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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The contenders on this current Top Ten are proving they have staying power! Singer/Songwriter Paul Carrack has eighteen weeks on our List, Latin J...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 59:06
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This week, Jeff examines the music of 'Long Tall' Dexter Gordon.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, we have a lot of JMW contenders that are making a very fast rise towards number one in an attempt to edge out our cu...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 59:14
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This week on Jazz and The American Spirit, Jeff dives into the world of swing and checks out artists like Al Foster, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, an...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 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: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, we have some uber talented young jazz lions among the veteran’s in jazz on our Top ten List! Where will twenty-somet...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:05
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, we head to the "Jazz Most Wanted Vault" and revisit our Top 10 from October of 2021 this week! You'll discover that ...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Jeff checks out the works of vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, we have a new vocalist and her latest release joining JMW this week, which makes for a real game changer… Who will d...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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This week, Jeff checks out the works of Freddie Hubbard and Artie Shaw.

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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