Jazz and the American Spirit

Series produced by WUCF

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Jazz and the American Spirit examines the great stories of Jazz across America by looking at and listening to the musicians who have created it. Hosted by saxophonist and University of Central Florida Director of Jazz Studies Jeff Rupert.

Each week "Jazz and the American Spirit" examines the great stories of Jazz across America by telling the stories of the musicians who have created it. Saxophonist and University of Central Florida Director of Jazz Studies Jeff Rupert hosts the program, and thru music and storytelling he demonstrates how jazz is deeply connected to the history of America. Music featured in each week's program will paint a picture of America, thru jazz. Produced by WUCF FM 89.9, Orlando, Florida.


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Join our host Jeff Rupert this week for a Father's day-themed episode of Jazz and the American Spirit where we check out some of the wonderful fath...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Jazz and the American spirit, join host Jeff Rupert as we celebrate the Newport jazz festival. This year marks the 70th anniversary of...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz and the American Spirit, we check out one of the original voices on alto saxophone in the latter part of the 20th century: the la...

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  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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On Jazz and the American Spirit this week, join host Jeff Rupert as we check out some wonderful alto saxophone players. Who are we going to listen ...

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  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz And The American Spirit, we hear the music of Lee Morgan, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Shirley Horn, J.J. Jo...

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  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Take a musical journey through Europe with Jeff Rupert and Jazz and the American Spirit when he shares great jazz centered around the musical theme...

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  • Added: May 09, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz And The American Spirit, we hear the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

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  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz and the American Spirit, we feature Freddie Hubbard, Peter Bernstein, Arnett Cobb, Tony Bennett, a groovin' piece from Billy Cobh...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz and the American Spirit, our host Jeff Rupert features exciting jazz solos that are just off the cuff!

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz and the American Spirit, host Jeff Rupert examines the influence of John Coltrane through the music of Duke Ellington, Pharoah Sa...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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In this throwback episode of Jazz and the American Spirit, our host Jeff Rupert checks out the collaborative efforts between Billie Holiday and Les...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Join our host Jeff Rupert this week on Jazz and the American Spirit when we check out some of the wonderful father-son associations in jazz music. 

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Jeff Rupert ushers in spring with a bevy of Bossa Nova tunes, exploring them and the influence they've had on American jazz musicians.

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 58:59
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In this throw-back episode of Jazz and the American Spirit, we experience musical worlds colliding! The Latin Scene and the Jazz Scene come togethe...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz and the American Spirit, we delve into the idea of being a jazz soloist. How does someone figure out how to be a jazz soloist? Th...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week is all about Gabriel's Trumpet section. That, of course, is Duke Ellington's trumpet section. The great soloists, Cat Anderson, Clark Ter...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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On Jazz and the American Spirit this week, we check out the music of Oliver Nelson and Akiko Tsuruga. Flautist Oliver Nelson Jr. and Hammond Organi...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz and the American Spirit, we check out the music of Chick Corea, the great pianist born in 1941, originally from Massachusetts, wh...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz and the American Spirit, we check out Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Tootie Heath, Benny Golson, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Ray Bryant...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Up this week on Jazz and the American Spirit we’ll check out some greasy swinging’ music, music by Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Louis Bellson, ...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6