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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172 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
212 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 20, 2024

Latest Pieces

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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
  • Purchases: 6
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This week on your Jazz Most Wanted countdown, we added another fresh, new album to our top ten list last week, and that makes for a whole new playi...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 59:23
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This week on your Jazz Most Wanted countdown, we add a new talent to our list, and at the same time, a long-standing Brazilian icon dropped from JM...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 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 your Jazz Most Wanted Countdown. our most recent top ten has some talent with staying power! Pianist & Composer Antonio Adolfo has spe...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 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 on your Jazz Most Wanted Countdown, Kurt Elling and his musical sidekick guitarist & composer Charlie Hunter have been sitting pretty in ...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 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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This week on your Jazz Most Wanted Countdown, we have four artists and their latest albums that are on the move and have moved even closer to sitti...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:00
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