• New Blues News – 1/17/2017

    New Blues News – 1/17/2017 Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed (Provogue): This new disc is Ronnie Baker Brooks’ first for Provogue and it seems that it is the realization of his recording goal of the past twenty years: “My whole intention, when I started with “Golddigger” (1998) and up through this one, was […]

  • Romancing the Viola – Haken performs his works

    This is a great time for classical music. It’s not only post-tonal, but it’s post-atonal as well. Composers don’t have to worry about sounding new-fangled or old-fashioned. They just have to create music that’s worth listening to. That thought came to me as I listened to this recording. Rudolf Haken’s musical language is just a […]

  • “Soup! There It Is” cook off to benefit WTJU

    Join WTJU for our first-ever soup cook-off fundraiser! Sunday, February 26 at 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Fry’s Spring Beach Club 2512 Jefferson Park Ave in Charlottesville It’s kinda like the chili cook-offs you know about, but with a twist. Your ticket supports excellent community radio and gets you: 1) Tastings of all the soups […]

  • Taarka stop by WTJU, Jan 20

    Described by San Francisco Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Colorado quartet Taarka will stop by the WTJU studios this Friday afternoon, at 4 (est) for a live performance in our lounge.  Later that evening, they will put on a concert at C’Ville Coffee presented by The Prism Coffeehouse in partnership […]

  • Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU Present Hungarian Pianist Daniel Szabo

    On Saturday, January 21, 2017, WTJU is pleased to join the Charlottesville Jazz Society in presenting Hungarian pianist Daniel Szabo in concert, with Robert Jospe on drums and Pete Spaar on bass. This event, to be held at The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist, is also made possible in part with support from the […]

  • Professor Bebop’s Final Friday Night Show – Jan 13

    For nearly 40 years, Professor Bebop has helped kick off the weekend with a generous helping of groovy Rhythm and Blues. Tonight, from 11pm-1am, catch his final Friday night show. Catch the Show Live Dave Rogers, aka Professor Bebop, has been combining wit, deep research, and a true love of musical expression into his iconic show […]

  • Bernard Cuiller plays William Byrd

    Pescodd Time is part of Alpha Classic’s ongoing reissue series of significant early music recordings. The disc was the first recorded by harpsichordist and conductor Bertrand Cuiller and showcases his love of English renaissance music — particularly that of William Byrd. I don’t have the original release, so I can’t say if it’s been remastered. […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 1/11/2017

    New Jazz Adds – 1/11/2017 Cannonball Adderley – Cannonball Plays Zawinul (Capitol Jazz): This collection is a wonder! As you can see from the title, the songs are all Joe Zawinul compositions performed by the group between 1965 and 1971. The group includes Zawinul (piano, Rhodes); Cannonball Adderley (alto, soprano sax); Nat Adderley (cornet); Victor […]