Wednesdays from 8 – 9pm
Hosted by Jeff Haas, from Interlochen radio
Curious about jazz but don’t know much about it? If so, this show is for you.
We understand that jazz often needs a proper introduction and Jeff seeks to open people’s ears to the music not just by spinning discs, but by showing how jazz connects to the things that already matter to us: from movies, television and pop culture, to important social issues, to the economy and technology, to other forms of music. In other words, we don’t just assume jazz is important—we show you why through compelling interviews with some of the music’s big thinkers, vibrant storytelling, and music that represents the full gamut of jazz’s rich history. And because we use storytelling as our approach to the music, if you’re a person who likes a good story, you’ll probably like this show.
Showtime: Monday – Friday from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
“Nothing is assumed.” That’s the unofficial motto of Tell Me More, the new Monday-Friday talk show with host Michel Martin. Grounded in lively interviewing and compelling storytelling, the program seeks to present diverse new voices, cross borders, challenge conventional wisdom and discover how other people think.
Showtime: Saturday at 10 pm
NPR’s JazzSet© with Dee Dee Bridgewater is the jazz lover’s ears and eyes on the world of live music. It presents today’s best jazz artists in performance on stages around the world, taking listeners to Puerto Rico and Cuba, as well as Marciac in the French countryside and across the North American continent from Montreal to Monterey.
Showtime: Tuesdays at 8 – 9 pm
Piano Jazz returns every Tuesday at 8pm. New host, pianist Jon Weber, has taken over the helm for Marian McPartland. A long running and popular program on WNCU, Jon will carry on the tradition that was set by Marian for over 30 years. The first 13 episodes will feature Jon and new, rising stars in the jazz scene. Piano Jazz Rising Stars, is a 13 week series which highlights the jazz legends of tomorrow, and follows the winning combination of talk and music. Each week host Jon Weber sits down with one of the leading young performers on the jazz scene today.
Guests include pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Julian Lage, alto saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly, vocalist Sachal Vasandani, and Thelonious Monk Competition winner, pianist Kris Bowers and more. We will air Piano Jazz with Jon Weber after the special Rising Stars episodes at the same time, Tuesdays at 8p.
Showtime: Sundays from 9 – 10 p.m.
State of the Re-Union is a program from NPR. The executive producer and host Al Letson, is a winner of the NPR talent contest. State of the Re-Union tells the stories of everyday people that are doing extraordinary work to help each other, to engage their community, and to overcome obstacles. WNCU will begin airing every Sunday, beginning at 9pm.