• Jazz at 100 Hour 8: Bix and the Boys

    In the last hour we heard the most important jazz recordings of the 1920s – the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens led by cornetist Louis Armstrong. Perhaps the other most influential cornet player of the era was a young white player from Davenport Iowa, Bix Beiderbecke. In this hour we will listen to his music […]

  • Mama’s Black Sheep & Christine Havrilla on Wild Women & Friends April 20

    Catch Baltimore Based Mama’s Black Sheep and Philadelphia based Christine Havrilla in the Lambeth Lounge on Thursday, April 20th, at 11 am (edt) for a free hour long concert.  350 Emmet St N, Charlottesville on ye olde GPS will get you to the large lot (do NOT use Lambeth Lane or Google Maps). WTJU is […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 7: Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Hot Sevens

    In the past two hours, we’ve heard the music of the newly conceived jazz orchestras of New York and the Harlem-style or “Stride” pianists. We touched on Louis Armstrong’s contributions to the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra and the invention of the big band soloist. In this hour, we return with Louis Armstrong to Chicago and listen […]

  • New Blues News – 3/31/2017

    New Blues News – 3/31/2017 Vanessa Collier – Meeting My Shadow (Ruf): Singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Vanessa Collier has really been busy since her first release! She toured both in the the US and abroad; she’s signed with Ruf Records (which guarantees excellent distribution); she teaches and adjudicates solo and ensemble performances and donates her time in schools; […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 3/31/2017

    New Jazz Adds – 3/31/2017 Patrick Arthur, Dana Fitzsimons, Chris Otts – The Cheap 3nsemble (Self-produced): This new group describes its music as “inspired by the famous Paul Motian Trio, playing ambient and exploratory jazz….” The trio includes Patrick Arthur (guitar), Dana Fitzsimons (drums) and Chris Otts (tenor sax) and they blend an ambient approach […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 6: Up in Harlem – Stride

    In the last hour, we listened to several of the bands associated with New York, with an emphasis on the new large ensemble form, the jazz orchestra. In this hour we’ll stick with New York, but focus in on the piano music of Harlem – “Stride.” We are joined in this hour by Art Wheeler, […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 3/27/2017

    New Jazz Adds – 3/27/2017 Billy Childs – Rebirth (Mack Avenue): Composer/pianist Billy Childs has an amazing list of accomplishments whether from composing, arranging or performing with musicians from a truly broad spectrum of styles. He looked forward to this recording as one in which he would work in a new setting, both in terms […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 3/21/2017

    New Blues & Soul News – 3/21/2017 New Blues: Terry Davidson & The Gears – Transmission (Bangshift): Singer/songwriter/guitarist Terry Davidson is a mid-western blues rocker who mixes blues, rock and a little soul and dares his audience not to dance. This is a solid roadhouse band determined to let the good times roll. In addition […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 5: Up in Harlem – The Bands

    In the last hour, we explored the jazz of King Oliver’s Chicago in the 1920s, and heard from The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, clarinetists Jimmy Noone and Johnny Dodds, pianists Earl Hines and Lovie Austin, cornetist Freddie Keppard and trumpeter Jabbo Smith. Now we move to the other emerging center of the music, New York. […]