This two-hour program of jazz recordings was first scheduled on Sunday nights in 1993, originating from Winnipeg, and was hosted by Ross Porter. Porter offered listeners his particular take on mainstream Jazz with an emphasis on Canadian musicians. In 1995 the regular Sunday evening program was extended to weeknights. This move offered the production team the chance to produce original documentaries on Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. When Porter left to help CanWest get their radio and television jazz channels on the air in 2003, Andy Sheppard replaced Porter. After Hours was cancelled in March 2007, but CBC introduced a new two-hour block of jazz programming daily, 6:0pm – 8:00pm, hosted by Katie Malloch and titled Tonic.
Written by John Corcelli - April, 2007