CJNU presents Asper Jazz – weekday evenings at 7pm. Join us in the coolest club in town, for an hour of incredible jazz from legendary performers – all on one bill.

Asper Jazz features music from the CJNU Jazz Library – built upon the personal record collection of the late Israel (I.H.) Asper, generously donated to the station by the Asper family. Every show features a memorable moment, story, or interesting musical tidbit – as shared by David Asper, Gail Asper, or ‘Izzy’ himself via archival recordings.

Below you’ll find the most recent set lists, so you can check out all of the artists and songs featured on the show. Missed a show? You can find everything broadcast over the past four weeks at the CJNU Archives and listen again any time. No cover charge!

We’ve got your usual table reserved – so grab something chilled from the bar and have a seat.


Tuesday March 10th

Bill Evans – Green Dolphin Street
Dave Brubeck – Closing Theme
Susie Arioli Swing Band – I Got It Bad
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra – On A Holiday (Devil’s Holiday)
Canadian Brass – Artistry in Rhythm
Django Reinhardt – Norwegian Dance, No. 2
Red Garland – Marie´s Delight
Benny Carter – Street Scene
Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, The – Irish Rover
Ian McDougall Sextet – I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You
Johnny Hodges – Don’t get around much anymore
June ‘Pepper’ Harris – Oops, I Forgat My Shoes
Charlie Parker – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Oscar Peterson Trio – My One And Only Love

Monday March 9th

George Shearing – This Can’t Be Love
Billy May – I Guess I’ll Have To Dream The Rest
Oscar Peterson – Yesterdays
Lena Horne – Pleasures And Palaces
Holly Cole Trio – Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Green – Misty
Etta Jones – Cool Cool Daddy
Lenny Breau – Cannon Ball Rag
Antonio Carlos Jobim – The Girl from Ipanema
Lenny Breau With Dave Young – Summertime
Cy Coleman – The Chase
Ranee Lee – The Trolley Song
Cleo Laine & John Dankworth – You’ve Done Something to My Heart
Diana Krall – Peel Me A Grape

Friday March 6th

Cecil Taylor – Second act of a (part 6)
George Benson – Living In High Definition
Nat King Cole – I Want to Be Ready
Anita O’Day – Avalon
Oscar Peterson – I’m in the Mood for Love
101 Strings – Serenade In Blue
Glenn Miller – Yes, My Darling Daughter
Louis Armstrong – What’s New
Susie Arioli – Night and Day
Claude Thornhill – To Each His Own
Lenny Breau – Blue Echo
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker – Festive Minor

Thursday March 5th

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – Master & Slave
Australian Jazz Quintet – Love Song
Oscar Peterson Trio – I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
Jeff Healey – Mine All Mine
Stan Getz – Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
Gerry Mulligan – Stardust
Holly Cole – Hold On
Red Norvo – Hole In The Wall
Ranee Lee – Med-Lee
Kevin Mahogany – Everything I Have Is Yours
Hagood Hardy – Falling in Love
Carmen Cavallaro – Fly Me To The Moon
Susie Arioli – Night and Day

Wednesday March 4th

Sarah Vaughan – In a Sentimental Mood
Woody Herman – Bijou
Oscar Peterson – I Hear Music
Jim Hall – Tangerine
Ian McDougall Sextet – Ian Leaps Out
Ink Spots – Home Is Where The Heart Is
Paul Desmond – When Joanna Loved Me
Michael Kaeshammer – Cinnamon Sun
George Shearing – Medley- Just One Of Those Things – On Green Dolphin Street
Kelly Gordon Kent – I Got It Bad
Stéphane Grappelli – S-H-I-N-E
June ‘Pepper’ Harris – Lord Won’t You Help Me
Jack Jones – Mean To Me
Diana Krall – When I Look In Your Eyes

Tuesday March 3rd

Ben Webster & Jack Teagarden’s Big Eight – Big Eight Blues
Dave Thompson Quartet – Ask Me Later
Diana Panton – That’s All
Wynton Marsalis – I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Susie Arioli Band – Don’t We All Have The Right
Bobby Hackett – Nobody’s Sweetheart
Jackie Gleason – I Got It Bad & That Ain’t Good
George Gershwin – Kickin’ The Clouds Away
John Labelle – Theme for Montreal
Eddie Condon – Farewell Blues
Carol Welsman –
Oliver Jones – Why Think About Tomorrow
Lionel Hampton – I Surrender, Dear
Oscar Peterson – I Remember Clifford

Monday March 2nd

Dave Brubeck – La Bamba
Antonio Vivaldi – Sonata a quattro in E flat, V 130; 1 Largo molto
Diana Krall – Alone Again (Naturally)
Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford – Tonight, We’re Setting the Woods on Fire
Ella Fitzgerald –  I Found My Yellow Basket
Benny Goodman – Serenade In Blue
Jeff Healey – All along the Watchtower
John Pizzarelli – These Foolish Things
Tony Bennett – La Vie En Rose
Joni James – Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire
Erin Propp & Larry Roy – He Cries (The Breathing)
Holly Cole Trio – Calling You
Tony Martin – I Apologize
Bramwell Tovey Trio – MB – Tip Toe Through The Tulips
Keely Smith – Don’t Take Your Love From Me

Friday Feb 28th

Joe Sealy – Africville
Max Greger SR & Max Greger JR – Can you feel the love tonight
Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry – Satrin Dolll
Jimmy Dorsey – Jazz Me Blues
Barney Kessell – On A Slow Boat To China
Holly Cole Trio – Cry (If You Want To)
Shirley Horn – That’s No Joke
Blossom Dearie – Once Upon a Summertime
Erin Propp & Larry Roy – The Frost
Francis Goya – Song of the Volga Boatman
Susie Arioli Band – It’s All Your Fault
Lenny Breau – Sonny’s Special
Houston Person – Wonder Why
Karin Plato – Let There Be Love
Count Basie – Blues (I Still Think of Her)
Heather Bishop – MB – It’s A Good Day

Thursday Feb 27th

Chris Connor – On the First Warm Day
Susannah McCorkle – Why Don’t We Try Staying Home
Oscar Peterson – Daahoud
Wallace Roney – Meu Menino
Diana Panton – The Island
Frankie Laine – Put Yourself In My Place, Baby
Dizzy Gillespie – ‘Round About Midnight
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Starwalker
Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond – Jeepers Creepers
Benny Goodman & Mildred Bailey – I Thought About You
Diana Krall – Walk on By
Harry James – It’s Funny to Everyone But Me
Jennifer Hanson – All Night Long

Tuesday Feb 25th

J.J. Johnson – Mad About the Boy
Cassandra Wilson – I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face
Diana Krall – Blue Skies
Thelma  Grayson- Just You, Just Me
Bramwell Tovey Trio – MB – As Time Goes By
Bill Evans – Peachtree
The Oscar Peterson Quartet – Now’s The Time
Joe Pass – Acoustic Blues
Nat King Cole – Roses And Wine
Hagood Hardy – You Never Needed Me
Ed Bickert – Street of Dreams
Ranee Lee – Crazy He Calls Me

Monday Feb 24th

Clifford Brown – A Night In Tunisia
Sarah Vaughan – Perdido
Oscar Peterson – The C Jam Blues
Les Brown – Coffee Time
Susie Arioli Swing Band – Instrumental #2
Cleo Laine, Toots Thielemans – My One And Only Love
Tony Bennett – Who Cares
Holly Cole – The Briar And The Rose
Nina Simone – Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair
Carol Welsman – What r u doing the rest of
Lester Young – I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
John Coltrane – Come Rain Or Come Shine
Holly Cole Trio – Honeysuckle Rose

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Thursday Feb 20th


Wednesday Feb 19th

Billy May – Stardust
Emilie-Claire Barlow – I Don’t Know Where I Stand
Ray Brown – Nagasaki
Oscar Peterson – Kern-The Song Is You
Benny Goodman – Henderson Stomp
Tommy Banks – Look To The Rainbow
Eddie Heywood Trio – Mighty Lak’ A Rose
Ruby Braff – When I Fall In Love
Duke Ellington – Passion Flower
Ella Fitzgerald – Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie!
Heather Bishop – Pass Me By
Julie London – Get Set For The Blues
Holly Cole – We Kiss In A Shadow
Dinah Washington – All Of Me
Dave Lawton – Ev-E-Day
Ben Webster – Time On My Hands

Tuesday Feb 18th

Bill Evans – Our Love Is Here to Stay
Oliver Jones – Something for Chuck
Oscar Peterson – My One and Only Love
Helen Merrill – Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
Holly Cole Trio – Cry (If You Want To)
Johnny Hartman – I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Lenny Breau & Buddy Emmons – Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Barbara Carroll – At Long Last Love
k.d. lang – Simple
Johnny Smith – Shenandoah
Anita O’Day – Under A Blanket Of Blue
Diana Krall – Let It Rain
Benny Carter – Cocktails for Two
Mike Janzen Trio – Chim Chim Che-ree

Monday Feb 17th


Friday Feb 14th

King Pleasure – I’m In The Mood For Love 2
Teddy Wilson – Poor Butterfly
Oscar Peterson – You’d Be So Easy To Love
Francis Goya – If I fell
Lenny Breau With Dave Young – My Foolish Heart
Art Tatum – Makin’ Whoopee
George Gershwin – Scandal Walk
Billy May – Satin Doll
Bob Watts Trio – East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon
Bix Beiderbecke – Clarinet Marmalade
Dave Brubeck Quartet – The Night We Called It A Day
Susie Arioli – Honeysuckle Rose
Thelonious Monk – Evidence
Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll

Thursday Feb 13th

Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra – Let’s Go Home
Bill Evans – Walkin’ Up
Johnny Mathis – What Would My Mary Say
Mike Janzen Trio – N.Y.C.
Jack Jones – Hit The Road To Dreamland
Oscar Peterson Trio – My Heart Stood Still
Louis Armstrong – Blueberry Hill
Susie Arioli Swing Band – Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Anita O’Day – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Ian McDougall Sextet – Broadway
Coleman Hawkins – I Wished on the Moon
Hagood Hardy – Juarez ’62
Joshua Redman – Courage
k.d. lang – The Consequences Of Falling

Wednesday Feb 12th

Roy Hargrove – What’s New
Gerry Griffin – A Hard Rain Will Fall
Bing Crosby – Don’t Blame Me
Diane Schuur – Travelin’ Blues
Lenny Breau – Lullaby Of Birdland
Maureen O’Hara – A Kerry Cow
Aaron Weinstein – Samba De Orpheus
Gerry Mulligan Quartet – Listening To Astor
Michael Kaeshammer – At The Vinyl Cafe
Zoot Sims – Someone to Watch Over Me-My Old Flame
Aretha Franklin – Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
Glenn Miller – Tail-End Charlie
Emilie-Claire Barlow – On A Clear Day
June Christy – I Get Along Without You Very Well

Tuesday Feb 11th

Sarah Vaughan – I’m Through With Love
Keith Jarrett – So Tender
Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson – What’s New
Doc Severinsen – After You’ve Gone
Oscar Peterson – Berlin-You’re Laughing at Me
Bobby Troup – Old Devil Moon
Carol Welsman – Two For The Road
SwingSoniq – Beyond The Sea
Martha Brooks – My Funny Valentine
Jeff Healey – How Long Can A Man Be Strong
Johnny Mann Singers – Blue Tail Fly
Buffy Sainte-Marie – He’s An Indian Cowboy In The Rodeo
June Christy – Tampico
Susie Arioli – Someone Else
Count Basie – Going to Chicago
Diana Panton – Say It (Over and Over Again)

Monday Feb 10th

Lou Levy – Ah Moore
Tony Bennett – Spring in Manhattan
Oscar Peterson – These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
Quintet of the Hot Club of France – Daphne
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Cripple Creek
Cannonball Adderley – The Jive Samba
George Gershwin – Swanee
Lenny Breau – Cannon Ball Rag
Freddie Hubbard – Hub’s Nub
Molly Johnson – Ooh Child – Redemption Song
Erin Propp & Larry Roy – Courage, My Love
Jeri Southern – Dancing on the Ceiling
Stuff Smith – It’s Only a Paper Moon