Vocalist Jill Rogers performs live in the studio: The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, March 12

Host Derk Richardson welcomes Jill Rogers back to The Hear and Now. Last heard on the program singing with the honky tonk country band Crying Time, Rogers shifts gears into her jazz vocalist mode, continuing to celebrate the release of her solo album Happy as a King. Tonight she sings songs identified with Billie Holiday and Chet Baker. Her all-star Bay Area band includes saxophonist David Slusser, guitarists John Finkbeiner and Myles Boisen, and bassist, Dan Seamans. Tony Ferro engineers the live-broadcast sound.