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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This week, Jeff pays tribute to Sam Rivers's one hundredth birthday.

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting, KJZX-Austin, WCNY, GCR (Global Community Radio), and Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, singer/songwriter Paul Carrack and the SWR Big Band have been standing at the ready to jump into that #1 spot for th...

Bought by RADIOLEX, GCR (Global Community Radio), and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, Jeff identifies some similarities between jazz artists that have nothing to do with their instruments or their playing styles.

Bought by KJZX-Austin, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WCNY, GCR (Global Community Radio), and Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, singer/songwriter Paul Carrack and the SWR Big Band have been standing at the ready to jump into that number one spo...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, Jeff continues to dive into the various iterations of the Tonight Show Band.

Bought by WCNY, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KJZX-Austin, GCR (Global Community Radio), and Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, our JMW Contenders played musical chairs this week, making for some interesting shifts in our Top Ten! We have a new...

Bought by RADIOLEX, GCR (Global Community Radio), and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Sep 08, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, Jeff dives into the various iterations of the legendary Tonight Show Band!

Bought by Delmarva Public Media, KJZX-Austin, Northwest Public Broadcasting, GCR (Global Community Radio), WCNY and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week on Jazz Most Wanted, we added another fresh, new album to our Top Ten List this week and that makes for a whole new playing field! Will ...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), RADIOLEX, and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Sep 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Jazz and The American Spirit, Jeff continues to examine what is considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.

Bought by KJZX-Austin, GCR (Global Community Radio), Boise State Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and WCNY


  • Added: Sep 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, Jeff checks out one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KJZX-Austin, Boise State Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and WCNY


  • Added: Aug 25, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5