Jazz After Hours is the longest continuously running, nationally syndicated 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.
2022-23 in the House of Swing
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2022-23 season illuminates, actualizes, and reaffirms the notion of jazz as a global language and the music’s power to bridge divides and coalesce distinct communities. Throughout Jazz at Lincoln Center’s first full season since 2019, JALC presents forward-thinking musicians, virtuosic practitioners, and ingenious conceptualists from Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America at the House of Swing to explore jazz as a medium for cultural exchange.
For a complete schedule and information about the programs, visit Jazz.org
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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Jazz After Hours recommends Django in the Roxy Hotel NYC
Visiting or living in New York City? We highly recommend one of NYC’s premiere jazz clubs, Django in the cellar of the Roxy Hotel.
With its vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls, it’s a perfect spot for dinner, craft cocktails and live jazz in the heart of Tribeca. The Django is home to the weekly Mingus Big Band residency, monthly Mark Whitfield residency, and some of today’s top jazz artists and emerging musicians. To learn more, visit TheDjangoNYC.com or just drop in for great live jazz.
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Short and sweet
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.