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 and Mike 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.
Bassist Eddie Gomez has held down rhythm sections and set the groove for some of the heavyweights of jazz, from Bill Evans and Miles Davis to Chick Corea and Marian McPartland herself. He joins Marian for an hour of music and conversation on a terrific program from the archives of Piano Jazz, this Saturday night.
This Saturday night we feature the music of Dave Brubeck, who was a favorite of audiences throughout the world for some 60 years. He passed away at this time last year, a day before his 92nd birthday. We’ll hear the quartet in a Carnegie Hall performance…some Brubeck pieces done by other artists…and reflections by the longtime drummer in the band, Joe Morello. Join Bob Seymour for a spotlight on Dave Brubeck, on Saturday Night Jazz.
Guitarist Bill Frisell is featured in 3 distinctly different sets at the Newport Jazz Festival, and we'll sample them all on JazzSet. First, a couple of duets with violinist Jenny Scheinman, a longtime member of his band; then a set of Beatles songs; and finally Frisell and The Bad Plus play music by the late drummer Paul Motain. Dee Dee Bridgewater brings us the sounds of Bill Frisell at Newport, this Friday night.
F. Scott Fitzgerald said,“ The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser."
Prohibition was intended to stifle vice – but instead, it nourished crime and the clubs that would become a hot bed for jazz. Ken Burns joins Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies in the work of Beiderbecke, Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson. Songs like “Snake Dance,” “New Orleans Bump,” and “Variety Stomp” will doubtless provoke merrymaking on par with the era of bathtub gin and backroom carousing. Special guests Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.
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.