• WTJU Celebrates Fat Tuesday at IX Art Park, Feb 28

    Coming up February the 28th, aka Fat Tuesday, from 7-10 pm, WTJU presents the live sounds of Eli Cook, Joe Lawlor, Andy Waldeck, Nate Brown and Kristen Rae Bowden.  There will be cajun food and all sorts of beverages available.  It all takes place at IX Art Park, located at 522 2nd St SE in […]

  • Barbara Harbach – Portraits in Sound

    This volume brings listeners up to date with Barbara Harbach’s symphonic output. It features symphonies No. 7-10, composed between 2014 and 2015. Harbach is an economical symphonist — the works are uniformly short, focused, and efficiently orchestrated. All four symphonies follow a straight-forward 3-movement fast-slow-fast structure. Yet with all these constraints, Harbach shows a great deal […]

  • New Blues News – 2/21/2017

    New Blues News – 2/21/2017 John Ginty featuring Aster Pheonyx – Rockers (American Showplace Music): John Ginty (composer, organ, piano, melodica, percussion) has a new disc and continues to stretch his blues rock mixture with some jazzy touches and new lead singer / guitarist, Aster Pheonyx. She has a purr and a growl that match […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 2/21/2017

    New Jazz Adds – 2/21/2017 John Abercrombie Quartet – Up and Coming (ECM): Here’s another gem from guitarist John Abercrombie and colleagues, featuring five Abercrombie originals, two from pianist Marc Copland and Miles Davis’ “Nardis”. Drew Gress (bass) and Joey Baron (drums) are the rhythm section. The music flows beautifully throughout the disc, at times […]

  • Italian Lute Virtuosi of the Renaissance – Jakob Lindberg

    There’s an art to putting a release together, especially one for a solo instrument. With only one instrumental timbre, the tracks can blend together into an uninteresting blur. But change up styles too much, and the album can sound disjointed. Lutenist Jakob Lindberg is a past master of program sequencing, and his latest album Italian […]

  • Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards on WTJU, Feb 25

    Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, in town for a concert at The Front Porch the previous night (details), will stick around for a LIVE session out in WTJU’s lounge this Saturday morning at 9 (est).  Come on out and be part of the studio audience! Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision […]

  • Jazz at 100: Celebrating 100 years of Recorded Jazz

    On February 26, 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz recording. Over the next 100 years, the music of jazz has brought forth transcendent leaps of creativity and staggering virtuosity. To celebrate this anniversary, WTJU is telling that story in its radio series – Jazz at 100. Jazz at 100 is the […]

  • Tasmin Little & Roxanna Panufnik – Four World Seasons

    It’s an interesting program, coupling Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with Roxanna Panufnik’s modern take on the same subject. And it’s one that works very well. The connective thread is the talent of violinist Tasmin Little. Little’s performance of the “Four Seasons” with the BBC Symphony Orchestra is a spirited one. Her solo work is beautifully crafted […]

  • Spotify Playlists – 2/8 – 2/14

    Soulful Situation – 2/13/17 Hosted by Rum Cove From the Dixie-fried sounds of the Southern soul centers of Muscle Shoals, Memphis, New Orleans and Shreveport to the Uptown Rhythm and Blues shots from the Northern cities of Chicago, Detroit, New York and Philadelphia, Rum Cove puts you in a Situation that is Sooo Soulful! Soulful […]