Jazz musicians from across the country will gather Saturday, April 20, to present a concert in honor of WUCF-FM’s Jack Simpson, who has entertained Central Florida for 30 years with his weekly Jazz on the Beach radio program.
The concert will be 2 p.m. in the Harris Engineering Center on UCF’s main campus. The musicians, hand-picked by Simpson for the event, include Ira Sullivan, Larry Coryell, Rich Walker and others.
Orange County also has proclaimed April 20 as “Jack Simpson Day” in honor of his accomplishments on the air, as part of the jazz community, and for all of his charitable work.
Ticket information for the concert is available by calling 407-823-0899.
The radio station, at 89.9 FM, broadcasts from its studios in the Nicholson School of Communication on the UCF campus.