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.
Gregory Porter’s ‘Liquid Spirit’ has been a big favorite on All Night Jazz, and was a Grammy winner this year. Tonight at 9, we’ll catch up with the man NPR Music called ‘the next great male jazz singer.’ Bob Seymour speaks with Porter as he winds up his European tour (performing in Buckingham Palace a few nights ago!) and is about to make his first Bay Area appearance, this Thursday at The Straz Center’s Ferguson Hall.
This year saw the passing of numerous jazz legends. In Jazz Night In America's year in review, we pay tribute to bassist Charlie Haden, pianist Horace Silver and composer/bandleader Gerald Wilson, among others. We'll listen back to great live performances recorded over the past 30 years from these musicians — all from the WBGO vault — and highlight remembrances from friends and loved ones, this Saturday evening.
British jazz pianist George Shearing was a friend and frequent guest of Marian’s on Piano Jazz. On this special edition from 2001, Shearing joins McPartland to celebrate the holidays in a jazzy way! The two reminisce about seasons gone by and perform both traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Away in a Manger,” and “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
Bob Seymour celebrates the season with Christmas favorites and some fun, original holiday songs by a variety of great jazz performers, including the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite. We’ll also hear some of the new Christmas jazz releases, from Joey DeFrancesco, Renee Fleming with Wynton Marsalis, and a terrific sampler from Mack Avenue Records.
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.