A Taste of Jazz

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

A Taste of Jazz is mainstream jazz at its best featuring traditional straight-ahead jazz and the contemporary sounds of today’s top artist. Fresh big band are sprinkled in and we don’t shy away from tasteful jazz vocalist. From time to time we bring artist in for a chat and occasional live performances. The emphasis is on good jazz without a whole lot of chatter.

  Talented musician and Florida Tech's music chair Jamie Younkin will be a special guest on tonight's A Taste of Jazz with host Dave Fries.

Jamie will come by to talk about the latest happenings within the Florida Tech music program and bring along a personal favorite CD for listening and discussion.

Tonight's interview is part of a series with Jamie featuring music news and discussion airing the first Monday of every month. 

Tune in tonight to A Taste of Jazz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for an interview with Jamie Younkin only on WFIT, 89.5 FM. 

Guitarist Tom Hueston On A Taste Of Jazz

Apr 27, 2014

 Jazz Guitarist Tom Hueston will be a special guest on A Taste of Jazz this Monday, April 28, 2014. Tom is a teacher and very special performer. He was Matt Heister's first guitar teacher and also helped launch the career of Jeff McLaughlin. 

Tom is one of only a handful of people in the world who can play bass pedals as the same time he plays guitar! This blend of two instruments in this way will bring a unique sound to his performance. We will talk about his teaching techniques, the physics of playing two instruments at the same time, one with his hands and the other with his feet, and listen to some tracks he has recorded with other local musicians.   

Join Dave Fries this Monday following All Things Considered for an evening of the very best in jazz and a fun filled as well as informative set by Tom Hueston.

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

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. 


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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