Night Train

Monday - Thursday at 10pm

Monday through Thursday nights, it’s the best in jazz on Night Train, hosted by KMUW’s Chris Heim. From classic artists and recordings to today’s emerging artists and most intriguing new releases - along with specials, in-depth features, jazz concert highlights and more - Night Train will take you to the best of “America’s classical music.”

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Monday 1.2.17 

Night Train highlights guitarists tonight – including Pat Metheny, Pat Martino, Calvin Keys, Sheryl Bailey, George Benson (from his debut as leader), the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (from their Guitar Heroes tribute album), and Frank Potenza’s salute to Joe Pass.

Tuesday 1.3.17

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  1. Mike LeDonne – That Feelin’ (Savant)


  1. Shirley Horn – Live at the 4 Queens (Resonance)


  1. Bill Evans – Some Other Time (Resonance)


  1. Erroll Garner – Ready Take One (Octave Music/Legacy)


  1. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble – I Want That Sound! (Innova)


  1. Phil Norman Tentet – Then and Now (Mama)


Monday 12.26.16

Night Train celebrates the birthday of guitarist John Scofield with music from his Gramavision days to his 2016 Country for Old Men album, along with guest appearances with Pat Metheny, Mose Allison, Trio Beyond and Beatlejazz. Plus music from Ahmad Jamal and Nina Simone – both were just announced last week as Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients – and new release from The Bad Plus, Erroll Garner, and Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra.

Tuesday 12.27.16

Night Train | Best of 2016

Monday 12.19.16

Night Train kicks off a week of holiday music and specials with two Joy to the World specials featuring pianist Bob Thompson and his band. In hour one, he’s joined by singer (and one of this year’s Grammy nominees) Catherine Russell, and in hour two the guest it’s Heather Masse of the Wailin’ Jennys.

Tuesday 12.20.16

Join us tonight on the Night Train for holiday and seasonal favorites from John Scofield, Ella Fitzgerald, Cyrus Chestnut, Vince Guaraldi, Dave Brubeck, Betty Carter and more.

Monday 12.12.16

Night Train marks birthdays of saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., jazz accordionist Richard Galliano, singer and songwriter (including for Schoolhouse Rock) Bob Dorough, drummer Tony Williams, singer Joe Williams and pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. Plus new music from Kansas City soul jazz organist Chris Hazelton, teen jazz phenom Joey Alexander, and legendary guitarist Kenny Burrell.

Tuesday 12.13.16

Monday 12.5.16

Night Train teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency tonight to mark the birthday of Walt Disney with jazz versions of songs from Disney films performed by Dave Brubeck, Peggy Lee, The Jazz Networks, Esperanza Spalding and more. Plus birthday salutes to saxophonist Cory Weeds and pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, and new releases from Erroll Garner, Bill Evans, the Mike Jones Trio, and Dave Stryker.

Tuesday 12.6.16

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  1. Catherine Russell- Harlem on My Mind (Jazz Village)


  1. Nat King Cole – The Complete US and UK Hits 1942-62 (Acrobat)


  1. Macy Gray – Stripped (Chesky)


  1. Mike LeDonne – That Feelin’ (Savant)


  1. Dave Stryker – Eight Track II I (StrikeZone)


  1. Shirley Horn – Live at the 4 Queens (Resonance)



More for this month's feature celebrating the 90th birthday of saxophone player Lou Donaldson, including work he did with Cifford Brown, plus South African legend Hugh Masakela and some classics from Art Blakey, Jimmy Smith and Sonny Rollins among others.


Monday 11.21.16

Night Train marks birthdays of Crescent City favorite Dr. John (including music from the new Musical Mojo album and from his salute to Johnny Mercer) and one of the giants of the jazz tenor sax, Coleman Hawkins (including a Hawkins special in hour two of the show). Plus November featured artist Lou Donaldson, Mose Allison, and the latest from pianist Dan Cray.

Tuesday 11.22.16