Midnight Sun Jazz

Every other week Midnight Sun Jazz takes the listener on a musical exploration of the diverse sounds, known fondly, as the music of the Americas or as Dr. Billy Talor puts it, “America’s classical music.” A body of musical styles and improvised performances known as swing, bebop, hard bop, Latin jazz, salsa, jazz-rock fusion, to name a few. Midnight Sun Jazz presents the finest recorded performances by international, national, regional and local improvising musical artists committed to keeping the music of the Americas sounding throughout the world.

The show’s opening and closing theme music, Midnight Sun, was composed by jazz vibraphonist and big band leader Lionel Hampton. Original performances of the theme, as performed by a wide variety of artists, are featured each week. Ed Ulman, your host, studied jazz at the Lionel Hampton School of Music in addition to performing, recording, and producing jazz concerts professionally.

Midnight Sun Jazz March 2nd, 2019

Here’s the Saturday March 2nd, 2019 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman. Playlists for previous shows can be found here. Every other...

Midnight Sun Jazz February 16th, 2018

Here’s the Saturday December 22nd, 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.

Midnight Sun Jazz December 22nd, 2018

Here’s the Saturday December 22nd, 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.

Midnight Sun Jazz December 8th, 2018

Here’s the Saturday December 8th, 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz November 23rd, 2018

Here’s the Saturday November, 23rd 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz November 10th, 2018

Every other week Midnight Sun Jazz takes the listener on a musical exploration of the diverse sounds, known fondly, as the music of the Americas.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz June 23rd, 2018

Here’s the Saturday June, 23rd 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz June, 9th 2018

Here’s the Saturday June, 9th 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz May, 26th 2018

Here’s the Saturday May, 26th 2017 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz May, 12th 2018

Here’s the Saturday May, 12th 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz April, 28th 2018

Here’s the Saturday April, 28th 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz March, 31st 2018

Here’s the Saturday March, 31st 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz February, 17th 2018

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Here’s the Saturday February, 17th 2017 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.

Midnight Sun Jazz February, 3rd 2018

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Here’s the Saturday February, 3rd 2017 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.

Midnight Sun Jazz January, 20th 2018

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Here’s the Saturday January, 20th 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.

Midnight Sun Jazz December, 23rd 2017

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Here’s the Saturday December, 23rd 2017 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.

Midnight Sun Jazz October, 28th 2017

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Here’s the Saturday October, 28th 2017 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.

Midnight Sun Jazz October, 14th 2017

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Here’s the Saturday October, 14th 2017 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.

Midnight Sun Jazz September, 30th 2017

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Here’s the Saturday September, 30th 2017 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.

Midnight Sun Jazz September, 9th 2017

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Here’s the Saturday September, 9th 2017 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman.