Shows: Jazz

The Jazz Format, swinging you around and driving you home. WHPK’s famed DJs play the sounds of Jazz from the inside to the outside; their musical knowledge will educate, enlighten, and entertain. Jazz broadcasts every weeekend and most evenings with a variety that includes Latin Jazz, Be Bop, Swing, Big Band, Free Jazz, the sounds of yesterday and tomorrow.


Start Stop Show DJ  
6:30pm 9:00pm


Zoundz! A free, wild adventure in jazz from ragtime to the far future, and from many galaxies around the universe. Every Monday evening from 6:30 to 9, hear Zoundz! With your hosts Michael Rock and John Litweiler, right here on WHPK.
John Litweiler
& Mike Rock


7:00pm 9:00pm

Jazz Port

Yaounde Olu
& Neysa Scott


7:00pm 9:00pm

Crossroads: Where Jazz Meets Blues

You’ll hear everything from bebop to boogie woogie, from acid jazz to West Coast cool, featuring the greats and the up and comers who know how to swing. Musicians heard regularly on the program include Ray Bryant, Lou Donaldson, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Harris, David “Fathead” Newman, Joe Pass, Duke Robillard, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry, Stanley Turrentine, and Dinah Washington.
Leslie Keros
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Edward Mead’s “JAZZ MENAGERIE” radio broadcast is a 2-hour program comprised of mostly mainstream Jazz and presents relevant information pertaining to Jazz: yesterday, today and tomorrow. Listen to Edward every other Wednesday from 7 pm-9 pm for a little Jazz information, a little Jazz education, and a little Jazz recreation for the global Jazz nation.
Edward Mead


7:00pm 9:00pm

The Jazz Supreme Show

Listen to The Jazz Supreme Show with Host/DJ Vaughn Wilson Thursdays from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on WHPK 88.5 FM. Wilson plays classic jazz (such as John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone) and contemporary jazz (such as Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Somi, Portico Quartet), discusses issues, provides humor, offers prize giveaways and has an infectious enthusiasm. You can also listen to The Jazz Supreme Show with Vaughn Wilson on the Internet at Bebop your ears and feet to the show!
Vaughn Wilson


8:00am 10:00am

Jazz Kicker's Den

Jazz Kicker's Den features Mainstream/Straight Ahead and other forms of America's musical gift to the world known as Jazz.
Pete Mosby
10:00am 1:00pm

Jammin John's Merri-Go-Round

John Sanders
1:00pm 2:00pm

Urban Aspirations

Eavesdropping with Urban Aspirations" is the home of the curious jazz enthusiast, featuring an eclection (eclectic collection) of various jazz genres from Armstrong to Zawinul or "A to Z". You can Eavesdrop on Mark Coulter and Marcus Burks, altrenating Saturdays from noon until 2pm. "There's no telling what you might over-hear.
Mark Coulter
& Marcus Burks


9:00am 10:00am

Morning Jazz

Michelle Drayton
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The Laws of Jazz

Jazz at its best, with flavorful commentaries and insightful, thought-provoking informational tidbots. Laws is a law unto himself: relentless in his presentation of top-notch jazz and extremely knowledgeable of the musicians that present the sound.
Andy Laws
10:00am 1:00pm

Jazz Rapp with the Impressario Al Carter-Bey

The impressario - the musical host of over 30 years of jazz radio experience. The host with a musical library of 30,000 recordings; keeping the musical history of jazz alive; jazz being america's only orginal art form, as the American Classical Music within the idiom of jazz". if your musical tastes vary and jazz pleases you the most join the impressario al carter-bey.
Al Carter Bey
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Richard's Show

1:00pm 4:00pm

Journey Into Jazz

Journey into Jazz focuses on the popular sounds of jazz and the journey that the current local musicians take to personalize their sound. Gentle Smooth Lady Phillips dedicates most of her show to uplifting local artists by playing their recordings (usually renditions of jazz standards). Phillips also conducts regular interviews with local celebrities and keeps her listening community informed of all the local happenings. She also often has free giveaways for exciting events.
Brenda Philips and Linda Hall (the Twins)
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What Is This Thing Called Jazz?

WHPK's longest running jazz show, since 1976, with new music and guest interviews
Lofton A. Emenari III
4:00pm 6:00pm

Jazz for Dessert

Jazz for Dessert serves up beautiful jazz, from Third Stream classically-influenced, to blues-influenced, to be-bop, to traditional, to cool, to contemporary; the gamut of what is jazz for the discerning listener’s ear. Like dessert, it’s all luscious, sweet, and so satisfying.
Sharon Masters
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Straight Ahead Jazz

Yamaide plays principally acoustic jazz, based on the hard bop tradition and sensibilities. Straight Ahead Jazz has a few characteristic structural components; the typical performance consists of a melody, followed by improvisation on its chord changes, improvised solos, and then the melody is repeated. Some compositions, however, do go beyond these structural bounds.