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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.

Jazz Highlights - Terry Gibbs

After a career spanning seven decades, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs decided to retire at age 90. Now, after two years, Whaling City Sound record label owner Neil Weiss convinced him to record again; but only on Terry's terms. So his New York based artist and drummer son, Gerry Gibbs, packed up all of his recording gear and headed west to Terry's house in California for several days of recording in the den. The result was impressive: over 70 minutes of music, all first takes. The recording, "92 Years Young; Jammin' at the Gibbs' House" is just one of the topics the irrepressible Terry discusses with jazz host Mike Cornette in this conversation with music. Air Date: 7-13-2017.

Classical Performance - Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival - July 24th, 2017

Students from the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival stop by our Tampa studio for performance and conversation, including music by Maurice Ravel, Gershwin, and Samuel Barber. The Rebecca Penneys Festival is a tuition-free festival that takes place on the campus of the University of South Florida annually with concerts, masterclasses ,and lessons

Classical Performance - Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival - July 24th, 2017

Classical Performance - Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival - July 14, 2017

Students from the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival stop by our Tampa studio for performance and conversation, including music by Albeniz, Chopin, and a new work composed for and dedicated to one of the pianists. The Rebecca Penneys Festival is a tuition-free festival that takes place on the campus of the University of South Florida annually with concerts, masterclasses ,and lessons.

Classical Performance - Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival - July 14, 2017

Classical Special - Florida Wind Band: Honor, Integrity, and Service (July 2, 2017)

The Florida Wind Band is performed a concert called Honor, Integrity, and Service Sunday July 2 at USF in Tampa, and WSMR was there to record it for you. Russell Gant was your emcee for the concert which featured Summon the Heroes by John Williams, a Fantasy on Yankee Doodle, an Armed Forces Salute, and of course the Stars and Stripes Forever.

Classical Special - Florida Wind Band: Honor, Integrity, and Service (July 2, 2017)

Jazz Highlights - Zev Feldman, the "Jazz Detective"

Meet the "Jazz Detective," Zev Feldman, Genera Manager for Resonance Records, who has unearthed what he refers to as "new discoveries" from iconic artists such as Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Sarah Vaughn, and others. Zev chats with All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette about his process for finding, clearing, packaging and promoting these projects. Air Date 6-29-2017.

Jazz Highlights - Zev Feldman, the "Jazz Detective"

Jazz Highlights - Arturo Sandoval

10 time Grammy winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval speaks with All Night Jazz host Mike Cornette as he prepares for an upcoming performance at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. Air Date: 6-22-2017.

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