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WPSU Jazz Archive - May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on May 22, 2020, and hosted by Jeff Hughes, making his debut as a WPSU Jazz host. 

In the first hour, hear performances by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Koop, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tony Bennett, Stan Kenton, The Mills Brothers, Harry Connick, Jr., Joe Negri, Billie Holiday, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on May 15, 2020, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

In the first hour, hear performances by Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, Ray Charles & Bill Joel, Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Count Basie & Orchestra, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Kevin Mahogany, and more.

In the second hour, hear Louis Armstrong, Mulgrew Miller, Paquito D’Rivera, Patricia Barber, Ray Brown Trio with James Morrison, The Manhattan Transfer, Miles Davis, Norah Jones, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on May 1, 2020, and hosted by Amy Lorek. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from The Norris Turney quartet, Benny Green with Russell Malone, The Joe Pass Quartet, Ellis Marsalis, Joshua Redman, and more.

In the second hour, hear The Yellowjackets, Turtle Island String Quartet, The Les Paul Trio, Bobby Watson, Count Basie, Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 24, 2020

Apr 24, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on April 24, 2020, and hosted by Tom Beebee. The show remembers jazz artists born in April and some recent passings. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Ella Fitzgerald, Tito Puente, Rachel Cazwell, Frank Glover, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Eddie Palmieri with Regina Carter, Bela Fleck with the Marcus Roberts Trio and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on April 17, 2020, and hosted by Greg Petersen. This week, tributes to jazz greats Ellis Marsalis, Wallace Roney, and Bucky Pizzarelli. All three passed away in the past two weeks due to the COVID-19 virus.

In the first hour, hear performances by Marsalis, Roney and Pizzarelli, along with tracks from Blood Sweat & Tears, Al Grey, Andrew Distel, Eddie Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Green, The Oscar Peterson Trio and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - April 10, 2020

Apr 10, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on April 10, 2020, and hosted by Amy Lorek. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Bobby Watson & Horizon, Charles Rutherford's Jazz Pacific Orchestra, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Ernest Raglin, and more.

In the second hour, hear Wallace Roney, Houston Person & Ron Carter, Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Joshua Redman, Charlie Parker, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on March 27, 2020, and hosted by Greg Petersen. This week, the debut album by Rachael & Vilray is featured. An NPR interview with the duo can be found here

In the first hour, hear tracks from Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joshua Redman, Lena Horne, Maceo Parker, Rachael & Vilray, The Very Tall Band, The Monty Alexander Trio, McCoy Tyner, and more.

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on March 13, 2020, and hosted by Greg Petersen. This week, musical tributes to local jazz artist Arthur Goldstein and jazz great McCoy Tyner, both of whom passed away this past week. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from McCoy Tyner, Modern Jazz Quartet, Arthur Goldstein Quartet, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Band, Cleo Laine, Grover Washington Jr., and more.

An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show. This week, it’s an edition of Jazz@The Palmer recorded in February 2020 and featuring Penn State’s Centre Dimension Jazz Combo. 

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 group members include; Jeff Snyder, saxophone; Antoine Petula, tenor saxophone; Connor Frederick, trombone, Alex Samsel, bass, Jack Buggnio, drums; and Nick Kelabris, guitar.

WPSU Jazz Archive - February 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on February 28, 2020, and hosted by Tom Beebee. The show will feature music from Mardi Gras and other jazz favorites.

In the first hour. hear tracks from Uptown Jazz Vocalists, New England Ragtime Ensemble, Mildred Bailey, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ary Barroso com Fon-Fon e Sua Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, Sir Roland Hanna, Ilja Reingold Quartet & Fay Claassen, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - February 21, 2020

Feb 21, 2020
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An archive stream of the WPSU Jazz show as broadcast on February 21,2020 and hosted by Greg Halpin.

The first hour of the program features jazz from John Boutte, Rodney Jordan, John Coltrane, Eric Reed, Bill Evans, Sarah Marie Young with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Melody Gardot, the Herbie Hancock Trio, Donald Byrd, and Art Hirahara. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show. This week, it’s an edition of Jazz@The Palmer recorded in November 2019 and featuring Rick Hirsch and West Coast Cool.

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 group members include Rick Hirsch - saxophone; Barry Long - trumpet/flugelhorn; Bob Hart - bass; and Kevin Lowe - drums. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - January 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on January 31, 2020, and hosted by Tom Beebee. The show features artists born in January, and recent Grammy nominees. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, John McLaughlin, Bobby Hackett, Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker, Esperanza Spalding, Django Reinhardt, Gary Burton, Roy Eldridge, and more.

In the second hour, hear Oscar Peterson, Eddie Palmieri, Randy Brecker, Henry James Allen, Tierney Sutton, Brad Mehldau, Novi Singers, and more.

Underground cartoonist R. Crumb and Penn State Professor Jerry Zolten sitting in the WPSU studio
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Robert Crumb is best known as an underground cartoonist, whose work, including Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, remains controversial. But Crumb is also a collector and celebrator of old blues records. Jerry Zolten is a professor of communication arts and sciences and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona. His work includes the book “Great God A’Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music.” WPSU's Anne Danahy spoke with Crumb and Zolten about their love of old blues music and records.

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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.

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This Saturday night, December 7, some local vocalists and the Zeropoint Big Band will pay tribute to a legendary jazz and pop artist from the mid 20th century. They’ll cover songs made famous by Nat King Cole at The State Theatre in State College.

(SOUNDBITE OF “THE CHRISTMAS SONG”)

“Nat King Cole is one of the most beloved entertainers of the last century,” says Rick Hirsch.  He plays saxphone with the Zeropoint Big Band, and he’s organizing a concert in tribute to Cole.  

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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Live jazz and a juried art show will take over Main Street in Lock Haven this weekend, at the 3rd annual Lock Haven Jazz and Art on Main Street Festival, or “JAMS” for short.

“It’s all in the same block, because we actually close it off,” says Carol Ann Simon Cillo, a mixed media artist and president of the Clinton County Arts Council.  She’s a co-founder of the festival.

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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. 

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on January 1, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording of the Teri Roiger Trio, as performed in July 2015. 

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