Jazz

Fridays 10pm-midnight

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

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz show as aired on May 15, 2015, hosted by Greg Halpin.

In the first hour of the program, hear new releases from Jovan Alexandre, Grant Stewart, GoGo Penquin, Glenn Zaleski, Twin Danger, Kermit Ruffins, and 11-year-old pianist Joey Alexander.

In the second hour, hear jazz classics from the 50s and 60s as well some more recent recordings from Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, Charles Mingus, g.org, Eric Reed, Hugh Masekela and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on May 1, 2015, hosted by Greg Petersen.  

The first hour features tracks from Lionel Hampton and His Just Jazz All-Stars, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Brubeck Quartet Tim Warfield, Ella Fitzgerald, Ryan Kisor, Ron Affif Trio, Norah Jones, and Ray Brown Trio

In the second hour, hear performances by Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & His Orchestra, Brad Mehldau Trio, Bill Evan Trio, Maria Muldaur, Miles Davis, Kenny Barron, Louis Armstrong with Velma Middleton, Ray Brown and Diana Krall.

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 17, 2015

Apr 20, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on April 17, 2015, hosted by Greg Halpin.

The show features new releases with performance by Paul Grabowsky, Harold Mabern, The Hot Sardines, Twin Danger, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio, Gil Evans Project, Frank Catalano & Jimmy Chamberlain, Vijay Iyer Trio, and Omer Avital.

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 10, 2015

Apr 11, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on April 10, 2015, hosted by Rana Glick.

The show includes performances by Eartha Kitt, Houston Person, Bobby Darin, Buddy Rich, Grant Green, Lena Horne, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maceo Parker, Joshua Redman, Dexter Gordon, Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton And His Quintet, Nina Simone, Jane Monheit and more.

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An archive recording of Jazz@ThePalmer as broadcast on Friday, April 3, 2015. Recorded in October 2014 in the Lipton Auditorium a the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus of Penn State.

The concert features the Penn State Student group VISA, featuring Nate Lisbon, piano;  Andy Notasky, bass; Kyle Hontz;, drums, Ryan Smith, trombone; and J.T. Hoffman, saxophone.

Recording engineered and produced by Craig Johnson.

WPSU Jazz Archive - March 20, 2015

Mar 23, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz show as aired on March 20, 2015.

In the first hour of the program, we're featuring all new Jazz releases. We’ll hear music by Steve Turre, the SF Jazz Collective, E.J. Strickland, Kyle Eastwood, Aaron Goldberg, and more.

In the second hour it’s back to jazz classics from the 50s and 60s as well as some more recent records. We’ll hear music by Clifford Brown, John Boutte, Donovan Roberts, Eric Reed, Human Motion, the Jaques Loussier Trio, Brad Mehldau, Red Garland, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on March 13, 2015, hosted by Greg Petersen. It's a special edition of WPSU Jazz featuring jazz singers.

In hour one, hear performances by Abbey Lincoln, Vicky Wyman, Anita O'Day, k.d. lang, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony Bennett, Betty Carter, Susie Thorne, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, and Cheryl Bentyne.

In hour two, hear LM Pagano, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall, Kristin Korb, Harry Connick Jr., John Pizzarelli, Janis Siegel, Jane Monheit, Freddy Cole and Norah Jones.

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An archive recording of a live Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on March 6, 2015, and recorded at The Palmer Museum on the University Park campus of Penn State.  The concert was recorded in September 2014 and is made possible by the support of Fred and Judy Sears and The Penn State Bookstore.

Hosted by WPSU’s Craig Johnson, the program features the Rick Hirsch Four:  Rick Hirsch - saxophones; Mac Himes - guitar;  Jeff Beck - bass; and Kevin Lowe - drums.

WPSU Jazz Archive - February 20, 2015

Feb 21, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on February 20, 2015, hosted by Greg Halpin.

The first hour features tracks from Paul Grabowsky, Stanton Moore, Vijay Iyer Trio, Jeremy Pelt, Justin Kauflin, Kenny Wheeler Quintet, Eddie Henderson, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox, Dr. John & Bonnie Raitt, Sean Jones Quartet, and The Red Garland Trio.

WPSU Jazz Archive - February 13, 2015

Feb 14, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on February 13, 2015, hosted by Rana Glick.

The first hour features tracks from Cassandra Wilson, Chet Baker, Clare Fischer, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Dexter Gordon, Diana Krall, Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton, Dr. John, and Alberta Hunter.

In the second hour, hear Madeleine Peyroux, Ezra Weiss, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb, Zoot Sims, Abbey Lincoln with Hank Jones, Benny Carter, The Beatles, Dinah Washington and Johnny Mathis.

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An archive recording of a live Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on February 6, 2015, and recorded at The Palmer Museum on the University Park campus of Penn State.  The concert was recorded in August 2014 and is made possible by the support of Fred and Judy Sears and The Penn State Bookstore.

The concert features the group Organ Trio East with Jay Vonada on trombone, Steve Adams on organ and Jim Schade on drums.

WPSU Jazz Archive - January 30, 2015

Jan 31, 2015
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In the first hour of the program, we're featuring all new Jazz releases. We’ll hear music by Aaron Goldberg, Omer Avital, The Hot Sardines, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox and more.

In the second hour it’s back to jazz classics from the 50s and 60s as well as some more recent records. We’ll hear music by John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, and a vocal set by John Boutte and Melody Gardot.

WPSU Jazz Archive - January 23, 2015

Jan 24, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on January 23, 2015, hosted by Rana Glick.

The show features tracks from John Boutte, Houston Person, Billie Holiday, Joe Pass, Charle Mingus, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nina Simone, Leah Chase, Cassandra Wilson, Art Tatum, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, David "Fathead" Newman, John Coltrane And Johnny Hartmann, Quincy Jones, Cannonball Adderley. Mccoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Arethra Franklin and Vauhn Nark.

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An archive recording of a Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on January 9 , 2015, and recorded in October 2013 and made possible by the support of the  

The concert features The Penn State Group "Passport."  Members of the group include: Kate Anderson – sax; Sean Durkin – trombone; Sam Heppleman – bass;  Jaren Angud – drums; and Donte Ford – piano. Penn State Professor Dan Yoder serves as the director for the group.

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An archive recording of a Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on January 2, 2015, and recorded in July 2014 in partnership will Jazz PA.  

The concert features The Pittsburgh Trombone Project, featuring Kevin McManus and Mark Snyder on trombone, Bob Insko on bass and Tom Blovier on piano.

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