miles

Ron Miles, I still can't believe you're gone. You left us with so much music and yet I'm sure there was more you had planned. Thank you for every note.…

The Night Beat — Jazz Goes to the Movies Week Two

On week two of Jazz Goes to the Movies we’ll feature songs composed by Walter Donaldson (born 2/15/1893 New York City, NY, died 7/15/1947 Santa Monica, CA) and J. (Joseph)…

The Night Beat— Jazz Goes to the Movies

The long wait is over! "Jazz Goes to the Movies" is set to begin its return engagement in 2022! Join Doug Crane every Wednesday evening in March beginning at 8…

The Night Beat — Duke Ellington 1939 - 1942

  On February 23, on the Night Beat it's music from the Duke Ellington Orchestra circa 1939-1942 and trumpet player/composer Johnny Carisi. Many Ellington and Billy Strayhorn classics were recorded…

The Night Beat — Lee Morgan, Live at the Lighthouse

All month long your host Doug Crane has been treating you to music from the recently released and definitive version of Lee Morgan’s “Live at The Lighthouse.” Originally available as…

The Night Beat - Freddie Hubbard's First Light at 50

On the Wednesday Night Beat, Doug Crane will present Freddie Hubbard's CTI recording "First Light" which was released 50 years ago in the fall of 1971. Featuring stellar solos from…

The Night Beat Remembers Stephen Sondheim

Join Doug Crane as he hosts a two-hour remembrance of Stephen Sondheim on Wednesday, December 8, beginning at 8 pm on The Night Beat. Praised for re-inventing American Musical Theatre,…

The Night Beat — Joni Mitchell, Blue

Join us on next Night Beat as we reprise one of my most popular programs of 2021: a jazz celebration of the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's landmark recording "Blue"…

The Night Beat — Vince Mendoza

Join Doug Crane on Wednesday, November 17, at 8 pm as he notes the 60th birthday of composer, arranger, and conductor Vince Mendoza. Born in Norwalk, CT in 1961, his…

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