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.
Vibraphonist extraordinaire Joe Locke has recorded with artists such as Eddie Henderson and Grover Washington, Jr. and he continues to tour worldwide. Known for the emotional range of his solo work, he has established himself as a composer and bandleader and is active as an educator and clinician. In this 1996 session, Locke performs his original composition "Seven Beauties."
We’ll catch up with what’s new in the jazz world this Saturday night, including trios led by two leading piano players, Cyrus Chestnut and Fred Hersch, the rising star trumpeter Sean Jones, and lots more. Bob Seymour also brings us more from the remarkable career of the late bassist and composer Charlie Haden, on this week’s Saturday Night Jazz.
JazzSet takes us to Newport once again this Friday, and Bill Frisell is everywhere. We'll catch him on three different stages -- playing duets with fiddler Jenny Scheinman, performing John Lennon songs with his own band, and a first-time-ever live set with The Bad Plus. Dee Dee Bridgewater takes us there.
From its start in 1952, the Modern Jazz Quartet had a cool, understated style that belied its complexity. The group combined classical structures with the deep swing of jazz, and played throughout the world for decades. Jazz at Lincoln Center has just the right group to honor the MJQ: Kenny Barron, Steve Nelson, Peter Washington, and Lewis Nash.
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 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.
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.