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, Mike Cornette, Whitney James, Mark Feinman, and Richard Jimenez -- 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.
We heard a lot of trumpeter Roy Hargrove last weekend, as he celebrated his 45th birthday. Roy has been a prominent figure in the jazz world since his teens, when he was discovered as a high school student in Texas by Wynton Marsalis. This Sunday, we'll revisit an hour he spent with Marian McPartland on Piano Jazz, from 1999.
Saxophonist Jimmy Heath wrote a memoir a few years ago titled ‘I Walked With Giants.’ Though small in stature, he’s a giant talent in the jazz world, and has been at the center of the scene for decades. This week’s Saturday Night Jazz, on Jimmy Heath’s 88th birthday, features the playing and writing of the man named an NEA Jazz Master in 2003. We’ll hear the Heath Brothers and the Jimmy Heath Big Band, and we’ll check out his compositions as played by Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, and Cannonball Adderley. Join Bob Seymour to celebrate Jimmy Heath and his music, Saturday beginning at 9:00 PM.
After 20 years of bringing us great performances from stages around the nation, JazzSet is closing up shop after this week. We look forward to a new NPR series that begins next week -- on Saturday evenings -- and in the meantime, Dee Dee Bridgewater is joined by longtime producer Becca Pulliam for a look back at the legacy of live 'jazz sets' we've enjoyed for two decades.
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 9:00 PM, you are invited to take a journey into jazz!
For more than 30 years, Marian McPartland brought us illuminating visits with artists from the jazz world and beyond. These hours of music and conversation form a rich broadcast legacy only Marian could have created. It's an invaluable archive we sample from every Saturday evening on WUSF, your NPR station.