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, Jeff Franklin and Michael 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.
Trumpeter and composer Arturo Sandoval is one of Cuba's great musical exports. He's won multiple Grammys, and his life inspired the film For Love Or Country, starring Andy Garcia. His visit with Marian McPartland on this week's Piano Jazz includes Sandoval originals as well as his treatment of Body and Soul.
Singer Carmen Bradford, who Bay Area audiences heard this spring in Pops concerts with the Florida Orchestra, was a featured part of the Count Basie Orchestra for nine years. This Saturday, we’ll hear her in a performance with the premiere band of the U.S. Air Force, the Airmen of Note. It’s the band’s Jazz Heritage Concert Series, with an hour-long concert showcasing Carmen Bradford, this week on Saturday Night Jazz.
Pianist Monty Alexander pays tribute to two of his favorite performers on this week's Jazz at Lincoln Center. Nat King Cole was an artist Monty saw as a youngster growing up in Jamaican and has been a lifelong influence, and Frank Sinatra made an impression in his young years in New York, playing at Jilly's, a famed Sinatra hangout.
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.