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Monday, September 30
Havana Night Club Scene 1955
When: 
Monday, September 30 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
John Delehanty & Tim Snider
Category: 
Jazz

Batista was still in power, the mob ran the clubs, and the music scene in Havana was as hot as the weather. Join us as we go back to a time before Castro when Machito, Mario Bauza, and Chano Pozo influenced Dizzy, Bird, and Kenton to create Latin Jazz.

Hard Bop: The New York Jazz Scene, 1950-1965
When: 
Monday, September 30 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

Gospel and blues-influenced jazz in the early 1950s, particularly coming out of the East Coast, became synonymous, for better or worse, with the label "hard bop." The hard bop (or post-bebop) movement was a natural reaction to both the decline of and revolt against bebop and the burgeoning West Coast cool sound. Although its development and associated artists could be found to some degree in other urban large centers (i.e. Philadelphia, Detroit, etc.), New York City, with its location of major recording studios as well as eager and hip audiences, was unarguably the headquarters for this vital phase in jazz music. Join The Jazz Messenger, Brian Keena, for three hours of Hard Bop classics, from Walkin' with Miles Davis to Moanin' with Art Blakey, from John Coltrane's Blue Train to Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder. He'll even delve into contemporary artists who perform and record in the hard bop vein. Three hours of incredible jazz recordings, including rare live recordings you just won't hear anywhere else. Tune in, get hip, and help out the station all at once!

Funk, Jazz, and Blues from Down Under
When: 
Monday, September 30 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rum Cove & Juddermeister
Category: 
Jazz

The Australians have their own interesting vibe. The Rum Cove and Juddermeister will explore the music of The catholics, The Necks, The Mighty Reapers, along with the Bamboos and many more.

North Sea Jazz
When: 
Monday, September 30 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve H
Category: 
Jazz

Jazz is an American export and it has rooted and flourished in The Netherlands and Scandinavia. Ex-pats and native sons have created amalgams of classical, folk, brass band, and contemporary music into nujazz, chamber jazz, and improvisational forms. Genre doesn't really apply in this global village. We'll sample from the ECM, Ramboy, Challenge, ICP, and some independent labels. Whatever you call it, it's great music.

Guest DJ, Jazz Photographer John Wright
When: 
Monday, September 30 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Wright & Gary
Category: 
Jazz

John Wright became a professional jazz photographer while living in Manhattan for twenty years. He has covered everything from small Village club dates to Lincoln Center. Along the way he has documented Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy, Lena Horne, Oscar Peterson, Phil Woods, Lionel & Slide Hampton, Manhattan Transfer, Branford & Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, and Lyle Mays. Wright's images have been published in the New York Times, Vogue, the Kennedy Center newsletter, Rolling Stone Magazine, etc. His work is represented in NYC by Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images. John now lives in Afton, Virginia on a farm, loves shooting in Albemarle County, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Wright's new photo exhibition, "Shooting Stars of Jazz," opens at Charlottesville's First Friday on October 4 at Fellini's with Opening Jazz Music / Photo Reception from 5-7 pm. For this special jazz marathon show, John will play selections by Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, and other subjects of his photographs.

Live in the Studio: Charst
When: 
Monday, September 30 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary
Category: 
Jazz

An added bonus to having a jazz scene as vibrant as that of Charlottesville's is that the music can't help but be passed down to a younger generation. Area greats like John D'earth, Robert Jospe and Pete Spaar are not only superb musicians but wonderful educators as well. Tonight some of the area's rising stars who have been influenced by such artists will perform live. Garen Dorsey, still a student in Greg Thomas' terrific jazz program at Albemarle High School, plays both sax and keyboards. Monticello High School grad Kevin Eichenberger, just beginning his first year in VCU's music program, plays bass. Drummer Daniel Richardson has studied with many of the area's best percussionists and horn players and can be heard frequently around town performing in a wide variety of jazz and rock groups. Together they form CHARST! Make way for the next generation.

The New Jazz Standard
When: 
Monday, September 30 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sean
Category: 
Jazz

Modern Jazz Readings (Covers) of rock tunes by the likes of Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, Pink Floyd and Leonard Cohen performed by jazz artists such as the Brad Mehldau Trio, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Cassandra Wilson, the Bad Plus, Dave Douglas, Patricia Barber and many others.

West Meets East: Indo-Jazz Fusion
When: 
Monday, September 30 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Swartz
Category: 
Jazz

It's well known that The Beatles spent time in India in 1968, and wrote more than 30 songs in seven weeks while there. Ravi Shankar alone has influenced many Western artists: The Doors' Robbie Krieger, The Beatles' George Harrison (in particular), and John Coltrane named a son after the sitar player. Indian influence on Western jazz is less well known. This show will explore the music of composer John Mayer, guitarist John McLaughlin (perhaps the most prolific proponent of the genre), as well as Coltrane himself and more. Tune in for a stunning trip around the world as we follow the path of two great styles of music as they converge with amazing results.

Tuesday, October 01Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

All-night Jazz, courtesy of WTJU's Rus Perry.

Bringing the Low-Down to the Stage: Jazz and Blues Singers on Broadway
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Thom Pease
Category: 
Jazz

This marathon show will focus on recordings of songs from musicals and revues for the stage by famous jazz and blues singers who were known for their stints in nightclub and cabaret. We will celebrate their contribution to the Broadway stage by focusing on African-American themed shows and singers from the 20s-50s.

Far Away Places With Strange Sounding Names
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Jazz

Spend a night in Tunisia with June Christy, travel on a slow boat to China with Kay Starr, or go with the Four Freshmen to Frenesi. Jimmy Rosselli will guide us around Roma and we will meet the King Sisters in Hawaii. If you ever had a desire to visit Bali Ha'i with Peggy Lee or watch a Canadian Sunset with Dean Martin, or possibly spend April In Paris with Ella Fitzgerald, then these three hours of the 2013 Jazz Marathon are just what your travel agent, Charles Peale, recommends. This musical morning you can be Walkin' Uptown with Lionel Hampton or riding the Chattanooga Choo Choo with Glenn Miller, so mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 1st from 9:00 until noon. You won't need your passport but bring your checkbook, because it's the Jazz Fundraiser!

Jazz North of the Border: Canadian Men vs. Women
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca & David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

Some of the best guitarists, pianists, saxophonists and vocalists come from Canada and happen to be women. We all know that Joni Mitchell is Canadian, but how about Diana Krall, Sue Foley and Rita Chiarelli? Rebecca will present these and many more. David Lee will co-host and sneak in a few of the men such as Oscar Peterson, Gil Evans, and Maynard Ferguson. You be the judge!

Two Jazz Hotbeds - Detroit and Pittsburgh
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Grady Lewis
Category: 
Jazz

These two cities are not known to the general listening public as hot beds in the history of jazz. But they are. There are an astonishing number of jazz notables who were raised in Detroit or Pittsburgh and cut their jazz chops there. During this show we will sample work from Tommy Flanagan, Milt Jackson, Kenny Garrett, James Carter, Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Sonny Clark, Roy Eldridge, Erroll Garner, Ahmad Jamal, and Stanley Turrentine among others.

John Coltrane: All Or Nothing At All
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Charles Owens & DJ Baconfat
Category: 
Jazz

DJ Baconfat and local saxophonist/composer Charles Owens bring you the music of sax giant John Coltrane. They'll be covering as much of his illustrious career as time allows, from his bop beginnings to the free flights of his late Impulse recordings. Call in with your pledge of support as they provide insightful commentary between selections.

Live in the Studio: John D'earth
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary
Category: 
Jazz

The beloved trumpeter, composer, teacher, and patriarch of jazz in Charlottesville has a new CD out called "On," which is getting some of the best reviews of his career. John brings his usual cadre of brilliant musicians, young and old, into our studio to perform selections from the new recording and chat about his ongoing love of music and jazz education.

View From the Rear: The Drummers of New Orleans
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gerald Watts
Category: 
Jazz

Ever wonder who is keeping that second line beat going? Or maybe who is funking it up behind the kit? Then tune in for 2 hours of the best drummers the Crescent City has to offer.

The Marsalis: First Family of Jazz.
When: 
Tuesday, October 01 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Beeghly
Category: 
Jazz

From youngest Jason (drummer) to father Ellis (piano) and brothers Delfeayo (trombone), Wynton (trumpet), and Branford (saxophones) in between, the Marsalis family has created unique and lasting jazz music for over 50 years. Inspired as children by the music of their local Baptist church that their father made them attend in their hometown New Orleans, the sons, especially Wynton and Branford, have been great musicians as well as band leaders. Join Tim Beeghly as he celebrates the Marsalis family.

Wednesday, October 02Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

All-night Jazz, courtesy of WTJU's Rus Perry.

Trio Treasures
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Radiostar
Category: 
Jazz

Good things come in threes, especially when it’s three musicians making great jazz. Join the Radiostar as he starts your Wednesday the right way---with a healthy collection of jazz masters—3 at a time. Listen for Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Joe Henderson and more.

Jazz of the Windy City
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick
Category: 
Jazz

Chicago is the home of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Larry will present music of Fred Anderson, Ernest Dawkins, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, along with many others.

South African Jazz
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Mason & Bruce Penner
Category: 
Jazz

Please join Bruce of Radio Tropicale and special guest UVa history professor John Mason for their take on South African jazz. Professor Mason visits Cape Town annually, and has met over the years with Abdullah Ibrahim and many other South African musicians known and unknown, so you can be sure this will be music you can't hear anywhere else but on WTJU, Charlottesville.

Sun Record Blues
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George
Category: 
Jazz

Sam Phillips founded Sun Records in 1953. It is now mostly thought of as a rockabilly label, but Phillips started it by recording blues artists from the Memphis area and continued to record them into the ‘60’s. Join Lonesome George as he spins 2 hours of raw Sun Records’ blues, just the way Sam liked ‘em.

Big Band, Bebop, and Blues
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Dressel & TA Anderson
Category: 
Jazz

Past WTJU DJ's are back from their man caves. Steve & TA will take the airwaves and provide you another riveting foray into their vinyl collection featuring a concoction of big bands, bebop, and blues.

Live in the Studio: Charles Owens Trio
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

Local jazz saxophonist Charles Owens will be joined by Robert Jospe on drums and Andrew Randazzo on bass. They will provide two hours of modern jazz for your listening enjoyment in hopes that it will inspire you to give your financial support to this treasure of a community resource we call WTJU.

Club Hopping In The Big Apple
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
MichaelShelton
Category: 
Jazz

Jazz fans will tell you: There's little better than steppin' out and catching a live set or two (or three). From the Concert Hall to the Clubs to the block parties and the random gathering of the local street musicians, you could count on memories that stick. The Sound Choice gives you something to remember with this marathon edition of live jazz performances in New York from venues past and present. From Carnegie Hall and The Vanguard to Bradley's and the Half Note, it's timeless music steeped in the relentless jazz spirit of spontaneity. MichaelShelton hosts this marathon special broadcast, with the promise of diggin' up some performances that never made it to the record distributors.

The Kurt Coltrane Hour
When: 
Wednesday, October 02 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Becca Higgins
Category: 
Jazz

Your favorite 90's hits re-crafted by your favorite jazz musicians. A solid block of nouveau nostalgia for the Coltrane fan who misses Cobain, including the Bad Plus, Brad Mehldau, The Charlie Hunter Trio, and more.

Thursday, October 03Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Thursday, October 03 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

All-night Jazz, courtesy of WTJU's Rus Perry.

Texas Blues
When: 
Thursday, October 03 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Jazz

Texas has a long history of the Blues, which spread across the Mississippi Delta into Houston and Galveston. The tradition continued in Austin with ZZ Top, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Other featured performers will include Bob Wills’ Original Texas Playboys, Townes Van Zandt, T-Bone Walker, Flaco Jimenez, Lyle Lovett, and Junior Brown.

New Orleans Modern Jazz
When: 
Thursday, October 03 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Tom Morgan
Category: 
Jazz

From the first modern jazz recordings in the fifties to some of the latest to come out of the Crescent City, from James Black, Ellis Marsalis, Los Hombres Calientes, to Evan Christopher, Irvin Mayfield, and Shamar Allen.

T.P. (Tout Pouissant) African Jazz
When: 
Thursday, October 03 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Waraba & Little Lion
Category: 
Jazz

Join Waraba and Little Lion as they spin the highlights of African jazz. Groove to the smooth sounds of Congolese giants TPOK Jazz and Grand Kalle & l'African Jazz, be entranced by Randy Weston and the Splendid Gnawa Masters, and step ahead with ethio-jazz founder Mulatu Astatke. It's a musical pilgrimage from Soweto to Lagos, Addis Ababa to Abidjan, as we sample the best jazz from the Mother Continent.

Latin Danz Party
When: 
Thursday, October 03 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lesly Gourdet
Category: 
Jazz

New and old dance forms with a spotlight on the Afro-Cuban styles including the music of Tito Puente, Paquito d'Rivera, Celia Cruz and Hector Lavoe.

To Brazil and Back
When: 
Thursday, October 03 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Drex Weaver & Annie D.
Category: 
Jazz

Samba and Bossa Nova have much in common with Jazz, with their rich harmonies and complex rhythms. These styles have become part of the standard repertoire of every jazz musician. We will explore some great interpretations of classic Jobim compositions as well as fresh and exciting tunes from Brazil and the United States. Local musician, Drex Weaver, will be your guide to Brazil and back.

Live in the Studio: Chris Dammann, Gina Sobel, Cathy Monnes and Daniel Richardson
When: 
Thursday, October 03 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary
Category: 
Jazz

Bassist and composer Chris Dammann is a Charlottesville native who moved to Chicago a few years ago to hone his craft in one of the world's hottest jazz scenes. He's back in town now, playing in a variety of settings every chance he gets. For the 2013 Jazz Marathon he has invited some like-minded improvisers to join him to play jazz classics and some original compositions reflecting the flavor of Chicago jazz. Featuring Catherine Monnes on cello, violin and voice; Gina Sobel, flute; and Daniel Richardson, drums.

American Jazz Worldwide
When: 
Thursday, October 03 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael "Mr. Jazz" Gourrier
Category: 
Jazz

Longtime Jazz Broadcaster and Friend of WTJU, Michael Gourrier travels from Richmond to participate in this event. He will be sharing geographical insights about American Classical Music (Jazz) that exist in places like Scotland, Japan, Africa. U.K., Germany and Israel. He will also be sharing some rarely heard recordings. Gourrier is Jazz Director at Richmond's WRIR-FM and has an ongoing association of thirty years with New Orleans' WWOZ-FM.

The Candlelight Lounge
When: 
Thursday, October 03 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mark Haskins
Category: 
Jazz

Lock the door, turn of the neon, but keep the blues going into the early dawn with bluesmen Willie Dixon, Elmore James and Otis James, to name a few. Tune in to the electric blues music you might have heard in joints in urban communities from Chicago IL to Trenton NJ.

Friday, October 04Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Friday, October 04 12:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

All-night Jazz, courtesy of WTJU's Rus Perry.

Vivace's Jazz Fusion
When: 
Friday, October 04 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Steve Myers & Andrew O'Shanick
Category: 
Jazz

Friday morning fun with Steve and Andrew as they play tunes that fuse jazz and classical music into an intoxicating concoction.

Kansas City Jazz
When: 
Friday, October 04 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley & David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

From 18th Street and Vine, Paula will profile the blues-heavy sound of Kansas City. As to be expected, Count Basie and Charlie Parker will feature prominently, as well as the soloists of today that hail from the Paris of the Plains.

Diggin' Through Dave's Discs
When: 
Friday, October 04 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Charlie Pastorfield, Chris Leva & Steve Kindig
Category: 
Jazz

Dave Grant was a powerful force in the Charlottesville music scene: an eclectic bass player, enthusiastic WTJU disc jockey, fervent world beat evangelist, and a lover of life. He played with folk music groups, reggae bands, old-timey musicians, rock'n'roll bands, and Grateful Dead tributes. He passed away in 2001, but we celebrate him by digging through his amazing CD and vinyl collection to find some of the interesting music that he collected from all over the world. On October 4, tune in as Chris Leva, Charlie Pastorfield, and your host Steve Kindig take a trip through the warped musical mind of one of Charlottesville's finest musicians.

The Jazz & Country Fusion
When: 
Friday, October 04 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sabra Guzman
Category: 
Jazz

No matter how you look at it, both country and jazz have influenced each other for decades. Louis Armstrong performing Jimmie Rodger's "Blue Yodel #9" on his trumpet. Or Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys performing Armstrong's "Basin Street Blues." Willie Nelson singing jazz. R&B great Ray Charles singing Buck Owens' material. Norah Jones. Patsy Cline. Tennessee Ernie Ford and Kay Starr. There are so many crossovers, and here we'll explore those songs on WTJU. Jazz truly is everywhere (and so is country!).

Ry Cooder
When: 
Friday, October 04 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rick Friend & Pete Marshall
Category: 
Jazz

Ry Cooder's storied career (including being ranked 8th of the 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone) has placed him in so many different musical scenarios it would be impossible to try to encapsulate its breadth in a single two-hour show. However,  Rick Friend (Mando Mafia) and Sunset Road host Pete are going to give it a shot, and they are aiming high (pledge-wise!). Give them a call at 434-924-3959 or pledge online and help WTJU's jazz department have its most successful fundraiser ever!

Live in the Studio: The Kokomotions
When: 
Friday, October 04 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Join Billy Brockman, Skip Haga, Eddie Hall, Steve Riggs, and Ross Alliston as they reunite as The Kokomotions after about a twenty-year absence from performing as the New Orleans flavored local band that would rock the house at the C&O. They will be warming up for their reunion concert and dance the following Saturday night at the Fry's Spring Beach Club. Dusty will host and ask for your pledges of support.

Robert Johnson: Before and After
When: 
Friday, October 04 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Stephen Levine & Peter Welch
Category: 
Jazz

The first half will be devoted to songs that influenced Robert Johnson and the second half will be interesting covers of his songs.

Blues From Everywhere
When: 
Friday, October 04 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Take a geographical-sociological-political-emotional tour of where you can find or obtain the blues! Part of the “Everywhere There’s Jazz” Marathon, Professor Bebop offers you a multi-dimensional experience on the many places and ways you can find the blues.

Saturday, October 05Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Saturday, October 05 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

All-night Jazz, courtesy of WTJU's Rus Perry.

Theater Owners Booking Association
When: 
Saturday, October 05 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paul Josey
Category: 
Jazz

We'll present early blues that concentrate on the African-American T.O.B.A. vaudeville circuit of the 1920s and early '30s including Louis Armstrong, Mamie Smith, Cow Cow Davenport, along with husband & wife duo Butterbean & Susie.

Here, There, and Everywhere. Music from the Great American Songbook
When: 
Saturday, October 05 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brad Sayler
Category: 
Jazz

Young and not so young, new and not so new. We'll listen to the music that defined America from the 30's onward with some of the greatest contributions to this uniquely American genre called Jazz.

The Sphere of Monk
When: 
Saturday, October 05 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones
Category: 
Jazz

Join Peter as he shares works from one of the true musical geniuses of the twentieth century, Thelonious Sphere Monk. From his early solo work in the 1940s all the way to his group compilations in the late 1960s, Peter will showcase the wonder that is Monk.

Contemporary New Orleans Brass Bands
When: 
Saturday, October 05 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Jazz

From the street parades to the clubs, New Orleans' long and strong tradition of brass bands continues as the Crescent City's contemporary brass bands fuse jazz, R&B, funk, and hip hop to keep any party moving. We'll hear from the likes of the Dirty Dozen, Rebirth, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, and many more.

Jazz That's Out of this World
When: 
Saturday, October 05 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka
Category: 
Jazz

Everywhere there's jazz... even in outer space. For the 2013 WTJU Jazz Marathon, we bring you music that's truly far out. From Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra Visits Planet Earth to Frank Sinatra's Fly Me to Moon, we are prepared for take-off on Saturday... a two-hour mission to explore strange sounds, seek your donations of support, and boldly go where only a station like WTJU 91.1 FM dares to go.

Jazzy Jerry
When: 
Saturday, October 05 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt Jordan
Category: 
Jazz

Matt will be examining the jazz influences that influenced the Dead's music (namely Miles and Coltrane, as well as Mingus), and the way in which they promoted and subverted the jazz ethos in their music. Additionally, we'll plan to explore post-Jerry representations of the Dead's music in the jazz realm, specifically Jazz is Dead and Steve Kimock's myriad expressions.

Live in the Studio: Stephen Soghoian & SwingKats
When: 
Saturday, October 05 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Simonette
Category: 
Jazz

Stephen Soghoian & SwingKats band playing classic dixie/swing music from 1920s/30s for dancers. The SwingKats on WTJU features four members of the "Salute to Swing" Big Band: Dick Stageberg -Trumpet, Paul Beum -Clarinet, and vocalists Dick Orange and Gena Gorlin. Stephen at the Keyboard (which also provides bass & drum sounds).

Everywhere There's Funk!
When: 
Saturday, October 05 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ruday Palisades
Category: 
Jazz

Trot the globe with Ruday Palisades in search of those funky grooves. We'll hit all the continents to bring you grooves that are nasty and nice… well, most of them, anyway.

Sax in the Sixties
When: 
Saturday, October 05 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
James Ford
Category: 
Jazz

The 1960's were fertile years for tenor, soprano, and alto saxophonists, many of them following in the wake of John Coltrane. They both solidify the appeal of modal and bop and reach forward to discover new possibilities. From the Impulse and ESP labels, we'll hear honking and skronking from Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Archie Shepp, Charles Tyler, Marion Brown, Anthony Braxton, and Coltrane himself, as well as smoother tunes from comparatively traditional Blue Note artists like Dexter Gordon, Hank Mobley, Lou Donaldson, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson.

Sunday, October 06Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Sunday, October 06 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

All-night Jazz, courtesy of WTJU's Rus Perry.

Jazz Just for the "L" of It
When: 
Sunday, October 06 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Freddie FreeRoamer
Category: 
Jazz

Jazz artists, instrumental and vocal, whose first or last names start with "L" --- just for the Love of Jazz!

All About Jesus
When: 
Sunday, October 06 08:00AM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Jazz

What is Gospel Music if not all about Jesus? Join Terry as he plays music about the big guy, featuring artists such as the Swan Silvertones, the Dixieaires, the Soul Stirrers, and the Pilgrim Travelers.

Today's Great Jazz Guitarists
When: 
Sunday, October 06 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
JazzCzar
Category: 
Jazz

The guitar is a favorite instrument of the JazzCzar. We'll listen to recordings of today's great players including Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Rez Abbasi, John Abercrombie, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John McLaughlin, Mary Halvorson, Frank Vignola, Lionel Loueke, John Jorgenson, Stephane Wrembel and many others.

INFUSION: Jazz Improvisation Bridges the Genre Gap
When: 
Sunday, October 06 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Improvisation, a central feature of jazz from its beginning, makes each performance familiar, yet original. This uniquely creative feature has not only defined jazz itself, but has also influenced and enriched a variety of other music genres, including rock, blues, bluegrass, and soul. Professor Bebop shares selected informative samples by artists such as the Butterfield Blues Band, Cream, the Allman Brothers, The Seldom Scene, and on the flipside, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.

Blues from Across the Pond
When: 
Sunday, October 06 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Dusty takes you on an exploration of the mid-1960's to early 1970's British Blues explosion including John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones and many others... the source, for many of us, of our own American Blues genre that wasn't heard on the radio until the British covered it.

Six-String Masters Then & Now
When: 
Sunday, October 06 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tom Marshall
Category: 
Jazz

Masters of the Six String: join Tom for two hours of jazz guitar. We'll be exploring the guitar's role in jazz from rhythm to lead and everywhere in between. The sounds of Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Bill Frisell, and so many more will guide us on a trip through jazz history on the wings of the guitar. Plan to tune in!

Live In The Studio: Art Wheeler
When: 
Sunday, October 06 06:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

What would a Jazz & Blues Marathon be without the Charlottesville enigma, Artimus Idioticus Artimus Harmonicus Artimus Pianicus Afro-Saxon Afrodisiaction, the tatterdemalion hypersesquipedalion, also known as Art Wheeler? Thankfully, again this year, we won't find out, as Art will be returning to the airwaves with his keyboard, guitar, and harmonica along with some of Charlottesville's top shelf musicians for a live session that promises to entertain, delight, and encourage your financial support for WTJU.

Swing Nashville
When: 
Sunday, October 06 08:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Jazz

Often overlooked as a hotbed of jazz music, Nashville Tennessee has always held its musicians to the highest standards. Hear what these country music session cats have produced along with some late light jam sessions on Swing Nashville.

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