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Jazz Highlights - Al Downing All Stars

All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette speaks with members of the newly reformed Al Downing All-Stars and shares music from Al Downing himself. who passed away in 2000. Al Downing was a very historic and influential figure on the Bay Area's jazz scene. His name lives on through the good works of the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association. Air Date: 10-19-2017.

Jazz Highlights - Jason Miles

All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette speaks with keyboardist and producer, Jason Miles as he prepares for an upcoming appearance at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in 2017. Jason has worked with a who's who in the jazz and pop world including Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. He's leading an all-star tribute to the legendary fusion band, Weather Report. Air date: 10-18-2017

Classical Performance - Sarasota Opera "La Traviata" - October 17, 2017

Sarasota Opera is the only opera company in the world that's performed every single note that Verdi wrote. But that doesn't mean they're done with Verdi! In just a couple of weeks their new production of La Traviata opens at the Sarasota Opera House, and we're going to give you a preview on Classical WSMR when members of the cast will stop by our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast studio to sing for you live on the radio!

Classical Performance - Sarasota Opera "La Traviata" - October 17, 2017

Jazz Highlights - James Suggs

For Dizzy Gillespie's 2017 Centennial, All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette invited trumpeter James Suggs into the studio to talk about Dizzy. James and his band, Bop Legacy, will perform a Centennial Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, Sunday, October 8, at HCC Ybor. Show time is 3:00 PM. Air date: 10-6-2017

Jazz Highlights- Chuck Owen

Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies from the University of South Florida, Chuck Owen, speaks with All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette about his new recording "Whispers on the Wind." Air date 9-7-2017

Jazz Highlights - Mark Winkler

Singer Mark Winkler joins All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette to talk about his new recording "The Company I Keep." Air date: 8-31-2017

Jazz Highlights - Whitney James "Guitar Heroes"

Bay Area singer (and Monday night Jazz Host on All Night Jazz) Whitney James is joined by guitarists LaRue Nickelson and Dan Heck as she prepares for her upcoming "Guitar Heroes" performance on August 26th at the Palladium in St. Pete. WUSF's Mike Cornette hosts. Air date 8-17-2017.

Jazz Highlights - Whitney James "Guitar Heroes"

Jazz Highlights - Alan Broadbent

Two time Grammy winning pianist, composer and arranger, Alan Broadbent, speaks with WUSF All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette about his time with bassist Charlie Haden, his work with singer Diana Krall and his new recording "Developing Story." Air date 8-10-2017

Jazz Highlights - Sharon Preston-Folta; Daughter of Louis Armstrong

All Night Jazz Host, Mike Cornette, speaks with Sharon Preston-Folta, daughter of Louis Armstrong on the 116th anniversary of Louis' birth. Sharon, the author of "Little Satchmo, Living in the Shadow of my Father, Louis Daniel Armstrong," shares her recollections and some of her favorite musical performances of her father. Air Date 8-04-2017.

Jazz Highlights - Sharon Preston-Folta; Daughter of Louis Armstrong

Jazz Highlights - Steve Davis

Trombonist Steve Davis joins Mike Cornette for conversation and music. Davis is a former member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and a current member of the group One For All. Steve and Mike talk about his time with Art Blakey and Elvin Jones as well as his recently released recording, "Think Ahead" on the Smoke Records label. Air date: July 27, 2017.

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