TUNE IN! Jazz Marathon celebrates a century of great jazz & blues: Sept 25 – Oct 1

A century after the first jazz recording, jazz and blues continue to bring originality, spontaneity, and improvisation. Every rendition of a song is new and different.

From September 25 through October 1, WTJU’s 2017 Jazz Marathon celebrates 100 years of original, spontaneous jazz and blues! DONATE TODAY!

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The “Jazz at 100” week of special programs will mark several centennial anniversaries – including the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording.

We’re also celebrating the 100th birthdays of seminal figures in jazz and blues: Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lee Hooker, and more – all of whom were born in 1917, the same year as the first jazz recording. WTU’s Jazz Marathon will dive deeply into the work of each of these artists with shows dedicated to their music.

This year’s Jazz Marathon also features a bevy of live performances by local and national touring artists, including:

  • Cool Blue Quartet
  • Jon Spear Band
  • The Mike Rosensky & Jeff Decker Quartet
  • Charlottesville Guitar Summit
  • Tim May & Steve Smith
  • Cherry Red

Several of those performances will broadcast live from Fellini’s in downtown Charlottesville.

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