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Monday, October 11
Jazz Goes To The Movies
When: 
Monday, October 11 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Jazz

Whether it was written for the movie, or drawn from history to provide the setting for the characters, we'll play in the land of make-believe with The Pink Panther, Alfie, Steve McQueen, and Lalo Schifrin for three hours of celluloid Jazz.
Great Sax Solos
When: 
Monday, October 11 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emily & Nick Page
Category: 
Jazz

Parker, Moody, Brecker, and Woods. What do these saxophonists have in common? They, along with other great sax players, can move you to dance or to cry, and sometimes both at once. On the Nick at Nine show during the jazz marathon we'll be exploring our favorite jazz sax solos from the early players on up to the present. So grab a tissue, put on your dancing shoes, and listen in!
The Soul of Nashville
When: 
Monday, October 11 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Rumcove
Category: 
Jazz

When you think of Nashville, you're sure to think of country music and cowboy hats, but Music City has a rich tradition of stormin' Rhythm and Blues, too. Join the Rumcove at noon on October 11th for two hours of rich, beautifully produced and arranged Soul from Nashville, Tennessee, featuring artists such as Joe Simon, Sam Baker, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Esther Phillips and many more wonderful singers as we journey through the world of Nashville Soul!
Celebrating Ray (Brown)
When: 
Monday, October 11 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

We’re going to celebrate the life and sounds of bassist Ray Brown - the Ray Brown who befriended and coached singer Diana Krall, the Ray Brown who enticed piano man Gene Harris out of retirement, the Ray Brown with the strong, good-natured bass sound that delighted musicians and fans for more than fifty years. That Ray Brown will be celebrated right here on WTJU on October 11 at 2:00.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Monday, October 11 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Monday, October 11 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Kristin Twiford & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Kristin Twiford and the WTJU News staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Jazz, Deconstructed
When: 
Monday, October 11 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Valerie L'Herrou
Category: 
Jazz

Is it jazz, or is it Memorex? Fusion, nu jazz, whatevuh: Frisell, Bley, Hancock, Wilson, Scofield, Fleck, Wooten, Zawinul, Bowie (Lester, not David), Bad Plus, MM&W, Either Orchestra, Garage-a-Trois, Catholics, Yellowjackets… 
Live in the Studio: Greg Howard UpTet
When: 
Monday, October 11 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Jazz

Greg Howard’s chosen instrument, the Chapman Stick, is by no means a traditional jazz instrument. However, in Greg’s nimble hands it can conjure every style of music, from swinging Thelonius Monk standards to Greg’s wonderful Latin-flavored compositions, to jazz-rock fusion. Greg is kicking off this year’s jazz marathon in style with his remarkable new band, The Greg Howard UpTet. This group features a distinctive blend of area talents, including Darrell Rose on African percussion, Gina Sobel on flute, James McGlaughlin on drums, and John D’earth on trumpet. Show your support for our amazing local musicians by calling in your pledge during the broadcast.
Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary
When: 
Monday, October 11 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sean Grzegorczyk & Charlie Curtis
Category: 
Jazz

Less than 24 hours after Jimi Hendrix played his final set at Woodstock, Miles Davis was assembling a new band that included an electric guitar, two percussionists, two keyboardists and his right hand man Wayne Shorter.  The watershed recording that followed, Bitches Brew, shocked the jazz world and laid the groundwork for modern electric jazz and the rock/jazz fusion of the 70's.  Critical reviews ranged from blasphemy to sheer brilliance. After 40 years, its influence on modern jazz cannot be overstated and the record sounds as good as ever. Even the album artwork is legendary.  So join Sean and Charlie as they celebrate the seminal recording Bitches Brew and explore its influence on the Miles Davis alumni - McLaughlin, Holland, Shorter, Zawinul, DeJohnette and Corea. 
Jazz Fusion
When: 
Monday, October 11 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ponch McPhee
Category: 
Jazz

Ponch brings you two hours of the finest in jazz fusion including Al di Meola, Chick Corea, Return to Forever, and Weather Report among many others.
Tuesday, October 12Back to Top
Abbey Lincoln
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Freddy FreeRoamer
Category: 
Jazz

Abbey Lincoln, recognized as one of jazz’s most arresting and uncompromising singers, gained similar stature as a songwriter over the last two decades of her 50+ year career. Her dramatic vocal command and tersely poetic songs made her a singular figure in jazz. She died this August at 80. Freddy FreeRoamer will commemorate her great music on Tuesday, October 12, from 6-9am.  Join in, enjoy and contribute to our 2010 WTJU Jazz Marathon.
The Music of Johnny Mercer
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Jazz

Johnny Mercer wrote some of the most beautiful and engaging examples of the Great American Songbook, and in the process he collaborated with almost every major songwriter of his day. He wrote the lyrics to "That Old Black Magic" with Harold Arlen, "Skylark" with Hoagy Carmichael, and he also worked with Harry Warren, Richard Whiting, and Jerome Kern. He was a singer as well, working with Paul Whiteman and Bob Crosby's band. We will be featuring many of the great vocalists and bands playing and singing the music of Johnny Mercer, "I Thought About You", "I'm Old- Fashioned" and dozens more, during our two-hour tribute to the talents of the fantastic Johnny Mercer. Join Charles Peale on Tuesday morning and donate freely to our Jazz Fundraiser.
Luis Bonfa
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ann Porotti
Category: 
Jazz

Beginning in late-1950's Rio de Janiero, Brazilian composer/guitarist/vocalist Luis Bonfa has always transformed the music of his day into the music of the future. His collaborators are the Who's Who of Brazilian and American Jazz---Vincius, Jobim, Getz, Byrd (Charlie), Jones, Sinatra. Join Ann Porotti for two hours of samba, bossa, and cancao as she explores Luis Bonfa, Originals and Covers.
Ella Fitzgerald
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Frank Testa
Category: 
Jazz

Frank Testa brings a big, beautiful voice to the airwaves. We'll explore the music and career of Ella Fitzgerald, starting early in her career and featuring many of the great jazz musicians who accompanied her through the years.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Kristin Twiford & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Kristin Twiford and the WTJU News staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
The Songs of eden ahbez
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Chidester
Category: 
Jazz

The father of the hippie movement, the man who spelled his name all lower-cased, and who wrote the perennial classic, "Nature Boy," penned many other songs during his 87 years on the planet. DJ Brian Chidester, who is currently working on a biography about the life of eden ahbez, will host this two-hour program of ahbez's beatnik jazz, hobo exotica and ultra-rare poetry records.
Live in the Studio: Dave Kannensohn
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Simonette
Category: 
Jazz

Clarinetist Dave Kannensohn brings his trio of Jim Ryan on bass and Bob Bennetta on keyboards into the WTJU studio for a live performance; hosted by John Simonette.
Basin Street Records
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Beeghly
Category: 
Jazz

Tim takes us down to New Orleans for a showcase of the artists of Basin Street Records including Kermit Ruffins, Los Hombres Calientes, Irvin Mayfield, and Dr Michael White among many others.
Live in the Now!
When: 
Tuesday, October 12 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Conor Farrell
Category: 
Jazz

Often times we can get bogged down in the annals of jazz and blues music, and we come to ignore what is being created today. Conor will sift through some of his favorite jazz and blues music from the recent decade and present you with some of the more recent creative, interesting, and dynamic innovators such as Robert Cray, Enden Brent, and Joe Bonamassa.
Wednesday, October 13Back to Top
Ahmad Jamal
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Tim Snider
Category: 
Jazz

Join classical host Tim Snider for three early morning hours with Ahmad Jamal.  A Pittsburgh native, he has been one of the leading piano stylists for almost a half century.  We will start your day off right with a generous sampling of Jamal’s work, primarily fronting his own trio.
SF Jazz Collective
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick w/ Gary & Steve
Category: 
Jazz

Since 2004 this all-star ensemble has been thrilling audiences around the globe. SF Jazz features a rotating cast of todays heavy hitters. Past and present members include Joshua Redman, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Miguel Zenon, Stefon Harris and Mark Turner. Sit back, relax and make a pledge to community radio in central Virginia.
UVA Today
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 11:55AM
Hosted by: 
Marian Anderfuren, Jane Ford & Rob Smith
Category: 
Public Affairs

UVA Today Radio Show is a weekly five-minute show that provides news and information about the University of Virginia of interest to the greater community. Look for new editions of the show on WTJU every Wednesday at 11:55 a.m., with a repeat on Friday at 3:55 p.m. The program is presented by staff of the University of Virginia's Office of Public Affairs.
Big Band Jazz from the Colonies
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Simonette
Category: 
Jazz

Our country is blessed with many outstanding jazz orchestras that do not have national reputations and generally only perform in their respective locales. However, they are presenting fresh, powerful and exciting music. Join John Simonette as he presents selections from big band ensembles around the country: places like Baltimore, New Orleans, Texas, Washington, DC, Knoxville, central New York, Chicago, New York City, Miami, central Florida, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and other outlying areas.
On the Jazz BassLine
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
MichaelShelton & guest William Parker
Category: 
Jazz

Throughout the history of Jazz, the bass has traditionally held the function of holding together all the components of a song.  Subtle & sublime, its soft thunder sets the tone for all the beauty that grabs your insides & leaves you buzzin' love long after the final note.  Special guest New York bassist William Parker co-hosts this marathon segment which highlights the various ways the bass has been the prime mover inside most all the music that ever blooms inside you.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Kristin Twiford & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Kristin Twiford and the WTJU News staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Thelonious Monk
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Charlie Curtis & Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

Off Minor would be a simple way to describe the life and times of Thelonious Sphere Monk, yet he was anything but simple. Pianist, bandleader, composer, family man; Monk is unarguably one of the true founders of bebop as well as modern jazz. Yet "Off Minor," a Monk standard, does describe his unique approach to playing and songwriting. No one sounded like him (or does, even today), or has composed a similar library of such stirring, familiar, sometimes-humorous, always touching melodies. There was only one Thelonious Monk, and we aim to revel in his artistry. Join Charlie and Brian for two hours of pure Monk as we shed light on this often-misunderstood genius of modern jazz. The man who linked Harlem stride piano to the hardbop movement, became an icon of many a Greenwich Village beatnik, toured multiple continents with his bands, and left an indelible handprint in the history of music will be celebrated during the WTJU Fall Jazz Marathon. Treat yourself to his Blue Note, Riverside, Prestige and Columbia recordings as we bask in the warmth and humanity that was Monk. Tune in and help support WTJU Jazz!
Live in the Studio: Ricky Olivarez Trio
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Jazz

Rick Olivarez brings his gypsy jazz trio into the WTJU live studio for a special performance; Terry Carpenter will host.
Latin Jazz
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
MichaelShelton
Category: 
Jazz

The traditions of Hispaña meld into the musical structure of Jazz to provide a bonanza of multi-cultural experience. We present the likes of Puente, Santamaria, Ruiz, Tjader, Palmieri, Tizol and Valdez to keep your feet movin’ and your blood warm. We’ll even do a little island hoppin’ to bring indigenous music your way from other nations. Bring your dancin’ shoes!
Jazz That Rocks
When: 
Wednesday, October 13 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Preston Palisades
Category: 
Jazz

Do you or someone you know suffer from flat tunes? A lack of melodic fun? Well, we here at the WTJU laboratory of jazzology have the cure – Jazz that Rocks. We’ve scanned the globe and collected the freshest ingredients, mixed just right to make your ears smile and your heart skip a righteous beat. Pure and organic, we'll serve up the likes of Grant Green, the JB Horns, Galactic, The New Mastersounds, Charlie Hunter, the Breakestra, The Dap Kings, the Bamboos, and many, many more. This specially designed potion is sure to cure all that ails you, and those you love.
Thursday, October 14Back to Top
A Take on Injustice
When: 
Thursday, October 14 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Jazz

Jazz has long provided an avenue for the expression of artists' frustration with injustice, discrimination, and political in-action. Whether it is Bessie Smith singing about freedom from sexual inequality, or Christian Scott's exploration of social injustice following Hurricane Katrina, there has always been a Jazz Political Action Committee to raise it's voice and be heard.
4X4 - Classic Jazz Quartets
When: 
Thursday, October 14 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Grady Lewis
Category: 
Jazz

A survey of four great jazz quartets: Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, and Gerry Mulligan. We will listen to samples of their extensive recordings in this format. Recordings that cover 40 to 50 years of historic sessions. For an appreciation of the spontaneous interplay between musicians that is the essence of genuine jazz there is perhaps no better format than the quartet. Each voice is distinct. Usually horn, piano, bass and drums, but not always. Three hours of pure listening joy.
Western Swing
When: 
Thursday, October 14 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Pinetop Stephen & Lonesome George
Category: 
Jazz

Join Pinetop Stephen and Lonesome George for two whole hours of western swing and country boogie from the late ‘40’s to the present day. Country music is never more fun than this!
Sonny Rollins
When: 
Thursday, October 14 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Scott DeVeaux
Category: 
Jazz

Here's to the greatest living tenor saxophonist, Sonny Rollins, who just celebrated his 80th birthday! Join jazz professor Scott DeVeaux as he explores recordings ranging from the classics of the 1950s (Saxophone Colossus, Way Out West) to recently released live solos.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Thursday, October 14 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Thursday, October 14 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Kristin Twiford & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Kristin Twiford and the WTJU News staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Robert Johnson: Did We Hear It Right?
When: 
Thursday, October 14 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen
Category: 
Jazz

In this special Jazz Marathon Edition of Folk & Beyond, Aer Stephen explores the recordings and covers of the bluesman with the long fingers, Robert Johnson. There has recently been a lot of study regarding the original recordings of the seminal blues artist, and whether we have been listening to his music at the wrong speed all these years. The common consensus among musicologists is that we've been listening to Johnson at least 20% too fast! Either the recordings were accidentally speeded up when first committed to 78 rpm, or else they were deliberately speeded up to make them sound more exciting. We will also spin some famous covers of his songs that had a massive influence on the Blue's offspring, Rock n' Roll, from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, John Hammond, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, David Bromberg, and others.
Live in the Studio: Adam Larrabee
When: 
Thursday, October 14 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Huff
Category: 
Jazz

Fretted string wiz Adam Larrabee has performed with many jazz greats including Dave Holland, Jimmy Heath, Larry Goldings, Barry Harris and Hilton Ruiz, as well as classical mandolin virtuoso Evan Marshall and banjo phenomenon Béla Fleck. Larrabee’s enormous stylistic range extends to his composing career, which has included every different ensemble texture, from classical chamber music to jazz big band. Larrabee taught jazz theory, guitar and composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston for nine years and is currently teaching jazz and classical guitar at VCU in Richmond, Va. His most recent recording, “The Street Where You Live,“ is a guitar/piano duet with Bob Hallahan recorded at the University of Virginia. For this performance, Adam will play duets with one of Charlottesville’s other great guitarists, Sam Wilson.
Windy City Blues
When: 
Thursday, October 14 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Eisenman
Category: 
Jazz

Join the Juddermeister and Krewe for a two-hour crawl through the Chicago blues bars featuring the music of Buddy Guy, Luther Allison, Junior Wells, Lurrie Bell, & Dave Specter among many others.
Meet Me on Frenchman Street
When: 
Thursday, October 14 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Jazz

Ankle on down to the live clubs on Frenchman Street in New Orleans for the best jazz, blues, and funky R&B you can hear today from artists of the Crescent City including Shamar Allen, Trombone Shorty, Big Sam Williams & his Funky Nation, plus many more.
Friday, October 15Back to Top
Let us Play with Your Poodle! (Marcia Ball)
When: 
Friday, October 15 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder, Joyce Dudek & Rebecca Foster
Category: 
Jazz

Tune in for rolling good times with the rollicking piano style of Marcia Ball as we feature her on this Jazz Marathon show, along with the artists she has collaborated with: Irma Thomas, Tracy Nelson, Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli. From Freda and the Firedogs to Peace, Love & BBQ, and everything in between, join us on Friday morning to celebrate the music and talent of Marcia Ball.
Some of My Favorite Singers Are Men
When: 
Friday, October 15 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Stephanie Nakasian
Category: 
Jazz

Stef explores all her favorite male vocalists including Frank Sinatra, Lou Rawls, and Jon Hendricks.
Louis, Louis, Louis
When: 
Friday, October 15 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

Listen to the jumping, jiving and wailing sounds of Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan with your host, Brian Keena, The Jazz Messenger. We'll celebrate the unique and joyful sounds of these three troubadours of jazz.  The three Louis and their horns gave us countless hours of unforgettable tunes.  "All that Meat and No Potatoes," "Jack, You're Dead," and "Just a Gigolo," are just the beginning.  Tune in, donate to WTJU Jazz, and enjoy the music!
50 Years of Jazz Guitar: 1960-2010
When: 
Friday, October 15 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick & Charlie Curtis
Category: 
Jazz

Tune in as Larry and Charlie take a five-decade look at the evolution of the jazz guitar. From the single note stylings of Grant Green to the post modern adventures of Bill Frisell, we plan to cover a lot of ground. Your requests and pledges will be taken at 924-3959.
UVA Today
When: 
Friday, October 15 03:55PM
Hosted by: 
Marian Anderfuren, Jane Ford & Rob Smith
Category: 
Public Affairs

UVA Today Radio Show is a weekly five-minute show that provides news and information about the University of Virginia of interest to the greater community. Look for new editions of the show on WTJU every Wednesday at 11:55 a.m., with a repeat on Friday at 3:55 p.m. The program is presented by staff of the University of Virginia's Office of Public Affairs.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Friday, October 15 04:00PM
Hosted by: 
Amy Goodman
Category: 
Public Affairs

Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, October 15 04:59PM
Hosted by: 
Kristin Twiford & the WTJU News Staff
Category: 
Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as news director Kristin Twiford and the WTJU News staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You'll get all the good stuff from this student-run program---from UVA news to what's happening in Charlottesville and Albemarle as well as coverage of statewide issues from Virginia Public Radio. This combination of original reporting and important local stories is just what you need for the ride home! Wtjunews@virginia.edu
String Jazz
When: 
Friday, October 15 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall
Category: 
Jazz

Join regular Sunset Road host Pete as he explores the links between string bands and jazz, old and new. Genre-bending music to keep the wolf from the door. Pledge to keep WTJU free form!
An International Jazz Feast
When: 
Friday, October 15 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

Come sample a veritable smörgåsbord of jazz delights from South Africa, from Norway, from Japan, from Brazil - from all over. David Lee invites you to hear jazz from some of the many countries jazz has planted itself in the world.   You'll have a feast of genuine jazz - and  you'll want to come back for more!
The Sound of the Swamp: Excello Records
When: 
Friday, October 15 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Welch
Category: 
Jazz

Excello Records was the home of the lowdown, funky "Swamp" Blues sound coming out of Louisiana in the 1950s and 1960s. Tune in to hear such Louisiana legends as Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, Lightnin' Slim, Lonesome Sundown, Tabby Thomas and many more.
Muddy’s Masters
When: 
Friday, October 15 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Muddy Waters was the creator and king of the classic Chicago electric blues. He constantly sought out the best supporting musicians and often shared the spotlight to expose their tremendous talents. Join the professor for a celebration of great band-mates, including Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, and Otis Spann, both on their own and as members of the greatest blues band ever.
Saturday, October 16Back to Top
Birth of the Blues
When: 
Saturday, October 16 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett Boaz & Peter Jones
Category: 
Jazz

Blues from the dawn of recording and maybe a little before.
Chuchito Valdes
When: 
Saturday, October 16 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Koli Cutler
Category: 
Jazz

The grandson of Bebo Valdes and the son of Chucho Valdes, Chuchito Valdes does not disappoint. Carrying on the strong tradition of Afro-Cuban percussive jazz rhythms is in his blood. Hear the passion and skilled execution of a master pianist on fire in this show about the Latin jazz sensation. With the passion of Monk, the energy of Rahsaan and the charisma of Nat King Cole, Chuchito Valdes is a trifecta of piano wizardry.
Chick Webb and His Orchestra
When: 
Saturday, October 16 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

From its residency at New York’s legendary Savoy Ballroom in the 30’s, the Webb outfit launched Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald and Mario Bauza who brought Cuban rhythms to Dizzy’s CuBop.  Webb’s reputation was so powerful that Basie had to battle him at the Savoy before he could get noticed in Harlem.  Webb won.
Boogie Woogie – Killer Keyboards
When: 
Saturday, October 16 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Join Professor Bebop for two hours of keyboard brilliance guaranteed to have you dancing across the room! Grooves from the greatest, including Amos Milburn, Albert Ammons, Camille Howard, and Harry the Hipster.
The Funky Drummers
When: 
Saturday, October 16 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Becca Higgins & Darby Wootten
Category: 
Jazz

Join Becca & Darby as they present the best time keepers from Max Roach to Dennis Chambers and Stanton Moore.
Children of Bitches Brew
When: 
Saturday, October 16 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Huff
Category: 
Jazz

It was 40 years ago today that Miles and his band started to play… and they have been playing ever since. Personnel on Bitches Brew included Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Zawinul and others who defined progressive jazz from the '70's onward....  we will be sampling the output of Miles’ children including bands such as Return to Forever, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, and more recent groupings as we explore the varied output of Miles’ kids.
Live in the Studio: Acoustic Blues Summit
When: 
Saturday, October 16 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Koli Cutler
Category: 
Jazz

Join Koli Cutler as he hosts local acoustic blues artists such as Bill Adams, Jack Roy, Ralph Rush, Hunter Wolf, and T.A. Anderson playing live in the studio at WTJU.
Ode to Life: The Music of Don Pullen
When: 
Saturday, October 16 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Jazz

Pianist/composer Don Pullen, a native of Roanoke, Virginia, bridged the blues, gospel, mainstream and free jazz with his unique, never-to-be-imitated piano style, and his beautiful, personal compositions.  Early in his career Pullen was known more as a free jazz player due to his associations with the avant garde scene in Chicago and the New York loft scene in the 60's and early 70's.  But he joined Charles Mingus' Jazz Workshop in 1973 and further developed his playing and composing style during his tenure there. Another member of that Mingus group, saxophonist George Adams, later became a regular partner of Pullen's on many recordings.  After a series of recordings on the European Black Saint label, in 1988 Pullen signed with Blue Note and made the trio album New Beginnings, which brought him the most acclaim of his career. In the 90's Pullen combined Brazilian influences with his own distinctive sounds and formed the group he called The African Brazilian Connection, which released two highly regarded CD's featuring some of Don's greatest compositions.  Join Gary for this journey into the music of Don Pullen and his many collaborators.
The Hammond B3
When: 
Saturday, October 16 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gerald Watts
Category: 
Jazz

Can't get enough of the dynamic tones of the Hammond B3? Then join Gerald Watts for two full hours of some of the best B3 heard in these parts. Hear the likes of Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith and a whole host of others that keep the keys burning and your feet moving. Hear groove at its best!
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Great Gospel Tenors
When: 
Sunday, October 17 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster & Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

From floating falsettos to sanctified shouting, high-flying tenors built on the low-register bedrock of basses and baritones to bring Gospel Quartets to life.  Join us as we explore the great tenors from Claude Jeter and Archie Brownlee to Johnny Taylor and Sam Cooke.
Chet Baker Remembered: Music & Conversation with Hod O'Brien
When: 
Sunday, October 17 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
The JazzCzar & Hod O'Brien
Category: 
Jazz

In the mid-70's with the opening of his own club, The St. James Infirmary, Hod O'Brien led a house band with Cameron Brown and Beaver Harris and backed up such guest artists as Chet Baker, Roswell Rudd, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Charlie Rouse and others.  In 2009, Hod released his first solo album, Solo for Chet, which features tunes associated with Baker's repertoire.  Aaron, the JazzCzar, will interview Hod with lots of stories and the music of Chet Baker.   Phone in your pledge-- 924-3959.
South African Jazz
When: 
Sunday, October 17 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Penner & John Mason
Category: 
Jazz

The 2010 Jazz Marathon nears its close with a treat - two hours of the light and lilting jazz of South Africa, with a special focus on the music of beautiful Cape Town.  On Sunday evening, October 17 at 7pm, please join Bruce of Radio Tropicale and special guest UVa history professor John Mason, author of the new book "One Love, Ghoema Beat," and an upcoming book on South African jazz, for their take on this music.  Professor Mason has met over the years with Abdullah Ibrahim and many other South African jazz musicians known and unknown, so you can be sure this will be music you can't hear anywhere else but on WTJU, Charlottesville. 
Specialty Records
When: 
Sunday, October 17 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Koplin
Category: 
Jazz

Classic R & B,  early Sam Cooke, the uniqueness of Little Richard, jumping blues, swing, gospel and just plain good music with a late-40's/mid-50's Los Angeles focus.
Stax Records
When: 
Sunday, October 17 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Join Dusty for the Memphis soul & blues music of Stax Records, including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, and Booker T. & the MG's… among many others.
Classic Blue Note Years
When: 
Sunday, October 17 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sean Grzegorczyk
Category: 
Jazz

The year was 1954 when Horace Silver was encouraged by Alfred Lion to do a record with horns.  The lineup included Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins and Art Blakey and the date went so well that the group stayed together and formed the The Jazz Messengers.   The soulful modern jazz and hard bebop (with Van Gelder's engineering) that followed became the Blue Note sound. The '60s saw Blue Note continuing its hard bop tradition with Morgan, Mobley, Silver, Blakey, Green, Shorter, Hutcherson, Hubbard and Joe Henderson as well as pushing boudaries into the avant-garde.  The mid-60s produced some of the most adventurous jazz to date with watershed recordings such as Eric Dolphy's "Out to Lunch," Andrew Hill's "Point of Departure," and Jackie McLean's "Destination Out."  Listen in as Sean focuses on this incredibly prolific period (1955-1966) that laid down the foundation for Modern Jazz.
Live in the Studio: Soul Transit Authority
When: 
Sunday, October 17 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Rumcove
Category: 
Jazz

Classic old soul band, new on the local scene, that can jazz it up and can take you deep into the blues.
Bebop Guitar
When: 
Sunday, October 17 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Jazz

Bill Adams and Peter Richardson bring a showcase of the hottest bebop guitarists. You'll hear Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, and other the pioneers of the bebop era laying down the style and Pat Metheny, John Scofield and many others carrying it on today.

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