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Rockin’ in Rhythm: A WWUH Jazz Update
by Chuck Obuchowski

    This summer, Connecticut Jazz fans who take in one of the many wonderful outdoor musical events in the area are likely to be sporting WWUH 30th anniversary T-shirts.
    The region’s longest running jazz tradition - Paul Brown’s Monday Night Bushnell Park Series - kicks off July 6 in downtown Hartford. WWUH hopes to continue its tradition of broadcasting the concerts live, from 6-9:30 PM. The free series is actually a year older than WWUH, adding credence to our current T-shirt motto, "you can trust someone over 30." Maestro Brown promises a boppin’ season of sounds under the stars. At presstime, it appears the show to beat will be July 27’s appearance by a newly revived Mingus Dynasty ensemble.
    Stay tuned to 91.3 FM for complete details, or call our Jazzline at 860-768-5267 when summer rolls around.
    WWUH is also a proud media sponsor of the third annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, slated to take place at the Goshen Fairgrounds, August 7-9. Tito Puente, John Scofield and Stanley Turrentine are among the artists scheduled to appear this year. For details phone, 860-567-4162.
    Rest assured, you’ll get all the latest details regarding these and other jazz activities by keeping you dial set at 91.3 FM or by accessing the Jazzline, a 24-hour-a-day recorded announcement, updated every Friday. WWUH continues to be in the forefront of Connecticut stations which provide jazz programming and information. We broadcast jazz Monday-Friday from 9 AM - noon, Tuesday-Friday 9 PM - midnight, and Friday, 3-6 AM. Each of our announcers is given free reign to air whatever artists and music he or she wishes, so each of our jazz programs has a distinct flavor.
    In addition to offering one of the most extensive, diverse jazz blocks in southern New England, WWUH also features more musician interviews and ticket giveaways than any other station in the state.
    Plans are currently underway to produce more jazz concerts at the University of Hartford to benefit WWUH. The Jim Cifelli New York Nonet is tentatively scheduled to perform on campus this fall; the group boasts two Hall High School grads - saxist Joel Frahm and trombonist Pete McGuiness.
    Also in the planning stages is a concert to feature current Hartt School Jazz ensembles, in tandem with all-star guest alumni. If all goes as hoped, the event will be recorded for future release on CD and cassette.

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