The Urban Jazz Experience

Mon thru Thurs 8pm-11pm

The Urban Jazz Experience, music that centers around mid-twentieth century progressive jazz and music iconic of mid-twentieth century entertainment.

WPPB's Ed German at Guild Hall

Oct 28, 2016

WPPB host Ed German (the Urban Jazz Experience and Friday Night Soul) will be appearing in “Deep Down in Brooklyn: An American Story”. The show will be presented by Ed German in conjunction with Boots on the Ground Theater on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. Admission is free. (Directed by WPPB's Host Bonnie Grice.) Prior to the performance, the 1770 House, 143 Main Street, East Hampton, will offer a special $27 two-course, prix fixe dinner (provide the code JDTLab). Visit guildhall.org or call 631-324-0806 for details.


Jun 24, 2016

Join WPPB for our Summer Fundraiser. The quiet pledge is underway and runs through the 4th of July. Our On Air Pledge Drive starts on Tuesday, July 5th- Saturday, July 9th.

On-Air Pledge Drive Programming Highlights!

Mar 14, 2016

Don’t Miss the final day of Our On Air Pledge Drive this afternoon from 1PM – 4PM. Today’s drive is focused around opera and The Metropolitan Opera! Special guests include: Anne-Julia of the Long Island Opera. She will co-host with Wally Smith!

Thank you gifts include: Montauk Yacht Club Gift Certificates, Tickets to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, The Paramount, Wine Tastings and More!

WPPB Is Counting On You!! Donate Now!

Mar 11, 2016

Watch this short video to find out more reasons why you should support Long Island's Only NPR Station! Make a secure donation to WPPB via our website by clicking here.

Dear Listener,

It’s the WPPB Road to the Pot of Gold

Feb 29, 2016

May the roof above us never fall in.

And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

-Irish Proverb 

Have you ever had your favorite WPPB program be interrupted by dead air while you are listening? WPPB, Long Island’s Only NPR Station, is joining forces with goodcircle, an organization that connects businesses and non-profits. We’re asking local businesses to join in to help upgrade our studio equipment so you can listen to your favorite programs like the Swingin Years, the Metropolitan Opera and Friday Night Soul without these annoying interruptions.

Help Keep WPPB's Voice Loud and Strong!

Jan 21, 2016

Dear Listener,

Since you are a loyal supporter of 88.3 FM, we know at some point that you have encountered a service interruption or heard cracking, popping or sometimes nothing but static on our station. We need to fix that. Join us and our business partner Sotheby’s International Realty, and goodcircle.org to raise funds for our much needed new equipment.


WPPB Year End Appeal

Nov 18, 2015

WPPB Year End Appeal -- It's the No Fund Drive Fund Drive!

Dear Listener, 

It's Our On Air Pledge Drive Today! View our :30 Pledge Video Below to See Why It's Important to Secure Long Island's Only LOCAL NPR Station.


An Extraterrestrial DJ in search of the greatest NPR public radio station in the Galaxy has crashed landed in Southampton on the 4th of July and has hit his target, the WPPB radio Tower. Join in on the Village of Southampton Parade to see the Float in person. Don't miss our post parade party at the Southampton Arts Center from 12-3!

This week is our on air pledge drive!  There will be lots of excitement during our on air pledge drive (Monday, June 29th- Friday, July 3rd.) We will be announcing Challenge Grants as well as WPPB thank you gifts including:  Concert and Broadway Show tickets,etc., Apple Tutorials and an iPad Air 2 computer, Dan’s Papers Taste of Summer tickets, etc. Listen in and don’t miss your chance to support Long Island’s Only NPR Station!

Call us Monday - Friday 7AM - 5PM at (800) 620-8830 or pledge online at 883wppb.org by clicking here!

It’s Summer Pledge Time! WPPB is the Voice of the Community. Help us to reach our goal of $50,000 and be able to continue to serve you and the community. Pledge now! If you pledge now, your donation will become part of our Challenge Grant Fund during Our On Air Fund Drive and your donation will inspire others to give! 

‘Tis the season of giving, AND we hope to give you a special reason to support WPPB, the only public radio station on Long Island. WPPB is a vital community resource that serves the entire East End community.

Rest in peace, Horace Silver

Jun 23, 2014

On Wednesday, June 18th music legend Horace Silver passed away at age 85. Ed German, host of the Urban Jazz Experience says, "Horace is without question, the greatest and most prolific contributor to modern jazz and the greatest Bop pianist of the 20th century." 

If you're unfamiliar with his work, we've included this YouTube video of him performing "Song For My Father" live with his Quintet. Further information about Horace can be found by clicking here.  

Can You Imagine a World Without Public Radio? 

I know. We can't either. We'd be so sad...

And grumpy. 

This week is big on birthdays. On Tuesday, May 13th on The Urban Jazz Experience Ed German celebrates the birth of Gil Evans (Pianist/Composer/Arranger), Red Garland (Pianist), Creed Taylor (Jazz Producer) and Stevie Wonder (Musical Genius). Listen to The Urban Jazz Experience Monday through Thursday from 8 - 11pm on WPPB. Want to hear a song from one of these musicians? Let Ed know on Facebook

This week Ed German celebrates the births of some musical giants on The Urban Jazz Experience.

Tuesday, April 29th marks the birthdays of composer Duke Ellington and Claus Ogerman, multi-instrumentalist Toots Thielmans, and percussionist Ray Barretto. 

Wednesday, April 30th, International Jazz Day, marks the birthday of the late Percy Heath, a good friend to the station who lived in Montauk, NY.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with us all week on The Urban Jazz Experience, Monday through Thursday from 8 - 11pm on WPPB.

This week Ed German celebrates the birthdays of some great musicians on The Urban Jazz Experience in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month.   

April 22nd marks the birthdays of prominent bass players, Charles Mingus and Paul Chambers, along with latin jazz artists, Joe Cuba and Candido Camero. 

April 24th of this week marks the birthdays of tenor sax players, Joe Henderson and Johnny Griffin, alongside bassist, Spank De Brest.

Listen to The Urban Jazz Experience every Monday through Thursday night from 8 - 11pm. 

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Apr 15, 2014

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. This Wednesday (April 16th) on The Urban Jazz Experience (from 8 - 11pm on WPPB) we celebrate the birthdays of Herbie Mann and Henry Mancini, and on April 17th, the birth of our own Ed German! Say happy birthday to Ed on The Urban Jazz Experience Facebook page