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.
Kenny Drew, Jr. was known throughout the world for his virtuosity at the keyboard, with an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz and classical music. He made his home in St. Petersburg for many years, before his death in August at age 56. Piano Jazz remembers Kenny Drew, Jr. this Sunday evening, with an appearance he made with Marian McPartland back in 1992.
The man behind the recording console is not generally the one who becomes famous, but in jazz there is one truly legendary recording engineer. Rudy Van Gelder helped define the quality of the Blue Note Records sound for decades, and is still at work. He's 90 this weekend, and on Saturday Night Jazz we'll hear a few of the sessions that included the notation 'Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder.'
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.