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.
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SFJAZZ 2022-23 season

SFJAZZ is a recognized international leader in jazz creation, presentation, and education. SFJAZZ explores the full spectrum of jazz-from the music’s origins in the African American community, to its diverse present-day expressions around the world. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, SFJAZZ works to develop the audience for jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. SFJAZZ celebrates jazz as a living art form, built on a constantly evolving tradition.

For a complete schedule and information about the programs, visit SFJAZZ.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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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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Jazz After Hours recommends Chris' Jazz Cafe Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s world famous Chris’ Jazz Café is a go-to destination in a city known for producing legendary musical artists such as John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Christian McBride, and Orrin Evans. Established in 1989, Chris’ Jazz Café is the longest continuously operating jazz club in Philadelphia, annually attracting visitors from more than 160 countries and all 50 states.

This deluxe venue has hosted some of the biggest names in jazz; both international superstars, such as the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Junior Mance, Pat Martino, Joey DeFrancesco, Kevin Eubanks and many others. Selected as one of the “100 Great Venues Around the World to Hear Jazz” by DownBeat magazine.

Next time you find yourself in Philadelphia, great jazz can be found at Chris’ Jazz Café.

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Jazz After Hours recommends Smoke Jazz Club in NYC

One of New York City’s premier live music venues, Smoke Jazz Club always presents an outstanding line-up of both legendary jazz performers and emerging voices on their stage. Acclaimed for essential music programming and world class setting, Smoke Jazz Club reopened in 2022 to much fanfare after being closed to indoor performances and dining for over two years. This revered institution has undertaken an impressive expansion and renovation that anchors its place as a world-renowned destination for the best in classic and modern jazz.

Beginning with a top notch dining experience and finishing late into the night with inspiring, memorable jazz performances, Smoke in NYC is one of our fave NYC jazz clubs.

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Jazz After Hours recommends Keystone Korner in Baltimore

Reborn in one of America’s great cities, this legendary venue continues the mission of the original North Beach/SF incarnation: to “provide the best music in the world for the most affordable prices in the most loving environment.” That is still the goal at Keystone Korner Baltimore, with the added presence of Chef Robert Wiedmaier. The outstanding food and libations complement the truly phenomenal music presented in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

For exciting live jazz and delicious dining in Baltimore, the Keystone Korner is our pick.

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Jazz After Hours recommends Jazz Showcase in Chicago

The Jazz Showcase is the oldest historic jazz club in Chicago, founded in 1947 by Joe Segal, now owned and operated by Wayne Segal, Joe Segal’s son.

Known for consistently booking the greatest jazz musicians in the world, the Jazz showcase continues to be a thriving focus of jazz in Chicago. A night in Chicago requires a stop at the Jazz Showcase for top international and homegrown Chicago musicians.

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Jazz After Hours recommends Black Cat in San Francisco

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood, Black Cat is both a center of the city’s jazz scene and a direct link to the New York jazz community.

The intimate basement performance room and chic street level bar make for a great evening out and an adventurous listening experience. Did we mention the food? We love Black cat in The City.

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.

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