Jazz

Fridays 10:00 p.m.-midnight

Join local hosts Greg Halpin, Rana Glick, Andrew Belmonte, and Greg Petersen each week for classic, mainstream, old, and new jazz.

WPSU Jazz Archive - August 11, 2017

Aug 11, 2017
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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on August 11, 2017 and hosted by Greg Halpin.

The first hour of the program features all new jazz releases from Ralph Bowen, the Massimo Farao Afro Cuban Piano Quartet, Ambrose Akinmusire, Cyrus Chestnut, Scott Colley, Michael Kanan, Greg Ruggiero & Neal Miner, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Christian Sands, and Eri Yamamoto.

WPSU Jazz Archive - August 4, 2017

Aug 5, 2017
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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on August 4, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In part one, hear tracks from Claude Bolling, Angélique Kidjo & Amadou Et Mariam, Aisha Duo, Michel Camilo, Herbie Hancock & Joni Mitchell, Joe Lavano & Dave Liebman & Michael Brecker, McCoy Tyner, and more.

In the second hour, hear Archie Shepp & Dus, Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan, Buddy Tate, Joe Williams & Count Basie, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, and more.

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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on July 28, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear tracks by. Dave Brubeck Trio & Jerry Mulligan, Ellis Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Jerry Gonzalez, Kristin Korb. Lionel Hampton & The Golden Men of Jazz and more.

In the second hour, hear Oscar Peterson, Roy Hargrove, & Ralph Moore, Rick Hirsch's Big Ol’ Band, Patricia Barber, Paul Desmond, Ray Brown, Rhiannon Giddens & The Silk Road Ensemble, Robert MacGregor, Louis Armstrong and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - July 21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017
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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on July 21, 2017 and hosted by WPSU's newest jazz show host Dan Balton.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Lee Wiley, Annie Ross, Kenny Barron, John Coltrane, Bobbi Humphrey, Nat "King” Cole,  George Benson, Jon Batiste & The Stay Human Band, Kamasi Washington and more.

WPSU Jazz Show - July 14, 2017

Jul 16, 2017
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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on July 14, 2017 and hosted by Greg Halpin.

The first hour of the program features all new jazz releases from George Colligan, Kris Funn, Charlie Rueda and the Jazzmorgans, Sigurdur Flosason & the Lars Jansson Trio, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Art Pepper, Hudson, and Bob Lark with the Phil Woods Quintet. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - July 7, 2017

Jul 8, 2017
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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on July 7, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In part one, hear tracks from ADHD 6, J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Oscar Peterson & Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and more.  

In part two, hear Nina Simone, Billy Harper Quintet, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane and more.  

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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on June 23, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear tracks by Miles Davis, Rebecca DuMaine & The Dave Miller Trio, The Ray Brown Trio, Terence Blanchard, Tony Bennett,  Stan Getz, Diana Krall, and more.

In the second hour, hear Rick Hirsch's Big Ol’ Band, Vicky Wyman, Al Grey, Art Pepper, Brad Mehldau, Cannonball Adderley, Susie Thorne, Louis Armstrong with Oscar Peterson, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - June 16, 2017

Jun 17, 2017
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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on June 16, 2017, hosted by Greg Halpin.

The first hour of the program features all new jazz releases from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Tim Allhoff Trio, the Helge Lien Trio, pianist Gerald Clayton, trombone player Steve Davis, drummer Tony Allen, the duo of Binker and Moses, and pianist Alexi Tuomarila. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 9, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear Chucho Valdés, Luciana Souza, Stan Getz & João Gilberto, Rosemary Clooney, the Alex Dean Quartet, Andrew Distel, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, and more.

In the second hour, hear Art Davis, Benny Carter, Betty Carter, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Al Di Meola and more.

 

WPSU Jazz Archive - May 19, 2017

May 22, 2017
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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on May 19, 2017, hosted by Greg Halpin. 

The first hour of the program features all new jazz releases from The Preservation Jazz Hall Band, David Weiss and Point of Departure, Christian Sands, Randy Ingram, John Stein, Erin Parks and Ben Street and Billy Hart, Beggie Adair, Jason Anick, and more.

In the second hour, it’s classics, from McCoy Tyner, Ramsey Lewis, The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Wynton Kelly, Olivier Collette, Macy Gray, Postmodern Jukebox, John Coltrane and more.  

WPSU Jazz Archive - May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on May 12, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear the Ralph Moore Quartet, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Benny Golson, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, and more.

In the second part, hear Larry Young, Jon Hendricks, Joco Pastorius, Kurt Elling, Art Tatum, Maggie Green, Lionel Hampton and more.

 

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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on April 28, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen. The show pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald who would have been 100 on April 25th.

In the first hour, hear Rick Hirsch's Big Ol’ Band, Ella Fitzgerald, The George Coleman Quartet, George Benson, Herbie Hancock with Norah Jones, John Coltrane, The Taylor/Grisman Jazz Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 21, 2017

Apr 22, 2017
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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on April 21, 2017, hosted by Greg Halpin. 

The first hour of the program features all new jazz releases from Roxy Cross, Fabrizio Bosso Quartet, Benny Green, Stantawn Kendrick, David Arthur Skinner, the trio of Vinnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks, & Masa Kamaguchi, Olivier Collette, Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis.

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 14, 2017

Apr 15, 2017
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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on April 14, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear Wynton Marsalis, Zoot Simms with Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass, Wilton Felder, Joe Williams, Wes Montgomery with Thelonious Monk, Wallace Rooney, Marian McPartland and more.

In the second hour, hear Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Richard Stoltzman, John Faddis, Gillespie, Vaughn Nark and more.   

  

A Jazz@ThePalmer concert recorded in October of 2016, featuring the Penn State student group “Empire.” The group's players include Pat Fair - alto sax, Alex Mann - tenor sax, Nate Lisbon - piano, Ryan Smith - trombone, Jesse Wish - bass, and Sebastian Godrich on drums. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on March 31, 2017, hosted by Greg Petersen.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Silk Road Ensemble & Rhiannon Giddens, The Ron Afiff Trio, Russ Kassoff, Teri Roiger. Tim Warfield, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Maria Muldaur and more.

In the the second hour hear The Manhattan Jazz Quintet, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Kitty Margolis, Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - March 24, 2017

Mar 25, 2017
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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on March 24, 2017, hosted by Greg Halpin.

In the first hour of the program we feature all new jazz releases from the Eva Kess Group, Josh Lawrence, the Michael Attias Quartet, David Weiss & Point of Departure, Jason Anick & Jason Yeager, Tim Armacost, and Giovanni Mirabassi. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - March 17, 2017

Mar 18, 2017
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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on March 17, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear Alicia Olatuja, Amy Winehouse, Billy Taylor with Gerry Mulligan, Billy Piers, Branford Marsalis, Bessie Smith, Madeline Peyroux, and more.  

In the season hour, hear Duke Ellington, George Duke, Doc Cheatham, Nichols Peyton, Cassandra Wilson, Leroy Jones, Art Blakey, Fred Hirsch, Tony Allen, Barbara Streisand, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on March 10, 2017, hosted by Greg Petersen.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, John Pisano with Ron Afiff, Stan Getz, Ann Hampton Callaway, Keith Jarrett, Max Roach & Clifford Brown, Billie Holiday and more.

In the second hour, hear Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Barron, Betty Carter, Joe Pass Quartet,  Stan Getz & Kenny Barron, John Pizzarelli and more.

An archive recording of a Jazz@ThePalmer concert recorded in the Lipcon Auditorium of the Palmer Museum on the University Park Campus of Penn State, The concert is made possible in part by Fred & Judy Sears and Friends of the Palmer.  

Recorded in September 2016, the concert features the Ryan Kauffman quartet -- Ryan Kauffman on saxophone, Matthew Matikio on piano, Steve Meashey on bass, and Chris Loser on drums.

WPSU Jazz Archive - Feb. 24, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on February 24, 2017 and hosted by Greg Halpin.

The first hour features all new jazz releases. We’ll hear music from Sarah McKenzie, Ken Fowser, Nick Finzer, Lee Konitz, Josephine Davies, Bill Anschell, Miquel Zenon, Chris Thile with Brad Mehldau, and Curtis Stigers & The Danish Radio Big Band. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - Jan. 17, 2017

Feb 18, 2017
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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on February 17, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear Al Jarreau, Luciana Suza, La Luna, Art Pepper, The Buena Vista Social Club, Xavier Lemon, Cecil Paine Quartet. Blossom Dearie, and more.

In the second hour, hear Roman Diaz, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Jarreau, Carlos Para, Karen Allison, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on Friday, February 10, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Abbey Lincoln & Hank Jones, Willie Nelson, Vicky Wyman, Tony DeSare,  k.d. lang, The New York Voices, Nat King Cole, The Mills Brothers and more.

In hour two, hear Melissa Morgan, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr., Cheryl Bentyne, Louis Armstrong with Duke Ellington, Diana Krall and more.

An archived recording of a concert in the Jazz@ThePalmer series recorded in August 2016.  The concert features the Rick Hirsch Three featuring Hirsch on saxophone, Steve Rudolph on piano, and Bob Hart on bass.  Original compositions will be showcased as well covers of "Black Orpheus," "In The Wee Small Hours," “Footprints,” “‘Round Midnight,” “Jitterbug Waltz,” and more.    

WPSU Jazz Archive - Jan. 27, 2017

Jan 28, 2017
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An archive edition of the WPSU Jazz show as hosted by Greg Halpin and broadcast on January 27, 2017. 

In the first hour of the program we feature new jazz releases from Art Hirahara, Jeremy Pelt, Vitor Goncalves, Bill Anschell, New Standard Duo, Dhafer Youssef, Sarah McKenzie, Curtis Stigers, and Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - Jan. 20, 2017

Jan 21, 2017
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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on January 20, 2017 and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear Sonny Rollins, Brother Jack McDuff, Esperanza Spalding, Miles Davis, The Modern Jazz Quartet and more.

In the second hour, hear Farrell Sanders, Victor Wooten, Roy Hargrove with J.J. Johnson, Chico Freeman, Shirley Horn, Nancy Wilson with Cannonball Adderley, Joshua Redman, and more.   

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on Friday, January 13, 2017 and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear a Buck Clayton Jam Session, Carmen McRae, Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dexter Gordon, Ellis Marsalis, Billie Holiday and more.  

In the second hour, hear Art Pepper with Duke Jordan, The Brad Mehldau Trio, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jackson, Diana Krall and more. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on January 6, 2017, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording as performed in July 2016.  Support for Jazz@ThePalmer comes from Fred and Judy Sears, The Penn State Bookstore, and Friends of the Palmer Museum.

The concert features the Eddie Severn Quartet with Eddie Severn on trumpet and flugelhorn, Kirk Reese on keyboards, Peter Paulson on bass, and Phil Haynes on drums. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - Dec. 30, 2016

Dec 31, 2016
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In the final Friday Night Jazz program of 2016, host Greg Halpin features some of this year's notable releases and favorites.

In the first hour of the program, hear music by Omer Avital, Melissa Aldana, the Giulla Valle Trio, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox with Sarah Marie Young on vocals, Macy Gray, Norah Jones, Kenny Garrett, and Ken Poplowski. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on Friday, December 16, 2016 and hosted by Greg Petersen. This week, it’s a holiday jazz edition, featuring several tracks from a new album by Jon Baptiste, “Christmas with Jon Baptiste.” 

In the first hour hear tracks from Baptiste as well as Chris Botti, Harry Connick Jr., James Taylor with Natalie Cole, The Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jimmy Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Nancy Wilson, The Manhattan Transfer and more.  

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