WUCF

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WUCF, a listener supported service of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, broadcasts a 24-hour schedule of jazz music and other non-commercial programming from the University of Central Florida. 

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69 Pieces

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.

  • From: WUCF
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2021
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101 Pieces

Each week, Jazz Most Wanted counts down the song and artist from number ten to number one by playing the individual songs and by highlighting the players and aspects of the recording that make it special!

  • From: WUCF
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2020

Latest Pieces

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Jeff explores the musical connection between Jerome Kern, a composer who was born 32 years before the first jazz recording, and jazz!

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  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted...After twelve weeks, one of our Jazz Most Wanted contenders is dropping off our top ten, and that makes room for a n...

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  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, it's all about the story tellers, story telling through music, the Great American Songbook, and the passion for being yourself and showi...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Our most recent Top Ten has had some talent with staying power! Guitarist Randy Napoleon has spent ten weeks on JMW, singer-songwriter Jazzmeia Ho...

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  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:04
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This week, Jeff Rupert dives into the work of Jimmy Lunceford. As one of jazz’s most influential bandleaders during the swing era, you won’t want t...

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  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, we added a NEW Drummer to our “List” this week, and at the same time a singer/songwriter that hit number one drops f...

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  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week Jeff checks out jazz’s notable Hammond organ players. Put on your sunglasses, take a slow drive through town and tune in to Jazz and The ...

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  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted...Our top four contenders held onto their respective spots, but there is a lot of movement happening in positions fiv...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:53
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, Jeff examines the amorous side of life and how artists convey that through music. Check it out on this episode of Jazz and The American ...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted...Our Jazz Most Wanted contenders played musical chairs this week, making for some interesting shifts in our top ten....

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 3