• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jazz at 100: 1. Jazz Comes to Records – First Jazz Recordings and Precedents

    For all past episodes, visit: Jazz at 100 1. Jazz Comes to Records – First Jazz Recordings and Precedents In early 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz recording. Over the next 100 years we have heard transcendent leaps of creativity and staggering virtuosity; we have experienced the music of crushing pain, […]

  • New Blues & Gospel News – 2/13/2017

    New Blues News – 2/13/2017 Elvin Bishop – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator): Hey, you all! It’s ole country-side Elvin coming your way with a bunch of original tunes, some co-written with his buddies and some ole time songs by Sunnyland Slim, Lightnin’ Hopkins and even the Womack Brothers! And right from the beginning, […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 2/13/2017

    New Jazz Adds – 2/13/2017 Erik Applegate – Two’s Company (Artist Alliance): Bassist/composer/songwriter Erik Applegate keeps a busy and diverse schedule. “Current projects include recording and touring with Born To Wander (an indie jazz & Americana band) and the Dana Landry Trio & Quartet, composing a jazz opera based in part on events surrounding pianist […]

  • Randy Johnston digs into the Houston Person Concert, Feb 17

    Jazz guitarist Randy Johnston will stop by WTJU on Friday morning, February 17, to chat about being part of the Houston Person concert that Saturday evening, February 18, at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Johnston’s band, Randy Johnston 3, will be the band for the legendary tenor saxophonist Houston.  WTJU proudly joins the […]

  • Randy Johnston’s Shockwave Celebration, Feb 3

    Guitarist Randy Johnston will stop by WTJU this Friday morning, February 3, to celebrate the release of his new album, Shockwave. Local guitarist / singer Randy Johnston has released 12 albums as a leader and has appeared on dozens of recordings with other top recording artists. He has toured and played with some of the […]