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WRTI’s new weekend jazz shows bring sounds for body and soul

Jazz host Greg Bryant
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Veteran jazz broadcaster Greg Bryant is host of 'The Get Down,' Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

WRTI has an exciting new weekend jazz lineup! Starting Friday, Sept. 30, you’ll hear fresh and familiar voices in specially curated shows that expand horizons, honor the music’s heritage, lift the spirits, and get you moving.

We can’t wait for you to hear the new shows — we think you’ll love what we’ve been cooking. Here’s the rundown.

Josh Jackson
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Josh Jackson

Friday Mixtape 
Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.
Josh Jackson, host

Kick off your weekend with Josh Jackson and music that blends party jams, cosmic consciousness, backbeat bangers and crate digger classics from the last 50 years, and connects them to the vamps and vibes of modern instrumental music.

First Fridays with Soul Sister
First Friday of the month, 8 to 10 p.m.
Soul Sister, host

Tune in on the first Friday of every month for a two-hour adventure in rare groove and jazz-adjacent Black popular music of the 1970s and early '80s.

The Get Down
Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Greg Bryant, host

This three-hour program, with host Greg Bryant, features classic and current music from the groove tradition. Highlighting beat-driven, toe-tapping music, The Get Down is the sonic companion for good times on a Saturday night. Hear boogaloo, '70s funk and fusion, jam-based jazz of the '90s and early 2000s alongside new beat-driven releases.

Bobbi Booker
Bobbi Booker

Spirit Soul Music
Sunday, 6 to 9 a.m.
Bobbi I. Booker, host

Bobbi I. Booker curates a spiritually centered weekly program on Sunday mornings with socially conscious music for the heart and soul that is rejuvenating and uplifting.

The Standard
Sunday, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight
Maurice Browne, host

Wind down on Sunday nights with The Standard, featuring three hours from the Golden Age of jazz artists and the music that defined their careers and music history. Expect Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker and music from the Great American Songbook. It's just what you need to end your weekend and wrap up a Sunday full of classic music from veteran WRTI hosts and broadcasters.