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.
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2021-22 in the House of Swing

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 34th concert season sets the stage for collective creativity and individual expression and revisits their roots in jazz, swing, and the blues. The new season is a joyful homecoming for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and many special guests. 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.

Photo of multi-instrumentalist Tara Davidson by Bill Beard

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Trombonist, composer, and bandleader David Gibson, on stage at Smalls
Photo by Anna Yatskevich

Jazz After Hours recommends Smalls and Mezzrow in NYC

Visiting or living in New York City? We highly recommend Smalls and Mezzrow, two of NYC’s premiere jazz clubs in Greenwich Village.

Every night, the world’s greatest jazz musicians take the stage at both clubs. It’s your opportunity to see the best, in the authentic and welcoming vibe of two very cool venues, in the company of a serious yet joyful jazz community.

Not in NYC? You can still enjoy the music live streaming from the clubs. Browse to Smallslive.com to hear the world class music in your own home or on your mobile device. The quality is excellent.

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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