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.
Henry Threadgill's music has always pushed boundaries...Nothing is off the table.
The saxophonist, flutist and composer turned 70 this year. To celebrate, Harlem Stage presented a two-day concert through the lens of his various groundbreaking ensembles, curated by pianist Jason Moran. Threadgill watched from the audience as musicians from all throughout his trajectory gathered in Harlem Stage's unique uptown venue to present a rare retrospective of his work. Christian McBride brings us highlights on Saturday's Jazz Night in America.
We're excited to announce a new show that debuted Saturday, October 11, with live performances from wherever great jazz is happening. It's Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride, right after A Prairie Home Companion and leading into Saturday Night Jazz. Join us every Saturday at 8:00 PM.
As the son of jazz legends John and Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is continuing the legacy he has inherited by developing his own sound and feeling. In 2012, he released his sixth album, Spirit Fiction. In 2000, he joined Marian McPartland to talk about his family’s musical heritage and his individual approach to music. On this Piano Jazz, Coltrane and McPartland duet on “What is This Thing Called Love?” and “If I Should Lose You.”
They're having a birthday bash in Los Angeles this weekend for Johnny Mandel, and we'll celebrate on Saturday Night Jazz with some of his most famous songs. After study at Julliard and playing in leading big bands, he became a major composer of popular songs and film scores, and we'll hear great versions of Emily, The Shadow of Your Smile, Close Enough for Love, and several others.
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!
Jazz Night in America is the next generation of jazz programming from NPR Music, WBGO, Jazz at Lincoln Center and clubs across America. This multi-platform show is hosted by Christian McBride, a multiple Grammy award-winning musician. The program features storytelling with concert performances, connecting jazz enthusiasts and potential new fans with artists and venues — and each other — through weekly, one-hour broadcasts and an array of 26 live signature videocasts and on-demand video of jazz events from today's great artists and venues.
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.