A Taste of Jazz on WFIT

Mondays, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

A Taste Of Jazz is mainstream jazz at its best. The classic sounds are highlighted with artists like Davis, Coltrane, Brubeck and Mingus as well as the contemporary sounds of today’s headliners like Brad Mehladu, Stacy Dillard, Joshua Redman and so many others. Contemporary big bands are sprinkled in and we don’t shy away from tasteful jazz vocalists. What you won’t hear is smooth jazz or recordings prior to the 1950’s. The emphasis here is good jazz without a whole lot of chatter.

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Station Announcement
10:08 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Special Guests On A Taste Of Jazz & Freedom In The Groove April 21

Tim Renshaw on A Taste of Jazz at 7pm

 Tim Renshaw will be Dave Fries' special guest on A Taste of Jazz  Monday, April 21. Tim is an accomplished pianist with a vocal style all his own and will bring a touch of jazz roots to public radio.

A native of South Dakota, Tim has a colorful history in music from rock to country, from blues to jazz. His style is unique and his jazz is true.

Join us Monday at 7:00 for A Taste of Jazz with Tim Renshaw. It will be an evening to remember.

Bill Kirchner on Freedom in the Groove at 10pm

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Podcasts
10:47 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Live Session With Rémi Durupt On A Taste Of Jazz

Prize laureate and artist in residence at Florida Tech, Rémi Durupt, was featured on A Taste of Jazz with Dave Fries on Monday, March 24.

In this podcast of the live session, hear Rémi talk about his music and artistic path and perform unique percussion pieces on vibraphone and other instruments. 


Station Announcement
4:25 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Percussionist Rémi Durupt On A Taste Of Jazz Tonight

Dave Fries is happy to announce that prize laureate Rémi Durupt  will be his special guest tonight on A Taste of Jazz. Rémi Durupt’s artistic path has led him to embrace the diversity of musical expression, from electronic composition to improvisation.

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Music
1:54 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Dave Fries' Jazz Pick- Bill McBirnie Trio

Consummate Canadian jazz and Latin flutist Bill McBirnie has released a new album (his sixth) which departs, in a significant way, from all three of his previously acclaimed acoustic jazz projects (Mercy with Robi Botos; Paco Paco with Bernie Senensky; and Nature Boy with Mark Eisenman). On Find Your Place, Bill has placed the flute in a very unlikely setting—as part of an organ trio!

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Music
12:16 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Dave Fries' Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Dave Bennett's Don't Be That Way

Dave Fries of A Taste of Jazz's favorite albums of 2013, listed in no particular order: 

  • Dave Bennett's Don't Be That Way

Dave Bennett shows that his skills and interests go far beyond that of channeling any of his stylistic predecessors like Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Artie Shaw, et al. Once a member of the original Hot Club Detroit, Bennett stays within the mainstream repertoire, covering several go Goodman’s most famous records. This album blazes its own path with Dave’s clarinet skills while still paying tribute to his mentors.

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