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 June 11, 2021, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour, hear Boz Scaggs, Asleep At The Wheel, Cowboy Junkies with Elvis Costello, Dexter Gordon, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, The Jacques Loussier Trio, Tony Bennett, and more.

In the second hour, hear Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet with Jackie Ryan, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Evans Trio, Freddy Cole, Gene Krupa, Gerry Mulligan, Jeremy Davenport, Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson, and more.    

WPSU Jazz Archive - May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on May 28, 2021, hosted by Amy Lorek. 

In the first hour, hear The Essence All Stars, Michael Stewart, Monty Alexander & Ernest Ranglin, Henry Miller’s Isipingo, Milt Jackson with Ray Brown & Oscar Peterson, and more.

In the second hour, hear Mark Whitfield, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Caribbean Jazz Project, Rahssan Roland Kirk, Ron Affif, Ray Drummond, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on May 21, 2021 hosted by Tom Beebee, featuring all-time jazz standards. 

In the first hour, hear Aki Takase, Sarah Vaughan, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Teddy Wilson, Jimmy Ponder, Shelia Jordan, Doc Cheatum & Nicholas Peyton, and more.

In the second hour, hear Alan Goidel & Howard Levy, Coleman Hawkins, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Smith, Clifford Brown, Sidney Bechet, Dave Brubeck, Billie Holiday, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on May14, 2021, and hosted by Rana Glick.

In the first hour, hear Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Diana Krall, John Coltrane, and more.

In the second hour, hear Jimmy Heath, Sarah Vaughn, Madeleine Peyroux, Nat King Cole, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross with Louis Armstrong, Tony Allen with Africa 70, Melody Gardot, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on May 7, 2021, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear Asleep At The Wheel, Astrud Gilberto, Brad Mehldau, Cab Calloway, Diana Krall, Charles Mingus, Harry Connick, Jr., Slim Gaillard & His Flat Foot Floogie Boys, Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 23, 2021

Apr 23, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on April 23, 2021, hosted by Amy Lorek. 

In the first hour, hear Rick Braun, Arturo Sandoval, Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion, Yusef Lateef, Steve Kuhn, Georgie Duke, Joey DeFrancesco, George Winston, and more.

In the second hour, hear Michael Camilo , Freddy Redd, The Blue Wisp Big Band, Terence Blanchard, Ron Affif, Eric Alexander, Greg Abate Quintet, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 16, 2021

Apr 16, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on April 16, 2021 hosted by Tom Beebee, featuring classic live jazz recordings.

In the first hour, hear Benny Goodman with Count Basie, Lester Young, George Shearing, Ella Fitzgerald, Abdullah Ibrahim, and more.

In the second hour, hear Oscar Pettiford with Kenny Clarke and Bud Powell, Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet, Tito Puente, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson with Coleman Hawkins, Dave Brubeck with Gerry Mulligan, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 9, 2021

Apr 9, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on April 9, 2021, and hosted by Rana Glick.

In the first hour, hear Houston Person, Billie Holiday, Joe Pass, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Cassandra Wilson, Sonny Rollins, and more.

In the second hour, hear David Newman, Amy Winehouse, Chicago, J.J. Johnson, Dave Brubeck, Nat King Cole, and more.

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on April 2, 2021, and hosted by Greg Petersen. This week, a musical tribute to Doc Severinsen who is the subject of a new PBS “American Masters” documentary.  

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dave Brubeck, GRP All-Star Big Band, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Doc Severinsen & His Orchestra. Ella Fitzgerald, Ed Wiley, Jr., Dennis Rowland, David Hazeltine, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - March 19, 2021

Mar 20, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on March 19, 2021, hosted by Amy Lorek. 

In the first hour, hear, Freddie Redd, Ron Affif Trio, John Cocuzzi Quintet, Jimmy Forrest, American Federation of Jazz Societies, Sir Roland Hanna, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Jim DeJulio and more.

In the second hour, hear Charles Earland, The Clayton Brothers, Erroll Garner, Lou Donaldson, Monty Alexander, Paquito D’Rivera, Benny Green and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - March 12, 2021

Mar 12, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on March 12, 2021 hosted by Tom Beebee, featuring music from artists born in March. 

In the first hour, hear Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Mariachi Sol De Mexico, Shirley Scott, Mino Cinelu & Nils Petter Molvaer, Barbara Nissman, Bix Beiderbecke, Count Basie, and more.

In the second hour, hear Charlie Hunter Feat. Norah Jones, James Moody, Al Jarreau with Dianne Reeves, Joe Locke, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Brandi Disterheft with George Coleman, George Benson, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - March 5, 2021

Mar 5, 2021
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on March 5, 2021, and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first hour, hear Chick Corea, Nina Simone, Benny Carter, Al Jarreau, Charlie Byrd Trio, and more.

In the second hour, hear Branford Marsalis Quartet, Helen Humes, Lena Horne, Sonny Rollins, Drashear Khalid with Mary Lou Williams and Milton Scruggs, Ella Fitzgerald with Joe Pass, Lionel Hampton, & more.

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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. 

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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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