When the University of Hartford was incorporated just over 50 years ago by business and community leaders, they envisioned a center of education and culture for Greater Hartford. At its core, it would be a university for the community created by the community.
The University has come a long way since its humble beginnings on Hartford’s last remaining farm, evolving from a local school for commuters into a comprehensive university that attracts students from throughout the world. Yet it remains true to its original mission of serving as a valued resource for individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout the Hartford region, offering hundreds of programs that serve the University and its neighbors every day. For over 45 years listener supported WWUH has served an important role in the University's community service mission.
Out Here & Beyond - Phil Woods
Chuck Obuchowski will air an interview with legendary alto saxophonist Phil Woods this Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. during Out Here & Beyond.
Phil Woods, a Springfield, MA native, is still going strong at 81. In addition to working with many of the jazz greats over the past 60 years, he's contributed to pop hits by artists ranging from Billy Joel to Steely Dan. On Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., he'll headline the Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend as special guest with the Greg Caputo Big Band at the First Congregational Church in Lee, MA.
The Jazz Weekend begins Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. with a free showing of a documentary about Woods, "Life in E Flat," at the Lee Public Library. For more details about all the weekend's activities, visit www.berkshiregatewayjazz.com, or phone 413-243-1033.
WWUH offers jazz programming Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - noon, and Tuesday - Friday from 9 p.m. - midnight.
The station is also broadcasting this summer's Monday Night Jazz Series live from Hartford's Bushnell Park, from 6 pm - 9:15 p.m. through August 12. Visit http://hartfordmondaynightjazz.com for more info.