Jazz After Hours is a late night jazz radio show hosted by Jim Wilke heard Friday and Saturday nights across the U.S. and parts of Canada since 1984. Like the last set at a jazz club, the mood is mellow but not without surprises.  New and well-established jazz artists may drop in for a chat, and the music ranges from latest releases to jazz classics. There's news of tours, festivals and clubs - the best places to hear live jazz.

Jim's easy-going presentation has won the praise of jazz stars Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Max Roach, Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, Joshua Redman, Billy Taylor, Maria Schneider, Phil Woods, Fred Hersch, Esperanza Spalding and many others who have been guests on Jazz After Hours.  

The show is produced at Hatchcover Productions in Seattle and distributed by Public Radio International starting at Midnight Eastern Time each weekend.  It also reaches an international audience via many US stations who also stream the program to the internet.
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Jim received the Willis Conover/Marian McPartland Award for broadcasting presented by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2013, and was named a Seattle "Jazz Hero" in 2014.  Jazz After Hours is also frequently listed as one of the top national jazz radio programs by the JazzTimes Readers Poll, and the JazzTimes Critics Poll.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website and if you have questions about the program not answered here, send email to Jim.  We never sell or trade the names of people who write us. If you wish to contact us, here's the address and you know what to do:  jim (at) jazzafterhours (dot) org   We like hearing from you!

Travel photos from Ireland, Mexico, France, Italy and Spain are at about Jim Wilke.

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Photo by Steve Korn     

Site design by Susan Pascal

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