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Monday, October 09Back to Top
Nick's Picks From 7 Years of Nick@Nine
When: 
Monday, October 09 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Nick Page
Category: 
Marathon

Nick Page has hosted Nick at Nine for seven years, and he's heard a lot of great tunes in that time. Spend a fun-loving nostalgic three hours as Nick rolls back the years and cherry-picks the tunes that hopped and bopped, or soothed and crooned. Truly a best-of to beat the band.
Architects of Soul: Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Bobby "Blue" Bland
When: 
Monday, October 09 Noon
Hosted by: 
Robin Tomlin
Category: 
Marathon

Join Robin Tomlin for a two-hour exploration into the foundations of the soul genre featuring the music of Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Bobby "Blue" Bland and others.
Stef's Favorite Swings
When: 
Monday, October 09 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Stephanie Nakasian
Category: 
Marathon

It's tough to define "swing", but we know it when we hear it. Follow your expert tour guide, Stephanie Nakasian, as she conjugates the verb, and we'll swing, swang, and be swung before it's all over. You won't know what hit you. Formal dress is required, black tie optional.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Monday, October 09 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Monday, October 09 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
Mama's Got a Squeeze Box
When: 
Monday, October 09 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Marilyn Wright & Janet King
Category: 
Marathon

Travel from the cafes of Paris, to the Big Easy, to the border towns of Texas listening to the best accordion music on the planet. Polka round with us to the music of Rosie Ledet, Queen Ida, Geno Delafosse, Mavericks and the Texas Tornados. Catch Eddie Louie and Richard Galiano's unique pairing of the Hammond organ with the Victoria accordion. Relive the days of squeezebox masters Matchless Mat Matthews and Myron Floren. Musical mamas' Marilyn Wright & Janet King will host.
LIVE! Mill Street Ramblers Play Dixieland Jazz
When: 
Monday, October 09 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
El Gordito
Category: 
Marathon

WTJU morning jazz host Nick Page picks up his clarinet and swings into Dixieland with his new band The Mill Street Ramblers. A few of Nick's cohorts from the Red Hot Smoothies will sit in for this set of traditional jazz live from our studio, including Lew Morrison on bass, Richard Adams on trumpet, and Tom Harbeck on banjo.
Art of the Trio
When: 
Monday, October 09 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Huff & Sean Grzegorczyk
Category: 
Marathon

Steve and Sean will explore "new millennia" trio recordings from current artists pushing the boundaries of jazz. You will hear piano trios, guitar trios, horn trios and organ trios from the likes of Brad Mehldau, Bill Frisell, William Parker, Trio Beyond, Craig Taborn, John McLaughlin and many others.
John Zorn
When: 
Monday, October 09 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt Simon
Category: 
Marathon

John Zorn's sounds are just... everything. While there is no chance that one could explore this recent MacArthur Foundation's "genius" grant award winner's extensive projects in just 2 hours, one can uncover enough to hear deep fantastic compositions, insane saxophone free form, guitar solos only masters can perform, some beautiful obscura, some famous Jewish musician covers, and enough film soundtracks to instill life into the Beast himself.
Tuesday, October 10Back to Top
Mose Allison
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Freddy FreeRoamer
Category: 
Marathon

Mose Allison has had a brilliant career as a jazz blues artist with his boogie woogie and bebop laden piano style, and as a singer-songwriter, where he really excels. Mose's recording career started in 1956, and now, at 78, he continues performing strongly. His major influences were Louis Jordan, Nat "King" Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Fats Waller - but Mose is unique. Percy Mayfield was his strongest influence for songwriting. Many jazz and pop greats have covered his songs, most notably "Everybody's Crying Mercy" and "Your Mind is on Vacation."
The American Popular Song: "The Cream of the Crop"
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Marathon

We'll be focusing on the creative brilliance and emotional power expressed by these amazing well-crafted standards. We'll hear songs written by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and as many greats as can fit, sung by masters of vocal musical style Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Kay Starr, Jo Stafford, and more. Listen for familiar standards from the golden age of songwriting, and lesser known songs that may delight you. Always splendid performances by the greatest vocalists and song stylists of the 20th century. They don't make 'em like that anymore...
Blues & More with Mississippi John Hurt
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 Noon
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster
Category: 
Marathon

Just another obscure bluesman recorded in the late 1920's and then forgotten by the record-buying public, John Hurt continued to play for friends and neighbors until he was rediscovered in the early 60's. He became one of the most beloved folk artists and a huge influence on people like Taj Mahal, John Hiatt and Ben Harper. The blues and more with Mississippi John Hurt will be a lunchtime treat on Walk Right In.
Medeski, Martin & Wood
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aaron Zatcoff
Category: 
Marathon

"It's a Jungle in Here" - acid jazz grooves featuring the best tracks from this funky organ-bass-drums collective including their new recording with guitarist John Scofield... hosted by the Jazz Czar.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
"Live From the Hook: The Radio Show"
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Kemp Honeycutt with Bob Girard & Charlie Pastorfield
Category: 
Marathon

Inspired by the movie of the same name, join Bob Girard and Charlie Pastorfield as they spin selections from the soundtrack of their lives. Bob and Charlie have been making music in Charlottesville since... since... forever, and they'll share their memories. Don't miss their live performance with The Gladstones immediately following.
LIVE! The Gladstones
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
El Gordito
Category: 
Marathon

Charlottesville's newest hit sensation, The Gladstones, consists of veterans of bands like The Casuals, Stoned Wheat Things, Baaba Seth, and Skip Castro. Bob Girard (vocals, guitar), Tim Anderson (bass), Jim Ralston (drums), and Charlie Pastorfield (guitar) perform music from a very wide range of artists including Bob Dylan, The Clash, Merle Haggard, Tom Petty, Richard Thompson, Grateful Dead, and The Byrds, along with a number of Girard's original songs from his 3 solo CDs. Their rockin' roots sound and strong stage presence adds new fans with every show, and they'll be playing live in the studio.
Electric Miles
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Kevin Kellam & Charlie Curtis
Category: 
Marathon

One man. One horn. Limitless worlds of sound. Get up with it. Down on the corner with Kevin Kellam and Charlie Curtis. Oh yeah... and Vote for Miles.
Cocktail Lounge Exotica HiFi Extravaganza
When: 
Tuesday, October 10 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Marathon

Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, John Buzon, Herb Alpert, Les Baxter, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, Tiki bars, cocktails, Vegas, mambo, cha-cha, exotica... Tune in as Terry puts on his smoking jacket and pulls out his cocktail shaker for some wild cool and swinging tunes.
Wednesday, October 11Back to Top
Count Basie
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Marathon

Count Basie helped define a swinging, boogie-woogie style that roared out of Kansas City and took the jazz world by storm. It's the next best thing to a Saturday night on Vine Street, as the Radio Star serves up platters like "Lil Darlin", "One O'Clock Jump", and many more. Punch your ticket for a ride on the Super Chief.
Jazz Drummers Showcase
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick with Robert Jospe & James McLaughlin
Category: 
Marathon

From the station that loves to give the drummer some!! Join Larry and two of his favorite local drummers for a three-hour celebration of the skins. We'll go old school, new school and all points in between, with expert commentary along the way. Call in and make your pledge of support of community radio in central Virginia.
African Jazz
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 Noon
Hosted by: 
Bruce Penner & John Mason
Category: 
Marathon

Hear music from the continent that swings the best! Join Bruce of Radio Tropicale and his special guest, UVA history professor John Mason, for 2 hours of the many styles of jazz from all over Africa.
ZappaJazz
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Marathon

Hot Rats! A look at the jazz side of one of the most brilliant composers in pop music history, featuring early recordings with violinist Sugarcane Harris, orchestral pieces from the Grand Wazoo era, and recent CDs by New York saxophonist Ed Palermo and his big band. Watch out for an appearance by Captain Beefheart as well.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
Django & Gypsy Jazz: Then and Today
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Jeff Vogelgesang & Blue O'Connell
Category: 
Marathon

Join Jeff and Blue as they share their love and knowledge of the gypsy jazz guitarist's remarkable music. They will also be there to spin sides by the famous Hot Club of France featuring violinist Stephane Grapelli, as well as current tracks by artists leading the hot jazz revival including Frank Vignola and Mark O'Connor. Tune in for some of the finest playing you will ever hear!
LIVE! Chickenheads featuring Bootsie Daniels & Pete Carey
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Robin Tomlin
Category: 
Marathon

Get ready for a very special one-time-only performance featuring the soulful singing of Bootsy Daniels and Pete Carey, backed up by the amazing Chickenhead Blues Band. This show is too big for our performance studio, so Robin Tomlin will host the festivities as we turn the Lambeth lounge into a dancehall.
John Coltrane
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Charlie Curtis & Bruce Koplin
Category: 
Marathon

Let the music of John Coltrane fill your head, move your feet, and open your heart as Charlie and Bruce fill the airwaves with the sounds of the master. From his straight-ahead collaborations with Miles Davis and others to his deeply spiritual later recordings, this is a show not to be missed.
Jazz Rock Festival
When: 
Wednesday, October 11 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Shelton
Category: 
Marathon

Blurring the lines of Rock and Jazz, here's a special mix designed to appease your taste for hard driving electronica. Join Michael in a late night exploration of jazzy rock and rockin' jazz featuring notables from the fusion era of the 70's as well as some very unusual suspects.
Thursday, October 12Back to Top
Modern Jazz Quartet
When: 
Thursday, October 12 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Marathon

Explore with your host Brian Keena one of the longest-running groups in jazz history, the Modern Jazz Quartet. Intimate yet intense, this unique foursome bridged the gap between blues and fugues and helped to usher the "cool" onto the post-bop scene. Start your Thursday morning on a joyous groove by tuning in for this perfect melding of vibraphone, piano, bass and drums.
Jazz Canaries
When: 
Thursday, October 12 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Tom Klippstein
Category: 
Marathon

Host Tom Klippstein takes your pledges and requests for your favorite songs from the many great recordings by female vocalists past and present, from Billie Holiday to Madeline Peyroux.
Western Swing
When: 
Thursday, October 12 Noon
Hosted by: 
George Dayton & Matt Combs
Category: 
Marathon

Join Matt and Lonesome George as they bring you 2 hours of the swingin'est country found anywhere. They'll dig with their Spade, A-ha with Bob, Smoke with Tex Williams and bake up some of Milton's musical brownies.
Robert Johnson Tribute
When: 
Thursday, October 12 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood & Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Marathon

Rory Block, Eric Clapton, Pyeng Treadgill, Elmore James, Taj Mahal, Lucinda Williams, Peter Green, John Hammond... everyone wants to cover a Robert Johnson song. Robert Johnson recorded 29 different songs in two sessions seventy years ago and then he died. Why are musicians still recording their versions of these songs? Is it envy, is it love, or does it have something to do with that 'selling your soul to the devil' thing? Call in as Dusty and Terry play the covers of Robert Johnson and sell your soul for WTJU.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Thursday, October 12 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Thursday, October 12 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
ZydeBlue
When: 
Thursday, October 12 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen & David Eisenman
Category: 
Marathon

The Juddermeister joins The Zydecajun Conspiracy's Aer Stephen to explore the Blues in Zydeco. Get your case of Zydecosis here. It won't hurt a bit, and no prescription needed!
Charles Mingus
When: 
Thursday, October 12 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mike Panczak & Ann Porotti
Category: 
Marathon

Better get hit in your soul! The best of Charles Mingus with Mike Panczak & Ann Porotti... they'll show you what Mingus means personally and cosmically. Not just great bass, but lots of piano, lyricism, and Mingus' unique style of spontaneous performance... After all, who was more real than Mingus?
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
When: 
Thursday, October 12 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Shelton
Category: 
Marathon

Gifts and messages, reeds and deeds... it's the return of the 5000 lb. man! This tribute will focus on selections which showcase the extent of Rahsaan's vast knowledge and talent. There'll be bells and whistles, blues and swing, raucous and serene, and nearly everything in between. We've even asked a few alumni to come join the party for good measure. Join host Michael Shelton for a veritable Kirkatron and prepare thyself to deal with a miracle!
Electric Jazz Fusion
When: 
Thursday, October 12 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dan Herrmann
Category: 
Marathon

Rock and Jazz - love it or hate it, there's no question that many people are introduced to jazz through this route. We will visit some of the classic fusion bands and artists such Weather Report, Return to Forever, Pat Metheny Group, Larry Coryell and the Eleventh House, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, as well as more recent fusion offerings. Screaming guitars, amplified saxes, and synthesizers-- you'll hear them all on this show.
Friday, October 13Back to Top
Wild Women Sing the Blues
When: 
Friday, October 13 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder & Joyce Dudek
Category: 
Marathon

Wake up bright and early to hear all your favorite blues women, from the old classics of Ida Cox, Ma Rainey and Victoria Spivey to the current sounds of Francine Reed, Etta James and KoKo Taylor. We will take you from New Orleans up the Mississippi to Memphis, Chicago and all tunes in between. Wild women do not get the blues but they do know how to sing 'em.
Mainstream Jazz in the New Millennium
When: 
Friday, October 13 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Grady Lewis
Category: 
Marathon

What is the state of mainstream jazz as recorded in the last 6 years? Is the music full of the swing and soulful passion that are the essence of jazz? Do the musicians follow their unique creative impulses yet remain true to their roots? For the answers, join Grady Lewis for 3 hours of recent recordings from both vocalists and instrumentalists.
Behemoths of the B3
When: 
Friday, October 13 Noon
Hosted by: 
El Gordito
Category: 
Marathon

Featuring Jimmy, Jack, Joey, Scottie, The Mighty Burner, lots of cats named "Smith", and many more in a Soul-Jazz celebration of the Hammond tonewheel generator and close-miked Leslies... You'll have a funky good time!
A Visit with the Great Jazz Trombonists
When: 
Friday, October 13 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Simonette with John Jensen
Category: 
Marathon

John Jensen was lead trombonist and a featured soloist with the US Navy Commodores jazz orchestra and performs and records with many leading jazz artists. Join John and co-host John Simonette as they explore the evolution of jazz trombone through the years. You'll hear immortals from Jack Teagarden and Urbie Green to Conrad Herwig, with commentary by John Jensen on what makes a jazz trombonist great. John will also comment on what these and other artists have meant to his own style and approach to the trombone.
BBC Newshour
When: 
Friday, October 13 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, October 13 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
Boz Scaggs Jazz, Blues and Soul
When: 
Friday, October 13 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Marathon

Boz Scaggs has always refused to be pigeon-holed. Despite an early string of hits, he followed his musical inspirations as they led him, eventually cutting albums that journeyed into jazz, blues, and soul territory, without ever getting stuck in a rut. Whether you're a rabid fan already or want to know more about this eclectic singer, tune in and let Dusty show you the way.
LIVE! Susanna Kurner Jazz Vocals, with Sam Wilson & Pete Spaar
When: 
Friday, October 13 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Eric Angevine
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in for a very special evening featuring acclaimed jazz vocalist Susanna Kurner. Susanna will be accompanied for this performance by two of the premier jazz artists in the area: Sam Wilson on guitar and Pete Spaar on bass.
Too Cool for Words: Great Blues and R&B Instrumentals
When: 
Friday, October 13 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Welch
Category: 
Marathon

Join Peter Welch, host of "Nothin' But the Blues", for a selection of Blues and R&B instrumental classics featuring cool stuff from Freddie King, Bill Doggett, Albert Collins, Booker T & the MGs, King Curtis and many more.
"Transportational" Jazz
When: 
Friday, October 13 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Marathon

Take the 'A' Train" with the Duke or "Travel the Spaceways" with Sun Ra. Traversing the "planes" may be a spiritual "Ascension" with Coltrane or jet-propelled with Illinois Jacquet. Get transported with Professor Bebop.
Saturday, October 14Back to Top
Country Blues & Blue Country
When: 
Saturday, October 14 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett Boaz
Category: 
Marathon

Whether your woman done quit you, or your truck broke down and your dog ran away, there's something here to make you feel better. Emmet will spin the real folk country blues as well as country tunes that are just a mite down in the dumps. And no matter how lowdown it gets, we guarantee you'll walk away feeling better.
Thelonious Monk
When: 
Saturday, October 14 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Koplin & Steve Huff
Category: 
Marathon

The annual Thelonious Monk program is always one of the most popular Jazz Celebration shows. Join Bruce and Steve and revel in three hours of the offbeat, brilliant music of composer/pianist Thelonious Monk. From classics like "Round Midnight" to lesser-known gems like "Ugly Beauty", Monk was the most unique musician of his generation... Don't miss this show!
Acoustic Miles
When: 
Saturday, October 14 Noon
Hosted by: 
Aaron Zatcoff & Ann Porotti
Category: 
Marathon

The cool sounds and hot bebop of "Kind of Blue", "Miles Ahead", "Cookin'", "Sketches of Spain", and your requests? With Ann Porotti and the Jazz Czar.
Jumpin' On the Blues
When: 
Saturday, October 14 3:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Monster of Happiness
Category: 
Marathon

When folk music and rock & roll fell in love it was at a party hosted by rhythm & blues. Join the Monster of Happiness for an exploration of the blue side of Americana music as we jump to the rhythms of Robert Randolph, the North Mississippi All Stars, Delbert McClinton, Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball, Keb Mo, Ry Cooder and many more.
Horace Silver
When: 
Saturday, October 14 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Marathon

Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver began his career as a saxophonist, but later switched to piano where he is known for his distinctive humorous and funky playing style as well as his pioneering contributions to hard bop. Silver played with several different combos, including Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, until forming his first hard bop quintet in 1956. During the sixties, the Silver bands were constantly merging hard bop with soul and R&B. Silver also became known for very strong harmonic, sometimes catchy, compositions. Tune in as Terry keys in some of his favorite Horace Silver.
LIVE! Tanya K. Blues Vocals, with Spencer Lathrop & Steve Riggs
When: 
Saturday, October 14 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
El Gordito
Category: 
Marathon

Blues belter Tanya K. and her group 2 Red Shoes ramp up the energy as we near the end of Jazz and Blues week. Spencer Lathrop and Steve Riggs comprise the rock-steady rhythm section.
Talkin' Jazz: Beat Poetry, Comedy, Spoken Word
When: 
Saturday, October 14 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Marathon

Join Gary for a not-so-old-fashioned variety show, featuring jazz-oriented spoken word pieces from the likes of Jack Kerouac, Tom Waits, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Lenny Bruce, Patricia Barber, Ken Nordine, Lenny Bruce and others.
Live Recorded Jazz Performances
When: 
Saturday, October 14 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Joe Oddo
Category: 
Marathon

Live jazz performances from the Golden Age onward: Hear the crispness of Duke Ellington; the raw sounds of Lester Young; and the collaboration of giants from Dizzy to Miles, Monk & Mingus. We'll throw in some truly rare recordings and some edgy performances capturing the essence of the times. You'll feel like you're in the live audience. Leave your baggage at home and join us on our tour of great jazz venues from New York to Dusseldorf, from Kansas City to Seattle. We'll explore the live music that opened the door for live music in other genres.
Sunday, October 15Back to Top
In the Spirit
When: 
Sunday, October 15 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster & Joel Baumgart
Category: 
Marathon

Rebecca and Joel will open the door to the revival with music that's good for your soul. Tune in and testify with an expanded service of spiritual uplift from your brothers and sisters at WTJU. You'll be glad you did.
Tickle the Ivories
When: 
Sunday, October 15 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Aaron Zatcoff & Eric Angevine
Category: 
Marathon

Tickle the Ivories with Aaron and Eric as the Jazzmania hosts share their favorite pianists, including Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Chick Corea and more.
Slim Gaillard - The "Voutest" Cat in the Land of "Voutoreene"
When: 
Sunday, October 15 Noon
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Marathon

A truly warped bebop cat, Slim Gaillard goofed on many images and stylings of our culture. His onomatopoetic endeavors made "Cement Mixer" a cult classic and extended into sounds of shifting radio broadcasts in "spanglish", a hybrid of Spanish and English, and the creation of his own hip language, "vout". His hipness even earned a citation in Kerouac's "On The Road" and explodes the weirdness of American culture into the comic ionosphere. Join Professor Bebop for a two-hour trip into the very mello-rooney and oh so groovy world of scats only for the hippest cats.
Return of the Blue Note Sunday
When: 
Sunday, October 15 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Eisenman & Sean Grzegorczyk
Category: 
Marathon

Three hours of classic mid-50's thru mid-60's bebop, hard bop, and soul jazz -- a Blue Note Record label feast of Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley and others with Sean and the Juddermeister...
Dizzy Gillespie
When: 
Sunday, October 15 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Beeghly
Category: 
Marathon

Join Tim Beeghly in exploring the music of one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of the 20th century, from his early career as a swing band player to his collaboration with Charlie Parker and their revolutionary bebop style... Dizzy Gillespie spent 60 years as a composer, bandleader, and innovative player.
LIVE! Acoustic Blues with Eli Cook & Ralph Rush
When: 
Sunday, October 15 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Marathon

Bringing this amazing week of live performances to a close, we welcome acoustic blues artists Eli Cook and Ralph Honeyboy Rush. If we're lucky, host Bill Adams will sit in for a couple of tunes as well.
Choo-Choo Cha-Boogie
When: 
Sunday, October 15 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Marathon

Bill Adams wraps up the jazz and blues portion of the 2006 fall fundraiser, and it's all about trains. Trains in the night, trains for leaving, trains for coming home and trains with two lights on behind. Don't be left standing on the platform.
Monday, October 16Back to Top
Serenades for the Work Week
When: 
Monday, October 16 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
John Delahanty
Category: 
Marathon

A special edition of Dawn's Early Light...
Violin Miniatures
When: 
Monday, October 16 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jay Kardan
Category: 
Marathon

Encores and other short pieces for the violin...
The Orchestral Songs of Mahler
When: 
Monday, October 16 Noon
Hosted by: 
Tim Snider
Category: 
Marathon

Great singers and great orchestras present some of the finest orchestral song cycles ever composed.
Symphonies Around the World: Northern Europe
When: 
Monday, October 16 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Catherine Wray
Category: 
Marathon

Featuring two symphonies from Northern European composers ...
BBC Newshour
When: 
Monday, October 16 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Monday, October 16 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
Flemish Masters of the Renaissance
When: 
Monday, October 16 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Jenny Wyss-Jones & Colin Bird
Category: 
Marathon

Just as Van Eyck, Breugel and Rubens produced the images that many associate with the Renaissance, so Flemish composers have created some of the most sublime music from this period. Motets, mass settings, and madrigals from such greats as Ockeghem, Obrecht, Willaert, Josquin, Clemens, and Gombert will evoke the glory and vitality of life in the Renaissance. Take a trip back in time to Flanders and experience the artistry of Europe in the 15th to 17th centuries.
A Special Five-Star Edition
When: 
Monday, October 16 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Contessa
Category: 
Marathon

Archival and current recordings from the standard repertoire and beyond...
"Anyone will tell you that I am not a musician." -Erik Satie
When: 
Monday, October 16 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Nick Rubin
Category: 
Marathon

Erik Satie stands as a central figure in 20th century art music. His aesthetics did not just impact Debussy, Poulenc, and Cage (who memorably called Satie "indispensable"); they continue to resonate in the collapse of high and popular culture, and in the very ubiquity of music as the murmuring background to our lives. Please join Nick for an exploration of the music and musings of Erik Satie, as well as those of composers who have acknowledged their debt to the Velvet Gentleman of Montmartre.
Tuesday, October 17Back to Top
La Belle Musique: Variations on a Theme
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Elizabeth Benzinger & Cleek Schrey
Category: 
Marathon

The classical repertoire is rich in works which use a theme and variations as a basic organizing principle, some of them whole works and some single movements of larger works. Join your regular hosts to explore a number of compositions by their favorite composers which use themes and variations on them.
Leonard Bernstein, American Composer
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
John Mitchell
Category: 
Marathon

While performing, conducting, and teaching, the incandescent Bernstein was also composing diverse music for film, theatre, and concert. John Mitchell plays "On the Waterfront," excerpts from "Chichester Psalms," and "Serenade after Plato's Symposium."
Beethoven's Folk Show
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 Noon
Hosted by: 
Eugene & Rebecca Foster
Category: 
Marathon

Ludwig loved folk music! Gene Foster joins Rebecca on "Walk Right In" with Beethoven's arrangements of folk tunes from Scotland, Ireland, Russia, Hungary and Austria, to name a few. A spoonful of classical to sweeten your acoustic lunch...
Symphonies Around the World: Latin America
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Catherine Wray
Category: 
Marathon

Featuring two symphonies from Latin American composers...
BBC Newshour
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
French Piano Music
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Andrew Pratt
Category: 
Marathon

As pianistic bravura was reaching its peak with Russian Romanticism, French composers carved out a complementary niche of refined and intimate salon music. Join Andrew as he explores the music of Godard, Chaminade, and the usual suspects such as Debussy.
A Time For Singing: A Verdi Spectacular
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ann Shaffer
Category: 
Marathon

WTJU's Maven of Song presents her favorites from Verdi's operas.
Monks Unleashed: Carmina Burana
When: 
Tuesday, October 17 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Delahanty
Category: 
Marathon

For late night listeners, here is the perennial favorite...
Wednesday, October 18Back to Top
Making Overtures
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Marathon

Join the Radio Star as he raises the curtain on another show - again and again. You'll be hearing overtures from operas, overtures from plays, and some overtures that were never a part of any production at all. It's one early morning program that's guaranteed to get you moving.
Luciano Pavarotti: A Voice for The Ages
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ann Shaffer
Category: 
Marathon

We'll hear selections from the great Italian tenor's best performances.
Classical Music of India
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 Noon
Hosted by: 
Mare
Category: 
Marathon

Traditional and spiritual sounds of sitar, percussion and flute, primarily, featuring familiar artists such as Ravi Shankar, with rare performances by others, including P. Chaurasia and K. Rahman.
Symphonies Around the World: The East
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Catherine Wray
Category: 
Marathon

Featuring a Japanese and an Eastern European symphony...
BBC Newshour
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
Gabrieli: Mostly Brass
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Kardan
Category: 
Marathon

Music for the Cathedral of San Marco by the Venetian master...
Fiesta: Latin Favorites from Spain & the New World
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Mitchell
Category: 
Marathon

John Mitchell brings you romantic guitar, colorful orchestration, and lovely singing. Hear familiar melodies of Granados, Rodrigo, and Villa-Lobos and vibrant love songs from Mexico, Venezuela, and Peru.
For The Drawer
When: 
Wednesday, October 18 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Cleek Schrey
Category: 
Marathon

Music suppressed or challenged by the Soviet regime...
Thursday, October 19Back to Top
Twentieth Century Choral Music
When: 
Thursday, October 19 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Deborah Murray
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in to hear the sublime strains of the finest in choral music from the 20th century, from Benjamin Britten to Maurice Durufle, Francis Poulenc to Gustav Holst, and many others, including such contemporary composers as John Tavener and Morten Lauridsten.
Gyorgy Ligeti: Composer in Search of a Homeland
When: 
Thursday, October 19 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Elizabeth Benzinger
Category: 
Marathon

Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti said of some of his music that it expresses "nostalgia for a homeland that no longer exists." You will hear works from various periods in the creative life of this composer, who died at home in Vienna in June 2006. These works will be interspersed with brief biographical information about Ligeti's travels in his search for a homeland that was a place in a time that, truly, no longer exists.
Hungarian Classical Music
When: 
Thursday, October 19 Noon
Hosted by: 
Ilona
Category: 
Marathon

With the establishment of the Hungarian Music Academy in 1875, Hungary became an even more fertile ground for great composers and performers to emerge, including Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly, Erno Dohnanyi, Gyorgy Ligeti, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy and many others. Enjoy listening to the rich repertoire of Hungarian classical music from the first half of the 20th century.
Symphonies Around the World: North America
When: 
Thursday, October 19 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Catherine Wray
Category: 
Marathon

Featuring two symphonies from North American composers...
BBC Newshour
When: 
Thursday, October 19 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Thursday, October 19 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
The Mighty Winds
When: 
Thursday, October 19 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Jenny Wyss-Jones
Category: 
Marathon

The woodwinds are the mighty wind blowing through the orchestra - isn't it time they took center stage? The piping recorder, the mellow bassoon, the lilting flute, the sly saxophone - all bring their own special character, especially when they are the main feature. Tune in to hear two hours of expressive music featuring the mighty winds!
Eclectic Woman: Switched-On Wendy Carlos
When: 
Thursday, October 19 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Robyn Kells
Category: 
Marathon

The Moog virtuoso behind the groundbreaking Switched-On Bach recordings (including Switched-On Brandenburgs) is presented in all her multifarious musical majesty. Join Robyn for two hours of synthesizers, atypical tonalities, and maybe even a track or two from the soundtrack to "A Clockwork Orange."
Philip Glass, Clearly
When: 
Thursday, October 19 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mare
Category: 
Marathon

Known for repetitive phrasing, his work has variously been described as boring or oceanic. Mare surveys the orchestral, solo and film music by a minimalist composer with a sense of humor. (Visit PhilipGlass.com)
Friday, October 20Back to Top
Late Works of the Young Schubert
When: 
Friday, October 20 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ilona
Category: 
Marathon

During his short life of only 31 years Franz Schubert composed a great volume of beautiful music. Tune in for a special edition of Classical Comfort during our fall fundraising marathon to enjoy the best of Schubert's best from the last few years of his life.
Popular Songs/Classical Themes Part I: Standards and Easy Rock
When: 
Friday, October 20 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder
Category: 
Marathon

Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! Here I am at camp WTJU. Camp is very entertaining. Tune in Friday even if it isn't raining... Sandy's eager to share some of the great fun and familiar songs that take their melodies directly from well known Classical music. These include standards like "Tonight We Love," "Full Moon and Empty Arms," "Catch a Falling Star," as well as familiar tunes from the 60's and 70's. What is it about Paul Simon's "American Tune" that makes it such a captivating song? How 'bout "Groovy Kind of Love" - doesn't that stir up memories of those piano lessons you took as a kid? Tune in to hear the classical music that inspired these and other popular songs. You'll be surprised!
Popular Songs/Classical Themes Part II: Classic and Hard Rock
When: 
Friday, October 20 Noon
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder
Category: 
Marathon

Beethoven's "Ninth", Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker", Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King", Prokofiev's "Lt. Kije Suite", Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition", Brahms, Albinoni, Paginini and more, all incorporated into rock by performers like The Who, Yngwie Malmsteen, YES, Sting, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Beauford, Matthews, Santana and others. These are fantastic productions, some more straightforward than others, but all worth a listen! Will we hear Emerson, Lake and Palmer's entire LP, "Pictures at an Exhibition"? Perhaps Classical compositions by rock musicians, like Rick Wakeman's "Six Wives of Henry the 8th" or Keith Emerson's Piano Concerto? Join Sandy for some wonderful discoveries.
Symphonies Around the World: Southern Europe
When: 
Friday, October 20 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Catherine Wray
Category: 
Marathon

Featuring two symphonies from Southern European composers...
BBC Newshour
When: 
Friday, October 20 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
Marathon

Putting the world's politics and economics into perspective with analysis of current affairs worldwide...
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, October 20 4:55PM
Hosted by: 
Katie Weiss & the News Staff
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in every weekday as news director Katie Weiss and the WTJU news staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community.
The Music (!?) of P.D.Q. Bach
When: 
Friday, October 20 5:03PM
Hosted by: 
Robert Nowicki
Category: 
Marathon

The music of the last and least of J.S. Bach's sons has moved untold numbers of people to tears of joy, usually in eager anticipation of the ending of the piece. We hope the music moves you to the telephone or computer to make a pledge!
War & Peace
When: 
Friday, October 20 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tom Bninski
Category: 
Marathon

Beginning with music at the service of sacred and secular belligerence with sounds martial and triumphant; old and modern expressions of mourning and loss then intrude. The final works feature composers exploring hope and renewal. Short readings of pertinent prose and poetry will be interwoven.
Late Night Music
When: 
Friday, October 20 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Classical staff
Category: 
Marathon

For your late night listening pleasure, tune in for a special presentation of new music seldom heard in prime time.
Saturday, October 21Back to Top
Classical-Country Crossover
When: 
Saturday, October 21 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett Boaz
Category: 
Marathon

If classical music is good enough for Custer LaRue, the Baltimore Consort, Yo-Yo Ma, and Aaron Copeland, it's good enough for Emmett.
Music of Chopin
When: 
Saturday, October 21 8:00AM
Hosted by: 
Andrew Pratt
Category: 
Marathon

Perhaps no other composer attained so great an influence over so many as a result of such small pieces. Hear a sampling of the diminutive gems that inspired subsequent generations of composers and that continue to prove that size isn't everything.
The English Anthem
When: 
Saturday, October 21 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Contessa & Michael Latsko
Category: 
Marathon

Traversing many centuries to present the best choral gems from the British Isles performed by the world's finest ensembles...
From Russia with Love: Russian Nationalists
When: 
Saturday, October 21 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Deborah Murray
Category: 
Marathon

Tune in as we explore the music of the Mighty Five or Mighty Handful - Modest Mussorgsky, Cesar Cui, Mily Balakirov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Alexander Borodin, composers who forged a truly Russian style - in this all-Russian program.
Between Renewal & Tradition: Italy in the Early 20th Century
When: 
Saturday, October 21 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Francesca
Category: 
Marathon

Italy had its own "Mighty Handful" in the 20th century: five composers who attempted to free Italian music from its worn bonds to opera and to achieve true renewal. The "Eighties Generation" - Franco Alfano, Ottorino Respighi, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Gian Franceoso Malipiero, and Alfredo Casella - embraced the latest innovations in European musical expression. While Malipiero and Casella kept a close eye on contemporary experience, Alfano, Respighi, and Pizzetti maintained positions that were far more conservative and tuneful. Sample the melodies, nuances, and paradoxes of another rinascita musicale!
Barbara Streisand: Broadway & Beyond
When: 
Saturday, October 21 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Eric Mark
Category: 
Marathon

Barbara Streisand! Join Eric Mark as the Show Show salutes one of the biggest stars to come from Broadway. With a career that has spanned almost fifty years, Babs has done it all - just ask her - from the early days in "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" and "Funny Girl" on Broadway, through "Hello Dolly" and "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" on the big screen, to her incredibly micromanaged concert appearances, Barbara Streisand's star power consistently shines through.
The Show Show Review!
When: 
Saturday, October 21 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Eric Mark
Category: 
Marathon

What to do AFTER the Show Show? Finish the evening with The Show Show Review! All the best and brightest from Broadway (and beyond) with their funniest stand-up routines and torchy songs. Classics from Bob Newhart, Alan Sherman, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Tom Lehrer, Noel Coward, and Bea Lillie, not to mention Bobby Short, Michael Feinstein, and Liberace. For starters. (It would be the shame of the world not to mention Bobby Short, Michael Feinstein, and Liberace...) Join Eric Mark for what could be the evening of the year: New York's best Cabaret artists, past and present, some old favorites, some new ones, and, of course, as always, a few surprises!
Sunday, October 22Back to Top
Written in the Stars: The Stars of 1685
When: 
Sunday, October 22 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Deborah Murray & Tom Bninski
Category: 
Marathon

Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, and George Friedrich Handel... These three composers were all born in the auspicious year of 1685. Tune in Sunday morning to hear the best of the brightest stars in the musical firmament.
A Kind of Musical Leonardo: Ferruccio Busoni
When: 
Sunday, October 22 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Francesca
Category: 
Marathon

Ferruccio Busoni was one of the most important and influential musicians working in the early 20th century. Both performers and audiences recognized him as the greatest pianist of his time, but he viewed composing as the central activity of his life. Explore the repertoire of this late Romantic and early modernist, who proclaimed his first rule of composing to be "take it for granted from the beginning that everything is possible on the piano."
Sunday Opera Matinee: Puccini and "Turandot"
When: 
Sunday, October 22 Noon
Hosted by: 
Tim Snider
Category: 
Marathon

Our feature is a live performance by Birgit Nilsson in "Turandot." We'll also hear other great Puccini sopranos - Tebaldi, Price, Callas, and more!! Celebrate Puccini's 150th anniversary in this special edition of the Sunday Opera Matinee.
King of Instruments
When: 
Sunday, October 22 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Latsko
Category: 
Marathon

Organ masterpieces featuring operatic and symphonic transcriptions plus other demonstrations of organ pyrotechnics...
Russian Romantic Chamber Music
When: 
Sunday, October 22 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Penelope Ward & Winston Barham
Category: 
Marathon

Featuring music from 19th century Russian composers, Winston and Penelope invite you to join them in their music room to listen to the intriguing sounds of such greats as Arensky, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff, to name a few.
Beethoven's Choral Masterpieces
When: 
Sunday, October 22 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Classical Staff
Category: 
Marathon

From the mighty Ninth through the Choral Fantasy, it's an all-Beethoven wrap to our fall celebration of classical music on WTJU.

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