Station Announcement

  Singer/songwriter Maddy Winer will be Dave Fries’ special guest tonight on A Taste of Jazz starting at 7pm.

Winer toured as a headliner in the stage show “North Carolina Is My Home,” written by and starring Loonix McGlohon and Charles Kuralt, which NPR aired as a television special.

Performing contemporary selections from the Great American Songbook she has become known for her effortless interpretation of jazz styling and has developed a loyal following.

Ms. Winer has opened for Dave Brubeck, Lou Rawls, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, George Shearing, Al Jarreau, Ellis Marsalis and a host of others.

We look forward to  an informal discussion of her experiences, her music and her love of jazz. Don't miss Maddy Winer tonight starting at 7pm, only on WFIT 89.5 FM!

Vibraphonist and pianist Christian Tamburr, who was named Florida Tech’s Music Artist in Residence in January, will gather an all-star band and record his fifth album July 13-14 at the WFIT studio.

 “I'm beyond thrilled about this project and honored to be doing it at FIT,” Tamburr said.  This will be Tamburr’s fifth album under his own name. His previous release, “Places,” received wide acclaim and placed in the top 10 national charts for six weeks. The new album will feature Tamburr on vibraphone, Kevin Bales on piano, Billy Thornton on bass, Quentin Baxter on drums and special guest Dominick Farinacci on trumpet. 

As part of his 2014 residency at Florida Tech’s School of Arts and Communication, Tamburr teaches master classes and workshops with music students, performs at the Gleason Performing Arts Center and conducts local outreach at public schools throughout Brevard County. 

Beyond Florida Tech, Tamburr tours internationally and represents one of the prominent names in modern jazz around the world today. He is the musical director for Vegas Nocturne at Rose.Rabbit.Lie in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

  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. 

WFIT will celebrate the 4th of July with two Sound Waves specials!

Starting at 10 am just in time for World Cup action and the celebration of summer, tune into WFIT for Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection.

Brazillian music has always ben inclusive, and producers Frank and Christian Berman have taken vocals from classic American songs and invited legendary Brazillian musicians to transform these songs into something really special.

Starting at noon, Melbourne's very own Lights Out Project joins Sound Waves in the studio for a fun live session to get ready for the release of their new live album. The island party starts at noon followed by an exclusive first look at their new album. 

WFIT-FM will celebrate the 4 of July with a beach party with the islands sounds of The Lights Out Project.  

Melbourne’s very own Lights Out Project joins Sound Waves in the studio for a fun live session to get ready for the release of their new live album.  

The party starts at noontime on the 4th of July with The Light Out Project live on WFIT 89.5 FM.

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