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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104 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
Caption: Jazz Most Wanted
138 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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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, there are 3 very talented vocalists on our Countdown and these ladies are giving the rest of the contenders a run fo...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 58:58
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In this second installment of jazz piano trios, Jeff checks out artists such as Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk and more.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, we have a nice mix of talent on our latest Top Ten List, from Jazz Legends who helped pave the way to young jazz sta...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2023
  • Length: 59:03
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This week, Jeff checks out the music of Joe Henderson, Grant Green, Miles Davis and many more for an exposé of the Hard Bop movement of jazz.

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, we have the same Top Three contenders vying to move closer to that coveted number one spot as we did last week, and ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:59
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This week Jeff examines the music and piano playing of Don Grolnick.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, Our Top 4 JMW Contenders have all been on the move this week as they play musical chairs in an effort to take over n...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Jeff checks out the most dynamic jazz chamber groups ever—the jazz piano trio.

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, the Yellowjackets are proving they have major staying power as they remain on our Countdown for a fourteenth week, a...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, it’s all about hardbop. Join us as we listen to Horace Silver, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Cannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery a...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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