Improvisations on WUOT

Weekdays from 6:30-8 p.m.

Improvisations, heard weekdays 6:30 to 8 p.m., is produced and hosted locally by Ben Hall  (Mondays), Todd Steed (Tuesdays & Thursdays), Paul Parris (Wednesdays), and Chris Woodhull (Fridays).

Improvisations is curated by a dedicated lineup of jazz fans with over 70 years of jazz radio experience.  Our playlists reflect every era of jazz from the earliest New Orleans swing to last week's best releases.  We strive to keep the show interesting, listenable, and enlightening and entertaining.  We love to hear from our listeners and our contact information is located below. 

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Questions or comments? Email improv@utk.edu 

Jorge Variego On The Go

Apr 26, 2018

UT's Dr. Jorge Variego discusses his upcoming performances and projects  in Oak Ridge and Knoxville. 

Jazz keyboardist Craig Taborn talks to Todd Steed about his various performances at the upcoming Big Ears Festival. 

UT jazz major Anna Helms talks about her upcoming performance at the Women in Jazz Jam Festival. 

Local jazz musician Will Boyd discusses his newest release with Todd Steed on Improvisations

Todd reports on the state of jazz and baseball organ in his interview with Matthew Kaminski. 

Tao Ruspoli

Jazz musician John Beasley discusses his take on Thelonious Monk and his upcoming concert with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. 

Knoxville musician Vance Thompson gives us a peak at the upcoming Knoxville Jazz Orchestra season. 

Todd Steed

Bassist Daniel Kimbro sits down with Todd Steed to talk about recording and performing with dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas. 

Brock On Bruce

Jun 14, 2017

Musician Brock Henderson discusses the impact of the late, great Colonel Bruce Hampton. 

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