Jazz After Hours is the longest continuously running jazz program on the radio. In 2014, broadcaster and digital media artist Jeff Hanley began hosting the program, following an award winning 30 year run by the show's creator, Jim Wilke. The four hour show celebrates and nurtures the constantly evolving music that is jazz. The music doesn't sit still and neither does Jazz After Hours. Check out our Stations listing to find the program on your local public radio station or listen online with our streaming player.
Coming April 30 2021
Jazz After Hours is partnering with UNESCO International Jazz Day 2021 and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz to bring you all the latest information about this year’s global event. Plans are still in the works, but stop by here for regular updates and tune in Jazz After Hours on PRX worldwide to hear music from this year’s participants.
For more information about UNESCO International Jazz Day 2021, visit their web site.
Your music on Jazz After Hours
Are you a jazz musician with a new record you want the world to hear? Jazz After Hours accepts submissions of new jazz for airplay. No record promoter is required to have your music considered. The only requirements: quality, musicianship and originality. Our mission is to support and encourage the creation of fresh new jazz. Your new music could be broadcast and streamed worldwide on the PRX network.
We do not accept physical copies. In the interest of everyone’s health, your budget, and the environment, only digital submissions are accepted. We accept studio quality recordings, in .wav, .mp3, .mp4, or .aiff file formats, delivered by download. Files must be properly named and accompanied by a one-sheet of information about you and your music. Questions? Contact us through the contact form at the bottom of this page.
We look forward to hearing your new music.
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Every week, Jeff Hanley’s Jazz Happening Now on the PRX network distills the best new jazz music into an easy to digest 60 minutes. Swing by to hear this week’s show, explore the archive of every show since the launch in 2015, and find a station that airs Jazz Happening Now near you.