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.


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

Friday Feb 7th

Nat King Cole – Red Sails In The Sunset
Clifford Brown – (I Don’t Stand A) Ghost of a Chance
Oscar Peterson – Laura
Billy May – My Last Affair
Carol Welsman – It Might as Well Be Spring
Walle Larsson – Spuffy ‘T’
Artie Shaw – Moon Glow
Duke Ellington & Luke Armstrong – It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Susie Arioli Swing Band – No Smokes Blues
Ben Webster & Ben Webster Quartet – Blue Skies
Lenny Breau – I’ll See You in My Dreams
Ranee Lee – Don’t Explain
Buddy Greco – Day By Day
Benny Carter – Laura

Thursday Feb 6th

Wednesday Feb 5th

Tuesday Feb 4th

Monday Feb 3rd

Frank Sinatra – They Can’t Take That Away from Me
Lena Horne – Poppa Don’t Preach To Me
Oscar Peterson – Kern-Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man
Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra – The Yogi Who Lost His Will Power
Holly Cole – CC – Make It Go Away
Harry Connick Jr. – And I Love You So
Susie Arioli Swing Band – Night And Day
Ahmad Jamal with Voices – Gypsies in the Wind
Karin Plato – Shoe Passion Blues
Chico Hamilton – My Funny Valentine
Ranee Lee – I Only Have Eyes For You
Frankie Laine – The Kid’s Last Fight
Lenny Breau & Brad Terry – Nine Pound Hammer
Benny Goodman – Peckin’
Heather Bishop – I’m A Woman
Wes Montgomery – What’s New
Nat King Cole – Sweet Lorraine

Friday Jan 31st

Claude Bolling – Beverly Hills
Fausto Papetti – Alexandra
Oscar Peterson – I Surrender, Dear
George Shearing – I Remember You
Don Shirley – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Various Artists – Ode to Billie Joe
Diana Panton – You’re the Top
Anita O’Day – Stars Fell On Alabama
George Gershwin – That Certain Feeling
Michael Kaeshammer – My Love
Johnny Mathis – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Jennifer Hanson – Pretty Blue
Susie Arioli Band – The Way You Look Tonight
Django Reinhardt – Hcq Strut
Tony Bennett – Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Ink Spots – Shine On Harvest Moon
Jeff Healey – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams

Thursday Jan 30th

Pete Fountain – China Boy (Go Sleep)
Erroll Garner Trio -I Don’t Know Why
Oscar Peterson Trio – You Look Good To Me
Edie Adams – Just a Girl That Men Forget
Benny Carter – Frenesi
Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club – Blythe Spirit Samba
Erroll Garner – I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Duke Ellington – The Jeep Is Jumpin’
Ian McDougall Sextet – I’ll Be Around
Dave Brubeck – Cantos para pedir las posadas
Diana Krall – Wallflower
George Benson – Turn Your Love Around
Lenny Breau – Speedy Blues
Jack Sheldon Orchestra – Comedy Break
KD Lang – Waltz Me Once Again Around the Dance Floor

Tuesday Jan 28th

Mark Murphy – Out Of This World
Nat King Cole Trio – Don’t Blame Me
Jeff Healey – I Think I Love You Too Much
Louis Armstrong – I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You
Holly Cole Trio – I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Francis Goya – The Godfather
Oscar Peterson – It’s De-Lovely
Bobby Hackett – Bugle Call Rag
The Declaration of Independence The Fifth Dimension Portrait
Carol Welsman – Si J’étais Un Homme
Sadao Watanabe – Harambee
Ella Fitzgerald – My Happiness
Bill Evans – Sometime Ago
Denzal Sinclaire – Still Got It!
Eva Cassidy & Chuck Brown – Red Top
Canadian Brass – Ellington Medley

Monday Jan 27th

Shirley Horn – Where Do You Start
Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford – Hey Good Lookin
Diana Panton – The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Sarah Vaughan – East of the Sun
Oscar Peterson – Kern Hill
Miles Davis – If I Were a Bell
Erin Propp & Larry Roy – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Carmen McRae – Perdido
Lenny Breau & Brad Terry – Canonball Rag
Ella Fitzgerald – What Is There To Say
Molly Johnson – Sleep In Late
Count Basie – I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson – What’s New
Jackie Gleason – The House Is Haunted (By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye)
Dione Taylor – Save Your Love For Me

Friday Jan 24th

Scott Hamilton – Limehouse Blues
Elton John – Your Song
Oscar Peterson With String – Echoes
George Shearing – I Remember You
Manhattan Transfer – Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
eff Healey – I’m Tore Down
Ben Webster – Blues for the Blues
Anita O’Day – A Nightingale Sang in Berkely Square
K.D. Lang – Western Stars
Jim Hall – Dream Gypsy
Fred Astaire – Fast Dance
John Labelle – It Had to Be You
Chick Webb – Stompin’ At the Savoy
Lenny Breau – Cold, Cold Heart
Paul Desmond – Bewitched

Thursday Jan 23rd

Wednesday Jan 22nd

Blossom Dearie – Guys and Dolls
Benny Goodman – In the Mood
Oscar Peterson – Who Can I Turn to
Susannah McCorkle – The People You Never Get to Love
Michael Kaeshammer – I Found a New Baby
Wallace Roney – I Will Always Love You
Chico Hamilton – My Funny Valentine
Jeff Healey – Little Buttercup
Cab Calloway – Without Rhythm
Diana Panton – Dreamer
Holly Cole Trio – God Will
J.J. Johnson – Bags’ Groove
Carol Welsman – Track 5
Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond – On a Little Street in Singapore
Nina Simone – Blackbird

Tuesday Jan 21st

Dave Young – Blowin’ the Blues Away
Oscar Peterson – Cottontail
Jane Monheit – There’s A Small Hotel
Carol Welsman – Disappointed
Gene Krupa – Drum Boogie
John Coltrane – Mr. P.C.
Joe Pass – Night and Day
Johnny Hartman – Hello Mrs Jomes
Canadian Brass – Woodchopper’s Ball
Dakota Staton – Body And Soul
Holly Cole – Almost Like Being in Love
Benny Carter – You Took Advantage of Me
Mel Torme – September Son
Kelly Gordon Kent – I Thought About You
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Monday Jan 20th

Friday Jan 17th

Kenny Burrell – Soulful Brothers
Bill Evans – Monicas Vals
Ranee Lee – One Note
The Count Basie Orchestra – The Teenager
Itzhak Perlman & Oscar Peterson – Blue Skies
Joe Williams – Come Rain or Come Shine
June Christy – Night People
The Declaration of Independence –  The 5th Dimension
Susie Arioli Band – A Million Years or So
Andre Previn – Cool
Four Lads – Hit The Road to Dreamland
Les Brown & His Orchestra – Three Little Wishes
Denzel Sinclaire – Be My Love
Nancy Wilson – I Wish I Didn’t Love You So
Linda Carone – Guilty
Artie Shaw – This Is Romance

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