A new CD from The Jazz Professors is keeping some impressive company near the top of the charts, having climbed to No. 26. The album from UCF’s esteemed jazz faculty previously entered the JazzWeek album radio airplay chart at No. 33 during its second week of release.

The Jazz Professors: Live at the UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival features director of Jazz Studies Jeff Rupert, Per Danielsson, Marty Morrell, Richard Drexler, and Bobby Koelble.

Having performed, recorded and toured with a veritable “who’s who” of the jazz realm, these musicians contradict Mencken’s adage: “Those who can–do. Those who can’t–teach.” The performance was recorded live at the 3rd-Annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival on March 20, 2010, featuring a guest appearance from preeminent saxophonist Grant Stewart.

JazzWeek is the definitive Jazz and Smooth Jazz national radio airplay chart—a weekly report of the top 50 Jazz and Smooth Jazz recordings played on radio stations across the United States and Canada. Radio reporters and industry subscribers receive the weekly Jazz Fax or Smooth Fax with the current chart each Friday.

The Jazz Professors is the second release from UCF Music’s new label Flying Horse Records. Flying Horse Records’ previous release Jazz Town peaked at No. 43 on the chart. Find out more about The Jazz Professors CD at the Flying Horse Records website.