WUSF Classical & Jazz Highlights
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Enjoy music, interviews and insights from musicians who work in and visit Florida with these features heard on WUSF 89.7.
||CleanJazz Highlights - Vincent Gardner||Trombonist, composer, and arranger Vincent Gardner speaks with Jazz Director Mike Cornette about his time in Florida as a college student and his current role as trombonist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as they prepare for an upcoming performance in Sarasota on January 19, 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazz Highlights - Phill Fest||Guitarist Phill Fest chats with WUSF Jazz Director Mike Cornette as he prepares for an upcoming tribute concert for his father Manfredo Fest at HCC in Ybor City on December 18 at 3:00 PM. Manfredo, who performed with Sergio Mendes, was an influential force in the Tampa Bay Area for a number of years until his passing in 1999. Phill talks about growing up surrounded by the Bossa Nova sound, his development as a musician and his recent travels to his parent’s homeland of Brazil.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazz Highlights - Dr. Peter Carney||Dr. Peter Carney, Director of Jazz Studies at the State College of Florida in Bradenton discusses a recent performance of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” with WUSF Jazz Director Mike Cornette. Carney provides some background on the arrangement and also talks about his earlier experiences as a journeyman saxophonist in Chicago||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazz Highlights - Stanley Clarke||Four time Grammy Award winning bassist Stanley Clarke joins All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette for music and conversation as he prepares for an upcoming appearance at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo on December 6th. He’ll discuss his early days with Horace Silver and Stan Getz and his time with Chick Corea and Return to Forever||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazz Highlights - Nate Najar||In this preview to the upcoming Suncoast Jazz Classic (Nov. 18-20, 2016) Bay Area guitarist Nate Najar is joined by former Duke Ellington bassist John Lamb, and drummer Mark Feinman for an in studio performance and interview with All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette. From November 17, 2016.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJaz Highlights - Christine Jensen||In this preview to an upcoming Monday Night Jazz Series event for Monday, November 21, Juno Award winning saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen has a conversation with All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazz Highlights - Ken Peplowski||Referred by the BBC as “arguably the best living jazz clarinetist” multi-instrumentalist Ken Peplowski joins All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette for music and conversation ahead of his performance at the Suncoast Jazz Classic, November 18-20. Peplowski discusses his days with the Dorsey Orchestra, saxophone master Sonny Stitt, and the challenges of traveling with musical instruments in today’s challenging airport environments.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazz Highlights - Todd Murray||Crooner Todd Murray joins All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette for conversation and music ahead of his appearance at the Historic Asolo Theater in Sarasota on November 12th and 13th. Murry, whose new recording “Croon: When a Whisper Became Song” won awards for the show when he performed it at the Metropolitan Room in New York. (Airdate: 11/09/2016)||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClassical Performance - Harpist Giuseppina Ciarla and Violinist Natalia Maiden - November 4, 2016||Harpist Giuseppina Ciarla and violinist Natalia Maiden will be giving a lunchtime concert of operatic favorites at Michael’s on East in Sarasota next week, but they’re going to stop by our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast studio first to play for you live on the radio. Join Bethany and her guests as you’ll hear some well-known moments from the opera repertoire arranged for harp and violin.||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazz Highlights - La Lucha with Whitney James||In this preview to the upcoming Suncoast Jazz Classic (Nov. 18-20, 2016) Bay Area trio La Lucha (Alejandro Arenas on bass, Mark Feinman on drums, and John O’Leary on piano) is joined by vocalist Whitney James for an in studio performance and interview with All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette.||Free||View in iTunes|
For all of this!! This should keep me "alive" today. Great job!