WDNA and Frost Jazz Bring Back Weekly UM Jazz Bandstand Program

April 17, 2014 — Coral Gables, FL — Two shows remain in the revival of a partnership between South Florida’s premier jazz station 88.9FM WDNA and Frost’s Jazz Bandstand. For over a decade, WDNA dedicated a weekly on-air program titled UM Jazz Bandstand, exclusively for the University of Miami Frost School of Music students, facilitated by Frost professor emeritus Whit Sidener. The program has been revived this spring again showcasing the music of the multiple award-winning Frost Jazz Department in UM Jazz Bandstand on Thursdays at 11am on WDNA 88.9FM Public Radio and can be streamed via internet at wdna.org. Two shows remain: on April 17 featuring the Frost Salsa Orchestra and April 24 with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Ensemble.

Hosted by jazz department chair and Frost faculty John Daversa and along with director of the Frost Salsa Orchestra, Alberto de la Reguera, UM Jazz Bandstand is a presentation of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and features live performances from several of Frost’s finest musical ensembles. The program also features interviews and guest appearances by some of the biggest names in jazz.

As one of the world’s leading jazz stations, WDNA is pleased to provide this platform for the Frost School of Music and UM Jazz Bandstand. Regarded as one of the finest music institutions in the United States, the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music has a rich heritage and strong record for delivering some of the industry’s most significant artists. This mutually beneficial partnership between WDNA and UM’s Frost School of Music provides listeners with a potent blend of music, education and entertainment.

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Frost jazz students in the WDNA studio for the weekly-airing UM Jazz Bandstand Program