Jazz

Fridays 10:00 p.m.-midnight

Join local hosts Amy Lorek, Rana Glick, Tom Beebee, and Greg Petersen each week for classic, mainstream, old, and new jazz.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on February 26, 2021, and hosted by Greg Petersen. This week, musical tributes to Chick Corea and Junior Mance who recently passed away.

In the first hour, hear Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Ann Hampton Callaway, Art Pepper, BBC Big Band,Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday, Junior Mance Trio, Dizzy Gillespie, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Earl Klugh Trio, Chick Corea, Cleo Laine, Junior Mance, Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan, Norah Jones, Al Gray, Johnny Costa, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - February 12, 2021

Feb 12, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on February 12, 2021, hosted by Amy Lorek. Tonight’s show celebrates songs of love in celebration of Valentine’s Day. 

In the first hour, hear Wes Anderson, Tony Bennett with Diana Krall, Claude Bolling, James Williams, Jovino Santos Meto, Anthony Wilson, Paquito D’Rivera, Lou Donaldson,  Billie Holiday, and more.

In the second hour, hear Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, Stanton Moore, Bar 9, Stan Getz & Kenny Barron, Vassar Clements, Cassandra Wilson, Peter Asher, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - February 5, 2021

Feb 5, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on February 5, 2021 hosted by Tom Beebee, featuring music from artists around the world.

In the first hour, hear Masataka Hirano with Makoto Kuriya, The Julien Lourau Saigon Quartet, Hilmar Jensson, Lenni-Kalle Taipale Trio, Bobby Sanabria & Ascension, Celia Cruz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars, and more.

In the second hour, hear Green Hill, Dejan Terzic Melanoia, Barbara Sfraga, Marian McPartland, Chico O’Farrill, Michael Olatuja, Marie-Claire Alain, Keirh Jarrett, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - January 29, 2021

Jan 29, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on January 29, 2021, and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear The Metronome All Star Band, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, J.J. Johnson,  The Charlie Byrd Trio, and more.

In the second hour, hear Miles Davis, Earl Hines, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Teddy Wilson, Thelonious Monk, and more. 

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on January 22, 2021, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear Miles Davis, Art Pepper with Duke Jordan, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Mulgrew Miller, Norah Jones, Ellis Marsalis and more.

In the second hour, hear Red Onion Jazz Babies, Ray Brown, Patricia Barber, Milt Jackson & Joe Williams, Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio, J.J. Johnson, Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon with Thad Jones, Dave Brubeck, Jon Batiste, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - January 8, 2021

Jan 8, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on January 8, 2021, hosted by Amy Lorek. 

In the first hour, hear the Lew Anderson Big Band, Steve Williamson, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Hank Crawford, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Monty Alexander, Paquito D’Rivera, Ernest Raglin, and more.

In the second hour, hear Wes Montgomery, Jane Jarvis, Mary Lou Williams, The James Moody Quartet, Mark Whitfield, Julian Joseph, Benny Green, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Show - January 1, 2021

Jan 1, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on January 1, 2021 hosted by Tom Beebee, with a look back at some of the best jazz recordings from 2020, including Grammy nominees. 

In the first hour, hear Chick Corea, The USAF Jazz Band, Kurt Elling, Somi, Michael Olatuja, The Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble II, and more.

In the second hour, hear Sun Ra Arkestra, Asher Gamedze, Arturo O’Farrill, Tesoro Escondido, Freddy Cole, Lee Konitz, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - December 18, 2020

Dec 18, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on December 18, 2020, and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum, Carmen McRae, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sonny Rollins, Regina Carter, Cindi Lauper & Tony Bennett, Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan, Buddy Rich, Oscar Brown Jr., and more.

In the second hour, hear Dinah Washington, Joe Williams & The Count Basie Orchestra, Jon Hendricks, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Melba Liston & her ‘Bones,  and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on December 11, 2020, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

It’s an all holiday jazz program featuring classic and new recordings. In the first hour, hear The Count Basie Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Dean Martin, Ray Brown Trio, Mark O'Connor & Jane Monheit, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Seth MacFarlane with Norah Jones, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, The Manhattan Transfer, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - November 27, 2020

Nov 27, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on November 27, 2020, hosted by Amy Lorek.

In the first hour, hear the  Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Tom Browne, Andy LaVerne, LM Pagano, Cedar Walton, Randy Weston, Mood Swing, and more 

In the second hour, hear the Bob Mintzer Big Band, Frank Morgan, SuperBass, Cal Tjader, George Winston, Vince Guaraldi, Wynton Marsalis and Ellis Marsalis, John Pisano, Mark Whitfield, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - November 20, 2020

Nov 20, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on November 20, 2020, hosted by Tom Beebee, celebrating instruments of jazz, and played in alphabetical order!

In the first hour, hear Richard Termini, Bela Fleck with the Marcus Roberts Trio, Lonnie Plaxico, Dr. Michael White, Ray Barretto, Gene Krupa, Jimmy Smith, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, and more.

In the second hour, hear the John Pizzarelli Trio, David Naiditch, Zetan Spore, Shingo Nakamura, JATP All Stars, Albert Ammons, Modern Jazz Quartet, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - November 13, 2020

Nov 13, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on November 13, 2020, and hosted by Rana Glick. It’s “Ladies Night” with a show featuring female vocalists. 

In the first hour, hear Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Cassandra Wilson, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

In the second hour, hear Joss Stone, Ann Hampton Callaway, Anita O’Day, Judy Garland with Lena Horne, Linda Ronstadt, Lizz Wright, Natalie Cole, Nnenna Freelon, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on November 6, 2020, and hosted by Greg Petersen. This edition is a jazz singers edition featuring an all vocal program.

In the first hour, hear Peggy Lee, John Pizzarelli, Diana Krall, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony Bennett, Abbey Lincoln, Manhattan Transfer, Mary J. Blige feat. The Roots, Louis Armstrong,  Sarah Vaughan And Her Trio, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show. This week, it’s an edition of Jazz@The Palmer recorded in October 2019, and featuring The Elizabeth Webb Trio. The show is hosted and produced by WPSU’s Craig Johnson and is made possible in part by support from Fred and Judy Sears, and Friends of the Palmer. Featuring — Elizabeth Webb, vocals; Mac Himes, guitar; and Jim Robinson, bass.

Set one songs include; “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Dream A Little Dream of Me,” “Body and Soul,” “Day In, Day Out,” “Thought About You,” “You Turned the Tables on Me,” “Orange Colored Sky,” and more.

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on April 5, 2019 with producer and host Craig Johnson.

This week, it’s an edition of Jazz@The Palmer recorded in March 2019 and featuring the Penn State student jazz combo, “Dave’s Dogs.” The group features Jeff Schneider on tenor sax, Ian Robinson on alto sax, Ian Adams on trumpet, Colton Dietz on trombone, Jack Boligio on drums, Joe Weiss on piano, and Alex Sampsel on bass.

The concert series is made possible in part by Friends of Palmer Museum and Fred and Judy Sears.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show. This week, it’s an edition of Jazz@The Palmer recorded in January 2019 and featuring Dan Riddle & Friends. The show is hosted and produced by WPSU’s Craig Johnson and is made possible in part by support from Fred and Judy Sears, and Friends of the Palmer. 

 The musicians includes Dan Riddle on piano, with vocals by Penn State students Amina Faye, Ariana Notartomaso, and Becca Suskauer.

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show. This week, it’s an edition of Jazz@The Palmer recorded in October 2018 and featuring the Ryan Kauffman Quartet. 

The show is hosted and produced by WPSU’s Craig Johnson and is made possible in part by support from Fred and Judy Sears, and Friends of the Palmer. The musicians include Ryan Kauffman on saxophone, Kirk Reese on piano, Joe Michaels on bass and Chris Lozier on drums.  

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show. This week, an edition of Jazz@The Palmer recorded in September 2018 and featuring the Eddie Severn Quartet.

The show is hosted and produced by WPSU’s Craig Johnson and is made possible in part by support from Fred and Judy Sears, and The Friends of the Palmer.

The musicians include Eddie Severn on trumpet/flugelhorn, Tim Breon on guitar, Gabriel Severn on bass, and Phil Haynes on drums. Selections feature original compositions by Eddie Severn, Gabriel Severn, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, and Pee Wee Ellis. 

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An archived recording of a concert in the Jazz@ThePalmer series recorded in October 2017.  The program is produced and hosted by WPSU’s Craig Johnson.

The concert features the Penn State student ensemble Frames of Reference, featuring Chris O’Brien on trumpet/flugelhorn, Greg Bukovitch on bass, Chris Rosendale on alto sax, Jacob Burnat on tenor sax, Alex Cooper on keyboards, and Ian Willick on drums.  The concert was supported in part by Friends of Palmer Museum and Fred and Judy Sears. 

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An archived recording of a concert in the Jazz@ThePalmer series recorded in September 2017.  The concert features the Arthur Goldstein Quartet, featuring Arthur Goldstein on keyboard and vocals, Kevin Lowe on drums, Steve Bowman on saxophone, and Jim Robinson on bass. The concert is supported in part by the Friends of the Palmer Museum and Fred and Judy Sears.  

Performances include “Falling Grace,” “ Perry’s Scope,” “Dreamboat Relaunch,” “Perhaps,” “Ida Lupino,” “First Things,” “Boliva,” “Sometime Ago,” and a medley of Thelonious Monk compositions. 

Jazz@ThePalmer - January 5, 2018

Jan 5, 2018
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An archived recording of a concert in the Jazz@ThePalmer series recorded in August 2017.  The concert features the Rick Hirsch Quarter with Hirsch on saxophone, Steve Rudolph on keyboard, and Bob Hart on bass and Kevin Lowe on drums.

Original compositions will be showcased as well covers of songs by Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald including “Nutty,” “Blue Monk,” “‘Round Midnight,” “Monk’s Dream,” “Friday the 13th,” “Well You Needn’t” “Perdido,” “Stompin’ At the Savoy,” “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” “The Nearness of You,” “How High the Moon,” “Lover Man,” 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.

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.    

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on April 1, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording as performed in October 2015.  Support for Jazz@ThePalmer comes from Fred and Judy Sears, and Tire Town Auto Service Centre in State College. 

 The concert features two Penn State student jazz combos.  In the opening set, it’s George’s Dilemma, featuring; Thomas Vosburgh on trumpet; Mack Jensen on alto sax; J.T. Hoffman on tenor sax; Steven Lieb on piano; Sebastian Goodrich on drums; and Mike Tanksley on bass. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on March 4, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording of the Arthur Goldstein Quartet, as performed in September 2015.  Support for Jazz@ThePalmer comes from Fred and Judy Sears, and Tire Town Auto Service Centre in State College. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on February 5, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording of the Dan Yoder Quartet, as performed in August 2015. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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