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.

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An archive recording of a Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on November 6, 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.

WPSU Jazz Archive - Oct. 30, 2015

Nov 2, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as aired on October 30, 2015 and hosted by Greg Halpin.

It's all new jazz releases in the first hour of the program. You’ll hear music by the Charles McPherson Quartet, the Christian McBride Trio, Enrico Pieranunzi, Scott Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton Trio, Houston Person, Cecile McLorin Salvent, Sullivan Fortner, Kendrick Scott Oracle.

WPSU Jazz Archive - Oct. 23, 2015

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

In hour one, hear Johnny Mandel, Illinois Jacquet, David Fathead Newman, Phil Woods, Cassandra Wilson, Ella & Joe Pass, and The Mihaly Drench Orchestra.

In the second hour, hear Sonny Rollins & John Coltrane, Silje Nergard, Chet Baker & Bobby Jaspar, Bobby Darin, Ruth Cameron, Chick Corea & Gary Burton and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on October 16, 2015, hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour hear performances by the USAF Airman of Note,  Abbey Lincoln & Hank Jones. Al Grey, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. Cheryl Bentyne, Christian McBride, Cleo Laine and more.

In the second hour, hear Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond, Kristen Gustafson, Louis Armstrong with Velma Middelton, Milt Jackson with Joe Williams, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown Trio, the USAF Airman of Note, and Wes Montgomery.

WPSU Jazz Archive - October 2, 2015

Oct 3, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on October 2, 201 and hosted by Greg Halpin.

It's all new jazz releases in the first hour of the program. You’ll hear music by the Christian McBride Trio, Caili O'Doherty, Perez Pattitucci Blade, Carlos Henriquez, Bob James with Nathan East, Tomeka Reid, George Cables, Antonio Sanchez, Joe Lovano & John Pattitucci.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on September 25, 2015, hosted by Rana Glick.

In the first hour, hear Diana Krall, Al Di Meola, Anat Cohen, Esperanza Spalding, Barney Kessel, Lizz Wright, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, and more.

In the second hour, hear Frank Sinatra & Charles Aznavour, Frank Sinatra & Liza Minelli, Diana Krall with Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson, Chico Freeman, Marian McPartland, Oliver Nelson, David Grohl & Norah Jones, The Dan Yoder Quartet and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on September 18, 2015, hosted by Greg Petersen.  This week, a special edition featuring jazz singers.

In the first hour, hear Donna Byrne,  Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Helen Merill with Stan Getz, Freddy Cole, Janis Siegel, Kristin Korb, Fred Astaire, and Patricia Barbara.

In the second hour, hear The Tierney Sutton Band, Tony Bennett, Shirley Horn, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, Melissa Morgan, Maria Muldaur, Harry Connick Jr., Ernestine Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, and Diana Krall.

WPSU Jazz Archive - Sept. 4, 2015

Sep 5, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz show as aired on Sept. 4, 2015 and hosted by Greg Halpin.

In the first hour,  hear music from Antonio Hart, Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus, Tore Brunborg, the Christian McBride Trio, Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbcue Swingers, featuring Nayo Jones on vocals, and Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox with Ariana Salvalas on vocals.

In the second hour, hear Lee Morgan, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Steve Grossman, the Vijay Iyer Trio, Clifford Brown, and the Jacques Loussier Trio.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on August 28, 2015, hosted by Rana Glick.

The program features recording by Pillars Of West,  Eddie Jefferson, Roy Hargrove and JJ Johnson, Herbie Mann and Phil Woods, the Oscar Peterson Trio, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, The Hal Mooney Orchestra, Buddy Rich, Ernestine Anderson, Horace Silver and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on August 21, 2015, hosted by Greg Petersen.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Art Pepper, Billie Holiday, The Bill Evans Trio with Stan Getz, The Brad Mehldau Trio, Dianne Reeves, Count Basie, and Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong.

In the second hour, hear Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond, Jane Monheit, The Kenny Barron Trio, Lionel Hampton, Tony DeSare, Eddie Daniels, The David Murray Quartet, and Shirley Horn.

WPSU Jazz Archive - August 7, 2015

Aug 8, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz show as aired on August 7, 2015, hosted by Greg Halpin.

In the first hour, hear new releases by Paul Grabowsky, Jeb Patton, Caili O’Doherty, George Cables, Kenny Werner, Will Herrington, Terell Stafford, Kermit Ruffins & the Barb-cue Swingers, featuring Nayo Jones, and Harold Mabern.

In the second hour, hear jazz classics from Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Steve Grossman, Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, The World Saxophone Quartet, Joe Williams, and The Branford Marsalis Quartet.

WPSU Jazz Archive - July 31, 2015

Aug 7, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on July 31, 2015, hosted by Rana Glick.

In the first hour, hear performances by  JohnBoutte, Pillars Of West, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Blakey, Abbey Lincoln, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Benny Goodman, and more.

In the second hour, hear Mulgrew Miller, Ralph Moore, Rene Marie, Lizz Wright, Freddy Cole, Lisa Hilton, Deborah Brown, Stan Getz and more.
 

WPSU Jazz Archive - July 10, 2015

Jul 13, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on July 10, 2015 and hosted by Greg Halpin.

WPSU Jazz Archive - July 3, 2015

Jul 4, 2015
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on July 3, 2015 and hosted by Rana Glick.

Tracks by artists scheduled to appear at the JazzPA festival July 23 - 25, 2015 in State College and Bellefonte. The show includes performances by Richie Havens, Ron Carter, Sheila Jordan, Gene Bertoncini  Catherine Dupuis, Phil Woods, Russ Kassoff, Dennis Mackrel and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 12, 2015, hosted by Greg Halpin.

It’s all new Jazz releases in the first hour of the program. We’ll hear music from Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus, Sal Mosca, Luis Perdomo, 11 year-old pianist Joey Alexander, Robert Glasper, Melody Gardot, Harold Mabern featuring Norah Jones on vocals, The Hot Sardines, Kyle Eastwood, and The Franz von Chossy Trio.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on June 5, 2015, hosted by Rana Glick.

The show includes performances from the State College High School Jazz Band, Charlie Parker, Rene Marie, The Drifters, B. B. King, Diane Schuur, John Coltrane, Yusef Latif, Oliver Nelson, Regina Carter, Jackie Terrasson, The Heath Brothers, Norah Jones, Ben Webster, and more.
 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show broadcast on May 29, 2015, hosted by Greg Petersen.  

The first hour features tracks from The Dave Brubeck Trio & Gerry Mulligan, Diane Schuur, The Earl Klugh Trio. Ellis Marsalis, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett,  Herbie Mann & Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell, and The David Leonhardt Trio.

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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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