Station Announcement

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 4 th of July with The Light Out Project live on WFIT 89.5 FM.

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? WFIT is giving you the opportunity to win tickets to see Phantogram this Friday at 6pm at the Beacham, or Rebelution this Saturday at 6:30 pm at Cocoa Riverfront Park! To win tickets, email us at wfit@fit.edu telling us which concert you'd like tickets for and why you'd like to go! Winners will receive two spots on our WFIT guest list to see the concert of their choice. So what are you waiting for? Email us now at wfit@fit.edu!

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