Follow on Twitter

An exploration of contemporary and modern jazz with an emphasis on local talent: the city’s best mix of instrumental and vocal jazz.


15th November

Show Playlist
  • McKenzie/Means Hello Lola. Coleman Hawkins tenor sax), Mound City Blues Blowers
  • Heyman/ Green: Body and Soul. Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Hawkins: Stuffy. Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Eddie Jones (bass), Connie Kay (drums)
  • Donaldson: Blues walk. Lou Donaldson (alto sax), Herman Foster (piano), Peck Morrison (bass), Dave Bailey (drums), Ray Barretto (congas)
  • Hawkins: bean and the boys. Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Major Holley (bass), Eddie Locke (drums)
  • Hawkins: Hanid. Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Hank Jones (piano), George Duvivier (bass), Mickey Sheen (drums)
  • Hancock/Hendricks: Watermelon Man. Lambert, Hendicks, Bavan (vocal group), Jazz Ensemble
  • Waller: Honeysuckle Rose. Benny Carter (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: Crazy Rhythm. Benny Carter (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Ellington, Duke: Drop Me Off in Harlem. Bob Barnard, cornet, Brian Lemon, pno., Danny Moss, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Ellington, Duke: Drop Me Off in Harlem. James Sherlock, gtr., Kristin Berardi, voc.
  • Clarke: Harlem Mist '55 Herbie Hancock (piano), Tony Williams (drums), Stanley Clarke (bass), Strings, Jazz Ensemble
  • Robin/Hagen: Harlem Nocturne (Nocturne for the Blues) Mel Torme (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Madden, Frances: If This Were a Dream. Frances Madden, pno., Frances Madden, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Madden, Frances: Summer's Song. Frances Madden, pno., Frances Madden, voc. Jazz Ensemble .

  • 8th November

    Show Playlist
  • Shaw: Any old time. Billie Holiday (vocal), Artie Shaw Orchestra
  • Dominquez: Perfidia. Helen Forrest (vocal), Benny goodman Orchestra
  • Elman, Ziggy: And the Angels Sing. Martha Tilton, voc. Benny Goodman and His Orch .
  • Haggart: What's New. Louise Tobin (vocal), Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Winfree: China Boy. Benny Goodman (clarinet), unnamed musicians
  • Mercer/Whiting: Too marvellous for words. Artie Shaw (clarinet), Hank Jones (piano), Joe Puma (guitar), Tommy Potter (bass), Irv Kluger drums
  • Tyner: The Wanderer. McCoy Tyner (piano), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Gary Bartz (alto sax), Ron Carter (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
  • Roberts/Fisher: You always hurt the one you love. Kay Starr (vocal), Charlie Barnet Orchestra
  • Rodgers/Hart: Sing for your Supper. Helen Humes (vocal), Count Basie Orchestra
  • Ellington: It don't mean a thing if it aint got that swing. Ivie Anderson (vocal), Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Ellington: It dont mean a thing. Barbara James (vocal), Frank Coughlan's Trocadero Orchestra
  • Bonfa: Manha de Carneval. Art Farmer (flugelhorn), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: S'Wonderful. James Morrison (flugelhorn, trumpet), Adam Makowicz (piano), Buster Williams (bass), Al Foster (drums)
  • Austin/mcHugh/mills: When my sugar walks down the street. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal) Chick Webb orchestra
  • Fields/McHugh: On the sunny side of the street. June Christy (vocal) Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • unknown: Skylark. Anita O'Day (vocal), Gene Krupa Orchestra
  • Keller: Domesticity. Andrea Keller (piano), Flora Carbo (alto sax), Julien Wilson (tenor sax), James Macaulay (trombone), Sam Anning (double bass)
  • Keller, Andrea: Life That Lingers. Gian Slater, voc., Shannon Barnett, tbn. Andrea Keller Quartet .
  • Brown, Lew: Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree. Marion Hutton, voc., Tex Beneke, voc. Glenn Miller & His Orch, The Modernaires .
  • unknown: I'm Making believe. Doris Day (vocal), Les Brown Orchestra
  • Berlin: Blue Skies. Stan Getz (tenor saxophone), jazz trio
  • Hilliard/Mann: In the wee small hours of the morning. University of Toronto 10 OÇlock Jazz Orchestra
  • Kern, Jerome: Smoke gets in your eyes. Judy Bailey, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Kern: All the things you are: Pat Metheny, Jim Hall (guitars)

  • 1st November

    Show Playlist
  • Guaraldi, Vince: Ginza Samba. Cal Tjader, vibraphone, Stan Getz, sax., Vince Guaraldi, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Guaraldi Cast your fate to the wind. David Benoit (piano), Emily Remler (guitar), Peter Erskine (drums), John Patitucci (bass)

  • 25th October

    Show Playlist
  • Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia (Interlude). Ann Hampton Callaway (vocal), Jazz Ensemble

  • 18th October

    Show Playlist
  • Dennis/Adair: Will you still be mine. Vladimir Shafranov (piano), Pekka Sarmanto (bass), Jukkis Uotila (drums)
  • Dennis/Clark: Show me the way to get out of this world. Peggy Lee (vocal), Dave Barbour's Orchestra
  • Dennis/Kilduff: Love turns winter to spring. June Christy (vocal)Jazz Ensemble
  • Dennis/Adair: Lets get away from it all. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Billy May Orchestra
  • Dennis/Adair: The night we called it a day. Diana Krall (vocal, piano), Orchestra
  • Dennis/Carson: Junior and Julie. Matt Dennis (piano, vocal)
  • Dennis/Gillam: It wasn't the stars that thrilled me. Matt Dennis (piano, vocal),
  • Hodges: Free for all. Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Shorty Baker (trumpet), John Sanders, Quentin Jackson (trombones), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Jimmy Jones (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Les Spann (guitaer), Jo Jones (drums)
  • Dennis/Adair: Angel Eyes. Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto saxophone), Joe Morello (drums), Gene Wright (bass)
  • Dennis/Adair: Angel Eyes. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal) Lou Levy (piano), Max Bennett (bass), Gus Johnson (drums)
  • Dennis, Matt: Violets For Your Furs. Billie Holiday, voc. Ray Ellis Orch .
  • Dennis, Matt (arr. Broadbent, Alan): Everything Happens to Me. Chet Baker, tpt., Chet Baker, voc. Charlie Haden Quartet West, String Ensemble .
  • Rodgers, Richard: Falling in Love with Love. Hank Jones, pno., Kenny Dorham, tpt., Max Roach, drums, Oscar Pettiford, db., Sonny Rollins, sax.

  • 11th October

    Show Playlist
  • Fisher: Chicago. Tony Bennett (vocal), Dave Brubeck (piano)
  • Gordon/Warren: There will never be another you. Tony Bennett (vocal), Dave Brubeck (piano).
  • Kahn/Malneck/Livingston: I'm thru with love. Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Sharon (piano)
  • Lewis/Young: Street of Dreams. Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Sharon (piano)
  • Kern/Hammerstein: Nobody else but me. Tony Bennett (vocal), Ralph Sharon Trio

  • 4th October

    Show Playlist
  • Coltrane, Alice: Blue Nile. Alice Coltrane, harp, Joe Henderson, fte., Pharaoh Sanders, fte. Rhythm Section .
  • Henderson, Joe: Shade of Jade. Joe Henderson, sax., Roy Hargrove, tpt. Roy Hargrove Quintet .

  • 27th September

    Show Playlist
  • Berlin, Irving: Easter Parade. Bob Sedergreen, pno., Tony Gould, pno.
  • Berlin, Irving: All by myself. Chris Ludowyk, tbn., Peter Gaudion, tpt., Peter Gaudion, voc., Richard Miller, sax. Society Syncopators .
  • Berlin: What''ll I do? Harry Nilsson (vocal)
  • Berlin, Irving: It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow. Bernie McGann, sax., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Philip Rex, db., Simon Barker, drums .
  • Berlin: Say it isnt so. Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Berlin: Say it isnt so. Earl Hines (solo piano)
  • Berlin: Marie. Eddie Davis (tenor sax), Joe Newman (trumpet), Count Basie (piano), Shirley Scott (organ), george Duvivier (bass), Butch Ballard (drums)
  • Berlin: Let's face the music and dance. Jackie McLean (alto sax), Walter Bishop (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
  • Berlin: Cheek to Cheek. Lou Donaldson (alto sax), Horace Silver (piano), Gene Ramsey (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
  • Berlin: Alexander's Ragtime Band. Billy Eckstine, Sarah vaughan (vocals), Hal mooney Orchestra
  • Berlin: Suppertime. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Paul Weston Orchestra
  • Berlin: Hows Chances? Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Paul Weston Orchestra

  • 20th September

    Show Playlist
  • Rodgers/hart: This can't be love. Ian Shaw (vocal)