Ted Grossman


Every Sunday evening from 8 to midnight, Ted Grossman hosts one of WLRN's most distinctive programs, Night Train. Since 1977, Ted has devoted himself to collecting and popularizing the jazz and big band music of the '30's and 40's. Over the past twenty years, he has accumulated an enviable collection of vintage performances including WWII recordings, Glen Miller concerts and Armed Forces Radio Services broadcasts. Listeners can tune in to Night Train each week to hear performances by the artists and ensembles that shaped jazz along with Ted's anecdotes and knowledgeable commentary. But Ted's musical interests don't end there. You will also find him playing selections from classic modern recordings.

Because of the resurgence of interest in big band music and the work of early jazz composers, Ted finds that his audience comes from a surprisingly broad cross-section of the South Florida population. When they listen to Night Train, older fans recall the music of their youth, he asserts, and younger listeners, when they take the time, are surprised that the past can be so enjoyable. To hear four hours of some of the most exciting and vital jazz performances ever put on record, just set your dial to WLRN 91.3 FM Sundays from 8 pm to midnight for Ted Grossman's Night Train.

Remembering Miami's Music, Clubs and the Good Old Times

May 25, 2014

Listen to the audio below.  This week on Night Train, Ted Grossman takes a trip down memory lane with WLRN's Ed Bell, Seth Bramson, and Charlie Cinnamon sharing stories of South Florida music, the clubs and rare recordings. 

01/12/14 - With special guest co-host, Bob Weinberg. Bob has written about jazz and blues in South Florida for 20 years. He was a longtime columnist and feature writer for City Link magazine, and currently writes for Jazziz Magazine, for which he also serves as reviews editor, and Jazz & Blues Florida, a monthly online publication.

Ted Grossman

Fifty years ago, North Miami Senior High School students lived in neighborhoods where most kept their doors unlocked at night. They say they felt safe riding their bicycles throughout town – some streets weren’t even paved. Today, many students at the school say they don’t feel safe in their school or their neighborhoods.

North Miami Senior High’s demographics have also changed. In 1960, the segregated school was all white. Today, most students are of Haitian descent. According to the school, 31 out of 2,700 students are white.