Mike Cornette

Mike Cornette

After an early stint in jazz radio Jazz Director Mike Cornette went on to enjoy a wide-ranging and comprehensive career in the music industry. Now he’s come back home to his jazz roots where he blends his experiences with jazz artists, record labels, music distribution, and music streaming services  to bring a unique perspective to WUSF’s All Night Jazz. Since his arrival he’s instituted several new features on All Night Jazz including:

  • The Jazz Trip@Ten, jazz impressions of the world and beyond heard nightly at ten;
  • Our weekly “Artist Feature” where each week we get an in depth look at a specific artist or event throughout the entire week;
  • The “Blue Note Blue Plate Special,” selections from our extensive collection from the seminal recording label Blue Note Records, heard every Saturday and Sunday morning at 2:00;
  • The “Bird Break,” a daily excursion into the music of Charlie “Bird” Parker, one of the founding fathers of the Bebop Jazz movement, heard every morning at 4:00;
  • And the “Midnight Standard,” unique renditions of seven of the most popular songs in the jazz idiom. Each night, at midnight, we highlight a different version of these great standards:
    • Sunday: Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday”
    • Monday: John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”
    • Tuesday: Jerome Kern’s “All The Things You Are’
    • Wednesday: Duke Ellington’s “Caravan”
    • Thursday: Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life”
    • Friday: Thelonious Monk’s “’Round Midnight”
    • Saturday: Miles Davis’ “All Blues”

Join him Tuesday through Saturday at nine nightly.

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