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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.

WPSU Jazz Archive - October 23, 2020

Oct 23, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on October 23, 2020, hosted by Amy Lorek. 

In the first hour, hear The Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Members of Big Band Chicago, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Rythmstick, David Leonhardt Trio, Cal Tjader, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and more.

In the second hour, hear David Morgenroth, Beebop & Beyond, Nolan, Hepbir, Foot,& Sheppard, Cyrus Chestnut, John Pisano, Joe Beck, Rick Braun, Tommy Tedesco, and more.

WPSU Jazz Archive - October 16, 2020

Oct 16, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on October 16, 2020, hosted by Tom Beebee, celebrating Hispanic Heritage month and October birthdays in jazz.

In the first hour, hear Zoot Sims, Tony Bennett, Paul Kardos, Charles Mingus, Ray Barretto, Jerry Gonzales & The Fort Apache Band, Jimmy Smith, Art Blakey, and more.

In the second hour, hear Lonnie Plaxico, Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, New York Voices, Esperanza Spalding, Poncho Sanchez, Al Jarreau with Dianne Reeves, Art Tatum, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Wynton Marsalis, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - October 9, 2020

Oct 9, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on October 9, 2020, and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first part, hear Gil Scott Heron, Luciana Souza, Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, Scott Hamilton Quintet, Grant Green, Janet Grice, and more.

In the second hour, hear Consuelo Velazquez, Luis Bonfa, Perez Prado, Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd, Umberto Petrin with Stefano Benni, Poncho Sanchez, Pat Martino, Soledad Villamil, Santana, and more. 

 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on October 2, 2020, and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

The first hour includes tracks by Carlos Santana, Van Morrison & Georgie Fame, Teddy Wilson, Renee Olstead, The Manhattan Transfer, Lionel Hampton Quintet, Stan Getz, and more.

In the second hour, hear Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, Al Grey, Al Green, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride with Inside Straight, Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald, Art Pepper, Benny Goodman, Carmen McRae, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - September 18, 2020

Sep 19, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on September 18, 2020, hosted by Amy Lorek. 

In the first hour, hear JC and the Jazz Hoppers, Steve Kuhn Trio, The Clayton Brothers, John Cocuzzi Quintet, Wessell Anderson, Lew Anderson Big Band, The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker, and more.

In the second hour, hear Tana Reid, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson & Benny Green, Stan Getz with Kenny Barron, Bob Mintzer with Michael Formanek, Jeff Andrews and Peter Erskine, Down to the Bone, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - September 11, 2020

Sep 11, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on September 11, 2020, hosted by Tom Beebee. The show celebrates jazz and commemorating 9/11 and New York City. 

In the first hour, hear The Harlem Quartet, Laura Hilton, Zane Massey & The Foundation, Red Nichols, James P. Johnson, Port of Harlem Jazz Men, Chick Webb, Duke Ellington, Lee Morgan, Tin Tin Deo, and more.

In the second hour, hear, Billie Holiday, Betty Carter, Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett, Shelia Jordan, Robert Mosci, The Carla Bley Big Band, Keith Jarrett, Peggy Gilbert Dixie Belles, and more. 

WPSU Jazz Archive - September 4, 2020

Sep 4, 2020
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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on August 31, 2020, and hosted by Rana Glick. 

In the first part, hear Claude Bolling & Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ray Coniff, Danjo Reinhardt, Herbie Hancock, Jethro Tull, Jazznova, Elza Soares, and more.

In the second part, hear Steve Jordan, Kid Francescoli, Ben Samuel, Lyle Ritz, Clara Rockmore & Nadia Reisenberg, Toots Thielemans, Art Van Damme Quartet, Weather Report, Gheorghe Zamfir, and more. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show (from home edition) as broadcast on August 28, 2020, and hosted by Greg Petersen.

The first hour includes tracks by Bonnie Raitt, Booker T & The MGs, Boz Scaggs, Brad Mehldau, Cheryl Bentyne, Christian McBride and Inside Straight, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Dinah Washington,Benny Golson Quartet,  Ray Charles Feat. Norah Jones, George Benson, 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.

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. 

photo: courtesy of Steven Getz

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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