WUSF, 89.7 has a decades-long tradition of bringing you the best in jazz all night, every night. Our knowledgeable and personable hosts -- Bob Seymour, Jeff Franklin and Michael Cornette -- present the jazz classics along with the best new releases every hour, all night long. We hope you’ll check out our playlist here on the WUSF website, and appreciate your joining us as often as you can for America’s music – jazz – in the late night and early morning hours.
Grady Tate has had two distinct careers in jazz. He was one of the most in-demand drummers for many years, working with legendary artists on the road and in the studios. And then, while performing with Peggy Lee, his singing gained attention. Tate's smooth, soulful baritone voice is featured in a delightful hour of songs on Piano Jazz this Saturday night.
Woody Herman led a succession of big bands for around 50 years, from 1936 well into the 1980's. He nurtured great young players and, while playing hits such as 'Four Brothers' and 'Early Autumn,' kept the band's repertoire updated and modern through the years. We'll hear music by a few of those Herman 'Herds' as we celebrate the Woody Herman Centennial on Saturday Night Jazz.
The Wall Street Journal has called Edmar Castaneda 'the hippest harpist' His specialty is the folk harp of his native Colombia, and the freedom of improvisatory music is his passion. This week's JazzSet brings us highlights of 3 concerts presented by New York's Americas Society, featuring special guests including the vibraphonist Joe Locke.
WUSF Jazz Programs
Host Bob Seymour brings you great jazz music that you will not find anywhere else on the radio dial. Saturday nights at 10:00 PM, you are invited to take a journey into jazz!
Jazz at Lincoln Center presents concerts that can be heard nowhere else. From the Allen Room, Rose Hall, and the Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center, all created specifically for jazz, and from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, this Peabody Award-winning program brings us thematic programs with the world’s great performers. A number of times each year, these programs feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by the Center’s Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis.
JazzSet is the jazz lover’s eyes and ears on the world of live music. The Grammy and Tony Award winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater takes listeners to stages coast to coast and beyond, to capture the finest performers as they make magic happen. From intimate jazz clubs to the biggest festivals, JazzSet is there, every week of the year.
Now celebrating her 30th Anniversary season, Marian McPartland continues to bring us a fascinating hour of conversation and improvisation each week. Over the years, Piano Jazz has presented visits with more than 500 guests. It’s a program no one but Marian, with her engaging personality, sparkling talent, and deep roots in jazz, could bring us.
For 20 years, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests have brought Classic Jazz and Swing to public radio listeners throughout the country. Each of these concerts from San Antonio’s Riverwalk spotlights a particular artist, style, or locale, with a mix of exciting performance and behind the scenes story-telling that makes the music come alive.