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Monday, September 24
Jazz Canaries
When: 
Monday, September 24 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Freddie FreeRoamer
Category: 
Jazz

Your favorite female vocalists doing what they do best. Put a nickel in the jukebox and they'll sing for you.

The Jazz Messengers Retrospective
When: 
Monday, September 24 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

The Jazz Messengers were one of the longest-performing jazz bands in the history of the genre. But many questions arise when we hear the name The Jazz Messengers. Who were they? Perhaps you are familiar with a particular era of the band and have a favorite lineup? Maybe you are wondering which sidemen came out of The Jazz Messengers organization and became leaders? After all, part of the legacy of the band is the sheer number of musicians who got their start there. Call in with your pledge of support or donate online as Brian Keena, host of The Jazz Messenger program, presents The Jazz Messengers Retrospective, an overview of the various lineups and outgrowths of The Jazz Messenger musical tree. Listen and compare the great lineups, such as Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers vs. Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers. Vote for your favorite sidemen (Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan or Hank Mobley?) as you help this wonderful radio station stay independent and healthy.

JazzCzar's Guitars
When: 
Monday, September 24 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
JazzCzar
Category: 
Jazz

Aaron the JazzCzar presents some our greatest modern jazz guitarists to include Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Marc Ribot, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, John Jorgenson and many others. Call in your requests and pledges at 434-924-3959!

Atlantic Records
When: 
Monday, September 24 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Rum Cove
Category: 
Jazz

Atlantic Records, with a home base on Broadway in New York City, was the first of the great R&B labels and Ray Charles was their first breakout artist. After he left the company in 1961, things seemed quiet at first. But Atlantic came roaring back in the 1960's with such great singers as Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Joe Tex and the Queen herself - Aretha Franklin - plus many many more. Join The Rum Cove for two hours of some of the best Soul music ever recorded - as we get down with the Atlantic sound!

Wild Women and Friends, Marathon Edition
When: 
Monday, September 24 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder & Joyce Dudek
Category: 
Jazz

Celebrating our new show Wild Women and Friends with an extended Marathon Edition, we'll be playing lots of Classic Blues Women, some great Jazz Singers, instrumentalists, bands and more. We'll take you on a wild ride of great tunes.

Balkan Brass
When: 
Monday, September 24 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Jazz

Most jazz aficionados associate brass bands with New Orleans, but the Balkan nations of Southeast Europe offer an exuberant brass band tradition all their own that dates back centuries. This show will sample the sounds from the music’s native lands, American bands building on the Balkan brass tradition, and DJs that are fusing this traditional ethnic music with electronic beats.

LIVE in the Studio: Adam Larrabee
When: 
Monday, September 24 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

Local stringed-instrument master Adam Larrabee joins Brian in the studio to share his faves.

Bill Frisell
When: 
Monday, September 24 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve H & Sean
Category: 
Jazz

Bill Frisell arguably has influenced modern music - not only jazz - more than any one individual over the last 20 years. A great guitar player and prolific composer, his projects range from shrieking downtown noise to chamber music, Americana, documentary soundtracks, roots music, and Beatles covers. His work as a sideman includes just about everyone working in contemporary jazz as well as a few rockers and classical artists. Join Sean and Steve for a special edition of Anything Goes featuring the music of Bill Frisell - both the well-known and the obscure.

Live vs Studio
When: 
Monday, September 24 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Swartz
Category: 
Jazz

How did they play? Comparing live trax vs the studio versions -- solos, personnel, format.

Tuesday, September 25Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Various
Category: 
Jazz

Overnight all-jazz programming.

Monk & Friends
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 06:00AM
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, plus covers both new & old.

The Jazz/Pop Relationship
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Jazz

Years ago, before Rhythm & Romance, Charles Peale had a program on WTJU that was called The Jazz/Pop Relationship and the mission was to show the correlation between Jazz and popular music, how they influenced each other and how they overlapped. Jazz players often reached into the Great American Songbook and show tunes for material, and many popular vocalists could really swing in a very jazzy style. Listen for Bing Crosby and Ben Webster, Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker and Kay Starr and Paul Desmond... Sarah Vaughan, Red Norvo, Artie Shaw, Mel Torme and Chris Connor. Join Charles Peale as he reprises The Jazz/Pop Relationship, and donate to the station to keep this type of music playing.

Sam Rivers
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Steven Villereal
Category: 
Jazz

We'll cover Sam Rivers' early Blue Note releases, through his involvement in the New York loft jazz scene, moving into his later 70s explorations in soprano sax and flute, plus many of his sideman performances.

Joni Mitchell
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca
Category: 
Jazz

A special jazz marathon edition of Eclectic Woman will feature Joni Mitchell and her connection to jazz music. From her earliest days as a folky singer/songwriter, you could hear her love of jazz. As she developed and matured, her popular records featured collaborations with jazz musicians like Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter and Charles Mingus. Jazz performers like Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall and Kurt Elling have covered her songs. Join in an exploration of Joni and Jazz.

Jazz Trio Revisited
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lesly Gourdet
Category: 
Jazz

The piano in a trio setting featuring the playing of Ahmad Jamal, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Nat King Cole, and Oscar Peterson.

Four Corners Revisited
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
MichaelShelton
Category: 
Jazz

A reprise of the 2011 Marathon edition, we once again bring you live recordings from highly renowned jazz venues in the US: Blues Alley in DC, The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, CA, the Keystone Korner in San Fran, and the oldest jazz club in NYC – The Village Vanguard. This year, we add a twist by droppin’ in on Yoshi’s San Francisco Bay clubs and the New York “Note” clubs: The Blue Note and The Half Note. The music swings and sways, dips and grooves from a variety of artists too long to list… guaranteed to work you right down to your socks. A most fitting prelude to the Houston Ross Trio set, Live in the studio!

LIVE in the Studio: Houston Ross Trio
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ruday Palisades
Category: 
Jazz

Spanning three generations, The Houston Ross Trio (Houston Ross, 52 - bass; Charles Owens, 37 - tenor saxophone; Jeff Louderback Jr, 23 - drums) are a funky, dynamic, and impactful group. They play mostly covers by classic artists like Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Herbie Hancock and The Beatles, to name a few, along with some standards that they've arranged specially for themselves. The trio is led by Charlottesville music scene stalwart Houston Ross. When asked what he loves about his trio, Houston said, "It just feels right. It's so easy when musicians listen to each other the way we do." On saxophone is the fiery tenor Charles Owens, who before coming to Charlottesville in 2004 was a professional jazz musician in New York City. He has made several CDs as a leader and appeared on many recordings as a sideman. Charles gets an amazing tone on his horn and really plays with passion, virtuosity, lyricism, and truth. At a young age Jeff Louderback Jr plays the drums with maturity, depth, and discipline. He keeps the energy and fire at a high level all night.

Living on the Bottom: The Baritone Sax
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gerald Watts
Category: 
Jazz

Join host Gerald Watts as he surveys recordings featuring the bedrock of the sax section... the baritone. Look forward to hearing such giants as James Carter, Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams, and many more.

Soul Jazz
When: 
Tuesday, September 25 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Darby Wootten
Category: 
Jazz

A late night exploration of the soul jazz styling featuring the music of Cannonball Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Ray Charles and many others.

Wednesday, September 26Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Various
Category: 
Jazz

Overnight all-jazz programming.

High on Vibes
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph “Radio Star” Graves
Category: 
Jazz

The Radio Star returns to his roots! For the marathon, Ralph Graves, who majored in keyboard percussion, gives you a morning's worth of great tracks both from past masters and current practitioners of vibraphone artistry. Tune in for Lionel Hampton, Gary Burton, Roy Ayers, Red Norvo and more!

CTI Records
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick
Category: 
Jazz

Before the dark days of insipid string arrangements and "smooth" jazz schmaltz, Creed Taylor's CTI label built its reputation on the revolutionary idea that jazz, the oldest of American popular music, could still strive for both commercial viability and artistic merit. Aided by musicians as talented and diverse as Stanley Turrentine, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Desmond, Freddy Hubbard, Gabor Szabo, Deodato, George Benson, Idris Muhammad and Airto Moreira, early recordings on the CTI imprint were some of the most exciting music of their time - soulful, sparkling, and yes, smooth, fresh, funky and sometimes freaky, but always given the artistic freedom, financial support and lavish design that would become the CTI hallmark.

New Orleans Trumpeters
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Bartender & The Juddermeister
Category: 
Jazz

The Bartender Tom Morgan has put together another winner for this year's Jazz Marathon. The show will take you on a tour of New Orleans music with a focus on all of the great trumpeters that have come out of the Crescent City. Musicians will run the gamut from the earliest jazz masters to the latest young lions including King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Papa Celestin, Dave Bartholomew, Kermit Ruffins, Leroy Jones and Wynton Marsalis.

Principally Piano Revisited
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Hod O'Brien & John Simonette
Category: 
Jazz

WTJU alum Steve Blickstein is retired and living the good life in Florida, but his long-running show "Principally Piano" is not to be forgotten. Join Hod and John as they bring Steve's great show out of retirement, with the spotlight on many of the jazz piano greats in various settings: solo, trio, small group and big band. Also, you won't want to miss Hod's insights as a bebop jazz pianist extraordinaire.

Black & White R&B
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George & Jay Hertel
Category: 
Jazz

In the years immediately following WW2, country artists took black R&B songs and gave them their own interpretation, which led to the music called Rock ‘n Roll. Join Jay and Lonesome George as they spin the original R&B tunes followed by the country versions of the same songs.

Even Angels Get the Blues
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen & David Eisenman
Category: 
Jazz

Aer Stephen returns from 2700 miles away to bring you jazz-tainted blues from the City of Angels, where we are bound to find some demons haunting the mix as well. With LA's Brother Sal (originally hailing from Norfolk, VA, who Aer likens to an earthier version of Charlottesville's Art Wheeler) sitting in as a musical tour guide, they invite you get on the bus, enjoy the ride, and find the soul in the California southland.

LIVE in the Studio: D'earth, Jospé, Nakasian & O'Brien
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
MichaelShelton
Category: 
Jazz

The University of Virginia faculty embodies some of the finest jazz musicians in Virginia. Join us as a few of our faves – John D'earth, Robert Jospé, and Stephanie Nakasian - visit live in the studio to share their talents. They'll be joined by keyboard master Hod O'Brien. You won't want to miss this one!

Chameleon: the Music of Herbie Hancock
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary & MichaelShelton
Category: 
Jazz

Herbie Hancock the composer has written some of the most beloved and enduring jazz songs in history. There are few jazz fans out there who don't instantly recognize the introduction to Watermelon Man. But Hancock also wrote the beautiful and timeless melody of Maiden Voyage, the soul-jazz classic Cantaloupe Island, the ultra-funky Chameleon, the often-covered jazz standard Dolphin Dance, along with many others. Hancock the pianist is an acknowledged master. From his popular mid-sixties recordings as a leader, to his groundbreaking work in the Miles Davis Quintet and subsequent stint with Miles' electric bands, to his grammy-winning funk projects, to the present day -- Herbie is an established jazz giant and member of the Jazz Hall of Fame. Listen for Hancock classics, rarities and his work as a sideman on both Rhodes and grand piano. Be moved to call in your pledge -- you can dial while dancing!

Dizzy Gillespie
When: 
Wednesday, September 26 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Beeghly
Category: 
Jazz

The enthusiasm with which John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie created music from big band to bebop charted new territory in Jazz. As a trumpeter, teacher and conductor, he played all over the world and was a true ambassador for progressive jazz music in the 1940's, 50's and 60's.

Thursday, September 27Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Thursday, September 27 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Various
Category: 
Jazz

Overnight all-jazz programming.

LaGuardia HS of Music & Art Alumni Jazz Association
When: 
Thursday, September 27 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Jazz

LaGuardia High School of Music & Art Alumni Jazz Association: the seeds sown over the past 70 years have given birth to some of the best Jazz hearts and minds! Bill Charlap ('84), Laura Nyro ('65), Kenny Drew ('46), Omar Hakim ('77), Chuck Israels ('54), Kenny Washington ('76), Pete Chivily ('58), Marilyn Bergman ('45), Eartha Kitt ('48), etc.!

The Duke, The Count and their Small Bands
When: 
Thursday, September 27 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

Taking breaks from leading the two best Big Bands in the world, Ellington and Basie had a ball letting loose with small groups. Like kids in a candy shop!

Nova Bossa Bossa Nova
When: 
Thursday, September 27 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Anne Dunckel
Category: 
Jazz

A show focusing on roots and early Bossa Nova, Anne will show where the music came from, its influences and history, then follow some of its leaders and lesser-knowns to American audiences through its explosion on the global stage.

Golden Age of Blue Note Records
When: 
Thursday, September 27 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Eisenman
Category: 
Jazz

The Juddermeister celebrates the golden age of Blue Note Records and will feature classic '60's bebop, hard bop, and soul jazz - a two-hour feast of Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley and many more.

Nels Cline
When: 
Thursday, September 27 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steve H & Matthew S
Category: 
Jazz

Nels Cline is a guitarist of many colors, shapes, and sizes. You may know him from Wilco - he's the stunt guitarist in the band. You may know him from his work with the Nels Cline Singers, a guitar avant-rock power trio…with no singers. You may know him from one of his many other works - maybe a re-creation of a free jazz piece, work with an alt-country band, or one of his many other collaborative projects. The man follows his own path. Get to know him better on a special edition of Carry the Zero, with Anything-Goes Steve sitting in with Matthew.

The Jazz Side of Béla Fleck
When: 
Thursday, September 27 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones & Lonesome George
Category: 
Jazz

Excerpts from Béla's jazz and fusion works including rare live material along with other artists from Jazz-grass.

LIVE in the Studio: Art Wheeler
When: 
Thursday, September 27 07:00PM
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, we won't find out this year, as Art will be rounding up a virtual who's who of Charlottesville's top shelf musicians for a live session that promises to entertain and delight, and encourage your support for WTJU.

Jazz Rocks
When: 
Thursday, September 27 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ruday Palisades
Category: 
Jazz

Take a break from the jazz-on-jazz world and join Ruday Palisades on an exploration of jazz attempts to take on Rock, Pop, and R&B. We'll look at covers of popular hits from the likes of the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, and Led Zeppelin to the more interesting attempts to cover Yes, Alice In Chains, Beck, and the Beastie Boys.

The First Time
When: 
Thursday, September 27 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Patrick Hayes
Category: 
Jazz

A showcase of recordings that present the first times for famous collaborations, performances, big breaks and more. You'll hear the beginnings of Eric Dolphy with Coltrane, McLaughlin with Miles, and Monk at Monterey. There's a first time for everything.

Friday, September 28Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Friday, September 28 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Various
Category: 
Jazz

Overnight all-jazz programming.

Friday Morning Fun
When: 
Friday, September 28 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Steve Myers
Category: 
Jazz

Jazz favorites from today and yesterday performed by popular artists.

Notable Sidemen
When: 
Friday, September 28 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Jazz

In the back-and-forth of jazz, there's a constant need for new inspiration and folks to fill the gaps. Sidemen (and women) have long brought a fresh take to an established group... often, and sometimes unintentionally, bringing themselves into the spotlight. Bill Evans, Fred Wesley, and Sonny Clark come to mind, but the list keeps growing.

Music From TA's Man Cave
When: 
Friday, September 28 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
TA Anderson
Category: 
Jazz

Local singer and guitarist TA Anderson emerges from his man cave down in Buzzard Hollow with a mitt full of vinyl to entertain you with some of his favorite jazz and blues tunes.

Women In Jazz
When: 
Friday, September 28 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Valerie L'Herrou
Category: 
Jazz

Valerie celebrates the female sides of jazz presentation.

A Gene and Monty Romp!
When: 
Friday, September 28 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

Gene Harris for decades enjoyed great popularity with artists and the public alike, and Monty Alexander just keeps on coming with new surprises! This show will celebrate their soul jazz spirit, and show off some ballad and big band play as well

Peanut Butter and Chocolate: Rock meets Jazz
When: 
Friday, September 28 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka
Category: 
Jazz

Some people still can't forgive Miles Davis for Bitches Brew. If you're one of those, don't listen to this show. You'll be offended. But, if you're one of those, you probably don't listen to WTJU anyway. You listen to WTJU for the diversity and idiosyncrasies of a broad range of musical styles missing from most mainstream jazz programming. As part of the 2012 Jazz Marathon, we'll feature jazz rock pioneers from both sides of the musical divided, from jazz artists like Miles and Joe Zawinul's Weather Report experimenting with a rock backbeat, to rock groups like Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears that incorporate horn arrangements, as well as Frank Zappa and Traffic. And we'll throw in jazzy vocalists such as Van Morrison and Tim Buckley. All for your listening pleasure and your generous donation. WTJU. Where Rock and Jazz Live.

LIVE in the Studio: Ivan Appelrouth Trio
When: 
Friday, September 28 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Rum Cove
Category: 
Jazz

The Rum Cove presents Richmond blues guitarist Ivan Appelrouth for your Friday night blues pleasure. Joining Ivan on his first live performance on WTJU is Steve Riggs on bass and Paul Hammond on drums.

Too Many Drivers at the Wheel
When: 
Friday, September 28 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Welch
Category: 
Jazz

Blues songs about various forms of transportation: Cars, trains, buses, airplanes, motorcycles, even spacecraft. Peter Welch, host of Nothin' But the Blues, chauffeurs you through some classic blues songs.

Jack Bruce - Bass-ic Fusion
When: 
Friday, September 28 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Best known as one-third of Cream, bassist extraordinaire Jack Bruce helped to forge the path to fusion through progressive blues extensions with Eric Clapton, amped up jazz forays with former Miles Davis drummer Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, Dave Liebman and various collaborations with Kip Hanrahan, Carla Bley, and numerous progressive rock musicians. Join Professor Bebop on a kaleidoscopic swing through the borderline between jazz and progressive rock.

Saturday, September 29Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Saturday, September 29 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Various
Category: 
Jazz

Overnight all-jazz programming.

Kansas City Jazz
When: 
Saturday, September 29 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paul Josey
Category: 
Jazz

Join Paul for some Kansas City Jazz from the 20s and 30s featuring Lester Young, Mary Lou Williams, Count Basie, Andy Kirk, and many others.

SwingTime
When: 
Saturday, September 29 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Jazz

An "old time jazz show" featuring all the great bands from the 1920s & 1930s and maybe the forties including the music of Glenn Miller, the Dorseys, Goodman and Shaw... Paul Whiteman, Ben Pollack and Ted Lewis. A lively and syncopated two-hour extravaganza that should not be missed.

The Gypsy Jazz Show
When: 
Saturday, September 29 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rick Olivarez & Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Jazz

Host Terry Carpenter is joined by the local grand master of gypsy jazz performance, Rick Olivarez. Rick brings his guitar and music into the station for an educational and enlightening exploration of the genre from Django Reinhardt to Biréli Lagrène, and many more.

Giant Steps - A John Coltrane Retrospective
When: 
Saturday, September 29 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sean Grzegorczyk
Category: 
Jazz

A pioneer of Hard Bop and the free jazz movement, deeply spiritual and visceral in his approach to music, John Coltrane was the paradigm of the searching artist. Giant Steps celebrates the genius of Coltrane and features music from his days as a sideman with the Miles Davis Quintet, his collaborations with Monk, his sessions as a leader with Atlantic records and the classic quartet.

Pipes
When: 
Saturday, September 29 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Professor Bebop will celebrate the history of vocal jazz from the Mills Brothers to Bobby McFerrin, with generous side trips provided by Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, Babs Gonzales, Slim Gaillard and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Amazing vocal improvisations that will make your body shiver and your mind rejoice.

Home Before Daylight
When: 
Saturday, September 29 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Tetzeli
Category: 
Jazz

Bob Weir once described the Grateful Dead as "jazz in a rock format." Join Bill Tetzeli for a look back at the jazz threads weaving into, through and out of the most bootlegged band in history. From blues to R&B, cool jazz to hot soul, you'll hear the music that fed Jerry's guitar. Don't forget those twenty bills.

LIVE in the Studio: Acme Swing Mfg. Co
When: 
Saturday, September 29 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Koli Cutler
Category: 
Jazz

Reproducing the spirit of the speakeasy but not stuck in that “retro-novelty” niche, Acme slays you with originals, sprinkles in Blues, Bop, Latin and Cool, as well as giving their own spin on vintage tunes. Come join in on this live performance as they jingle the cup for their favorite radio station.

Afro-beat
When: 
Saturday, September 29 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Koli Cutler
Category: 
Jazz

Koli explores the Afro-beat grooves from the earliest Fela Kuti of the 1960's to the newest recordings of Antibalas. Hear the tasty influences of artists such as E.T. Mensah, Victor Olaiya,  Hugh Masakela, and legacy afro-beat bands including Fela Kuti's sons Femi, Seun, and Canada's Mr. Something Something. Definitely a little something something for everyone in this show.

Early 1950s Sax/Pop/Jazz/Rock Influence
When: 
Saturday, September 29 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
P.K. McPhee
Category: 
Jazz

Put on your bling and listen to that sax and horn sing. You're sure to become addicted to 1950’s Sax/Pop/Jazzed-Up Rock that will make you swing from the inside out! From Les Cooper & The Soul Rockers to The Diamonds, from Little Richard to Dee Dee Sharp ~ tracks with sax, tracks jazzed-up with rockin/pop from across the tracks ~ unforgettable to American jazz/pop culture ~ filled with grooving & soothing up-lifting get-down sounds!

Sunday, September 30Back to Top
Jazz Overnight
When: 
Sunday, September 30 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Various
Category: 
Jazz

Overnight all-jazz programming.

Jazz Piano Masters
When: 
Sunday, September 30 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Deborah Murray
Category: 
Jazz

Tune in to hear the music of Oscar Peterson, the man Duke Ellington called the “maharaja of the keyboard,” and Art Tatum, his idol, and arguably the greatest jazz pianist who ever lived. Let the listener decide!

Soulful Gospel
When: 
Sunday, September 30 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca
Category: 
Jazz

Inspired voices singing about the great good news. Many stars like Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke got their start in Gospel music. Others like Mahalia Jackson and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama started and stayed with Gospel. Gospel artists like the Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Gospel Hummingbirds grew and changed as they picked up popular sounds of soul and even Funk, always staying with the spiritual message. Plan to be moved and inspired by sounds of Soulful Gospel!

Bird Lives
When: 
Sunday, September 30 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
JazzCzar
Category: 
Jazz

The genius of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker-- Along with contemporaries Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell, "Bird" is considered one of the founders of bebop as well as arguably the greatest alto saxophonist of all time. The JazzCzar will air such great bebop compositions of Bird's as "Anthropology," "Ornithology," "Scrapple from the Apple," and "Ko Ko," along with such blues numbers as "Now's the Time" and "Parker's Mood". Additionally, we'll hear his collaborations with Diz on such songs as "Groovin' High," "Dizzy Atmosphere," "Shaw 'Nuff," "Salt Peanuts," and "Hot House." Tune in and call in your financial support to 434-924-3959.

Live In San Francisco
When: 
Sunday, September 30 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

Some of the greatest live sets have come from legendary clubs in the City By The Bay - the Black Hawk, the Keystone Korner and, more recently, Yoshi's. Join us for live recordings from Monk, Miles, Bill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Mulgrew Miller, McCoy Tyner, Pat Martino and many others as we travel west to SFCA.

Jazz American
When: 
Sunday, September 30 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jus Joe
Category: 
Jazz

It's been twelve years since Ken Burns gave American Jazz a commercially successful documentary. We look back at the recording artists that he covered for that exhaustive study and dig out newly found and re-mastered classic jams from these artists, many of them playing together in the spontaneous splendor that makes improvisational jazz one of WTJU listeners' favorite genres. Join Jus Joe for the crisp sounds of legendary artists like Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane and many more.

The Mississippi Saxophone
When: 
Sunday, September 30 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Dusty serves up two hours of the finest blowers of the blues harmonica from downtown Chicago's Little Water Jacobs and Paul Butterfield to the west coast swing style of James Harman and Rick Estrin.

LIVE in the Studio: Chapman Stick Jazz with Greg Howard
When: 
Sunday, September 30 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Greg Howard & Gary
Category: 
Jazz

Live performance and recordings by Greg Howard and other Chapman Stick players. American music on one of the few truly American instruments.

String Tension
When: 
Sunday, September 30 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Jazz

If it's got strings it probably swings! Tune in to hear the heights to which even the simplest of stringed instruments have soared during this final 2012 Jazz Marathon presentation!

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