Mon Sep 25

6am Miles Davis Musings jazz
Hosted by Jack Patton-Smith

Kick off your morning with Miles Davis. All Miles, all morning. We’ll start off cool and bop our way to 9am. We’ll hear his classics and check out some lesser known pieces from his vast catalogue. What could be better than some Miles in your morning?

9am Celebrating 100: Tadd Dameron jazz
Hosted by Steve Harris

Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was an American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon called him the "romanticist" of the bop movement, while reviewer Scott Yanow wrote that Dameron was the "definitive arranger/composer of the bop era." Join us as we explore all things Dameron.

12pm Sixty Years of Stax Records jazz
Hosted by Rum Cove

WTJU is not the only organization celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. The Rum Cove will feature two hours of music by Stax Records out of Memphis Tennessee. The people that gave us Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Rufus Thomas, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and the Black Moses.

2pm Music of the Big Bands jazz
Hosted by Brad Sayler

Ride the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Put on a String of Pearls. Stroll along to a Moonlight Serenade. Tune in for the best music the big bands have to offer, from Glen Miller to Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey to Duke Ellington, and Sing Sing Sing!

4pm 100 Years From Today: Centennial Songs of 1917 jazz
Hosted by Johnny Bishop and Matt Kelley

The best songs written in 1917: how they sounded when they were originally recorded, and how they have been reinterpreted in the 100 years since.

7pm LIVE at Open Grounds: Cool Blue Quartet jazz
Hosted by Gary Funston

The new outstanding Albemarle High School student jazz ensemble Cool Blue Quartet led by Terry Allard's son Will Evans on trumpet, David Sun on piano, Elise Underwood on bass and vocals, and Ben Eisenberg on drums. There is a bright future for modern jazz watching these high school students perform.

8pm Jazz at 100, ECM at 50 jazz
Hosted by Sean and Steve Huff

ECM consistently wins awards for being one of the most influential jazz labels. Some of the musicians - Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny - are still quite active on the scene, but there are many new artists as well. We’ll feature both during this segment of the marathon.

10pm The Funky Drummer jazz
Hosted by Darby Wootten

Give the drummer some love… we'll cover drummers from Buddy Rich to Dennis Chambers.

Tue Sep 26

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

Rebroadcast of previously aired editions of Russell Perry's Jazz at 100 series documenting the history of recorded jazz.

6am Chick Corea jazz
Hosted by Tim Beeghly

As a musician, composer and leader of many musical styles, Chick Corea has influenced what jazz is for 50 years. From his association with Miles Davis and John McLaughlin with free jazz to Larry Coryell and electric jazz fusion to his best-known band Return to Forever, Chick Corea has never been content to rest on his laurels. He has been a master with other musicians. Join Tim Beeghly as he celebrates Chick Corea and his life in music.

9am Celebrating 100: John Lee Hooker jazz
Hosted by Professor Bebop and Bill Robertson

The Boogieman turns 100 this year and the Professor and Bill serve up enough to satisfy the urge.

12pm The Blues According to Bonnie Raitt jazz
Hosted by Rebecca and Eileen

Bonnie Raitt learned from some of the greatest blues musicians: Sippie Wallace, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Minnie, Fred McDowell and Big Mama Thornton. Her blues are rich with emotion and skillful slide guitar. We’ll listen to some of her earliest solo blues songs and follow her career through many years of blues duets and her own compositions.

2pm 100 Year Birthdays jazz
Hosted by Brian Keena

We're celebrating 100 year birthdays and Brian will focus on the artists that didn't get their own special marathon show, such as Buddy Rich, Dave Lambert, Lena Horne, and Mongo Santamaria among others.

4pm Diverse Universe jazz
Hosted by Art Wheeler and The Juddermeister

Professor Art Wheeler guest hosts a show to explain the diversity in the universe while showcasing his new release and interesting connections. For a donation to your favorite radio station he will sign and send you his new disc.

7pm LIVE: Jon Spear Band jazz
Hosted by Gary Funston

The hard driving blues returns to the airwaves with The Jon Spear Band for an hour-long concert featuring new tunes from their brand new release Hot Sauce. The band's members are Jon Spear (guitar and vocals), Andy Burdetsky (bass), John Stubblefield (drums), and Dara James (lead vocals and guitar, plus harmonica).

8pm St. Louis: From Rags to BAG jazz
Hosted by Joel B.

A history of music from St. Louis, from the Scott Joplin rags to the BAG (Black Artist's Group) artists of the late 60's and early 70s. The members of BAG, inspired by the formation of artistic collectives around the country, particularly Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), fused ideas of artistic modernism with the local experience of blacks, Afrocentric ways of viewing art, and traditional forms of blues, jazz and narrative expression with social activism and a communal focus. The collective included Oliver Lake, Hamiet Bluiett, and Julius Hemphill. There will be others from the gateway city, such as Clark Terry, Grant Green, Lester Bowie, Miles Davis, and many more.

10pm PBR&B jazz
Hosted by Jay Hertel

Mix one part white guys singing soul, funk and R&B with a generous dose of hipsters’ affinity for a classic Milwaukee lager and you have PBR&B. We’ll feature contemporary artists like St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Nathaniel Ratliff & the Night Sweats, JJ Grey & Mofro, and many more that are pushing this timeless musical genre to a coveted demographic. Pledges to support WTJU will be generously accepted (PBR must be purchased separately).

Wed Sep 27

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

Rebroadcast of previously aired editions of Russell Perry's Jazz at 100 series documenting the history of recorded jazz.

6am Prime Time Jazz jazz
Hosted by Ralph Graves

In the first three decades of television, jazz was the epitome of cool. We'll go from the sophisticated charts of Henry Mancini in "Peter Gunn," through the West Coast sound of "Johnny Staccato," through Lalo Shifrin's swinging "Mannix" theme. We'll also feature jazz scores by Quincy Jones, Jerry Goldsmith, Count Basie, Shorty Rogers, and more! 

9am Celebrating 100: Ella Fitzgerald and Her Children jazz
Hosted by Stephanie Nakasian and Brad Sayler

Ella at 100. A century after her birth, Ella Fitzgerald still reigns supreme. Her vocal control, musicianship, and charisma position her as one of Jazz's greatest singers of all time. Tune in and get blown away by the First Lady of Song.

12pm Remembering Hod O’Brien jazz
Hosted by John Simonette and John Jensen

In 2016, with the passing of Hod O’Brien, the jazz world lost another bebop giant and WTJU lost a dear friend. This humble salute to Hod will feature selections from his many recordings. Also, our program will include some of Hod’s influences: Barry Harris, Dave McKenna and, of course, Bud Powell.

2pm Celebrating 100: Dean Martin: The “King of Cool" jazz
Hosted by Sally Morgan

Dean Martin croons his way into our Jazz at 100 celebration! Relive a FAMOUS singing career with his many popular hits and as a star of the INFAMOUS Rat Pack years with Sinatra, Bishop, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Dino’s memories will jog your memories of signature songs you thought you’d never hear again!

4pm The Richmond Jazz Society Presents Virginia Jazz jazz
Hosted by B. J. Brown and The Juddermeister

The executive director B. J. Brown will provide us a musicial showcase of the Richmond Jazz Society's new exhibit "Virginia Jazz: The Early Years" at the Valentine Museum, which will be on display through April 2018. The exhibit features over thirty individuals from Virginia who have made a significant impact on jazz nationally. Tune in and find out what we'll play.

7pm LIVE: The Mike Rosensky & Jeff Decker Quartet jazz
Hosted by Brian Keena

Saxophonist Jeff Decker and guitarist Mike Rosensky bring their long-running Wednesday night stand at Miller's to the airwaves of the jazz marathon before heading down to their gig downtown.

8pm John McLaughlin: 6 Strings of Fire jazz
Hosted by Gary

Now 75 years old, John McLaughlin, arguably the most influential jazz guitarist of his generation, has announced his last tour. In honor of his long and varied career, Gary will present a retrospective of his music, both as a leader and band member. From his first album, Extrapolation, recorded in London with British band mates, through his stint with Miles Davis including an appearance on Bitch's Brew (with a Davis composition named after him) to his first band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and beyond, all aspects of his amazing career will be explored. Pledgers may request selections from Shakti, McLaughlin's collaborations with Carlos Santana, Al Dimeola and Paco DeLucia, Tony Williams' Lifetime, and countless others. Expect to hear commentary from various local guitarists as well.

10pm Alice Coltrane's Spiritual Journey jazz
Hosted by Baconfat and steev vee

Join Baconfat and steev vee for a celebration of the life and music of Alice Coltrane, who would have turned 80 in August. We'll sample her cosmic works for the Impulse! and Warner Bros. labels, and dig into recently unearthed spiritual recordings made at her ashram in the 1980s and 1990s. Thrill to the sounds of her holy harp, piano, synthesizer, and voice as we attempt to enter Turiya. 

Thu Sep 28

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

Rebroadcast of previously aired editions of Russell Perry's Jazz at 100 series documenting the history of recorded jazz.

6am Sixty is the New Sexy jazz
Hosted by Louise Largiader and Sandy Snyder

As WTJU celebrates its 60th anniversary, we are showcasing Wild Women (and friends) who recorded when in their 60's, such as Ida, Aretha, Ella, Bonnie, Sippie, Marcia, and more!  Tune in to hear the great music WTJU is known for, proving that Sixty is the New Sexy!

9am Celebrating 100: Thelonious Monk jazz
Hosted by Steve Huff

Thelonious Sphere Monk would have had his 100th birthday this year. He was present at the beginning of bop but then went his own ways. We’ll pack as much Monk into this marathon show as possible, featuring both well known and obscure tunes by the master along, with some contemporary covers.

12pm Sun Records' Blues: Sam Phillips' Blues jazz
Hosted by Lonesome George

Sam Phillips founded Sun Records in March of 1952. Sun is now better known for launching the careers of notable Rock ‘n Roll and Country stars like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and many others, as well as creating the popular Rockabilly genre of the 1950’s which remains influential today. But the label originally featured almost exclusively black blues musicians, mostly from Memphis and surrounding areas. The style was raw and raucous, and we’ll sample that sound on Sun Records'/Sam Phillips' Blues.

2pm The Great Un American Song Book jazz
Hosted by Daniel Chaldekas

Songs that celebrate places outside the USA -- "St. Thomas," "Parisian Thoroughfare," "Corcovado," etc.

4pm Professah Blues and Professor Bebop Play Blues Favs, Raves and Other Essentials jazz
Hosted by Professah Blues and Professor Bebop

Professah Blues and Professor Bebop, two of the best voices on radio, partner up to provide their favorite blues, raves and other essentials. This is one you do not want to miss.

7pm LIVE: Cville Guitar Summit jazz
Hosted by Brian Keena

Five local axemen present their wares, including Randy Johnston, Jamal Millner, Rick Olivarez, Ian Gilliam, and Charlie Pastorfield... with a rhythm section that includes Jonah Kane-West on organ and Robert Jospe on drums.

8pm Black Saint Records jazz
Hosted by David Moltz

An avant-garde jazz label established in Italy in 1975. Its legendary catalog included more than 190 albums from artists such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Lester Bowie, Anthony Braxton, Don Pullen, Oliver Lake, Frank Lowe, and more.

10pm Females in Congress - Females in Funk jazz
Hosted by Jason Levy

Less than a week after the first jazz recording and three years before the 19th Amendment, the first Congresswoman took office in our nation’s capital. Join Groove Tube host Jason Levy as he salutes Jeanette Rankin and the 100th year anniversary of her taking office with female artists who have brought funk music to new heights, such as Chaka Khan, Sharon Jones, and Mavis Staples.

Fri Sep 29

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

Rebroadcast of previously aired editions of Russell Perry's Jazz at 100 series documenting the history of recorded jazz.

6am MAX SAXES jazz
Hosted by Tim Snider 

Of all the instruments traditionally used in jazz, only the saxophone is a family of instruments from soprano to baritone.  Hear all of them, both individually and in ensembles, in this special Jazz Marathon tribute to the invention of Adolphe Sax.

9am Celebrating 100: Billy Strayhorn, Composer jazz
Hosted by Rus Perry and Brian Keena

Jazz at 100 this week features the compositions of Duke Ellington’s long-time collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, who would be 102 this year. Ellington said of Strayhorn, "my brainwaves in his head, and his in mine."  Rus Perry and Brian Keena present this expanded Marathon edition of our signature series featuring Strayhorn's collaborations with Duke and his lasting legacy (Take the “A” Train, Satin Doll, Lush Life) as interpreted by the jazz masters.

12pm Life After Django jazz
Hosted by Rick Olivarez

Join local guitarist Rick Olivarez as he focuses on musicians that were/ are influenced by Django Reinhardt but managed to create their own thing.

2pm The Crescent City Trio: Stanton Moore, David Torkanowsky & James Singleton jazz
Hosted by Marilyn Wright and The Juddermeister

These three musicians play together on a weekly gig at Snug Harbor on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. The leader Stanton Moore is one of the city's best drummers (who funks it up with his band Galactic). He plays along with piano professor David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton from the jazz ensemble Astral Project. Marilyn and the Juddermeister will sample their work as a trio and individually in other settings. Join them for a funky good time!

4pm String Jazz jazz
Hosted by Pete with Steve Smith and Tim May

The boundaries between different genres of music are constantly being blurred by artists who refuse to 'paint between the lines.' Sunset Road's Pete explores those folks bending the lines, with a heavy focus on string band artists playing jazz, and featuring a live guest appearance by mandolinist Steve Smith and guitarist Tim May, who will play a Prism Coffeehouse concert later in the evening.

6pm Soul Jazz jazz
Hosted by Shea Butter

When Jazz went to church, or maybe it's the other way around. A smattering of stuff, including: Cannonball Adderly, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Ray Charles, Dorothy Ashby, Charles Earland, and more.

8pm Please Send Me Someone To Love: The Songs of Percy Mayfield jazz
Hosted by Peter Welch

Percy Mayfield was of the greatest songwriters of the blues or any genre, and he was a great vocal stylist as well. His songs have timeless themes and have been covered by hundreds of artists to this day. Join Peter Welch for a sampling of some of Mayfield’s classics and some great cover versions.

10pm Cadillac Attack jazz
Hosted by Dave Donahue

The King’s preferred ride, more songs have mentioned Cadillacs than any other car brand in history. Join us for a very special episode of The Kitchen Sink, where we take a long, cool, smooth tide into automotive history with "Cadillac Attack.”

Sat Sep 30

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

Rebroadcast of previously aired editions of Russell Perry's Jazz at 100 series documenting the history of recorded jazz.

6am Blues Women from Before the War: Come on Mama, Do That Song jazz
Hosted by Terry Carpenter

In the 1920's and 1930's you could hear women singing the blues from the Pool Halls to the Vaudeville Stage as well as the Bordellos. We all know Ma Rainey, Memphis Minnie, or Bessie Smith, but what about Lil Johnson, Mary Straine, Virginia Liston, Leola Manning, Irene Scruggs or Viola McCoy? Tune to the hear the woman Do That Song.

8am Vocal Voices jazz
Hosted by Dusty Garwood

Jazz and pop singers of the 50's and 60's including such singers as Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and many others.

10am Celebrating 100: Jo Stafford jazz
Hosted by Louise Largiader and Charles Peale

Louise and Charles celebrate Jo Stafford's 100th birthday! A technically gifted singer with perfect pitch, Jo joined the Pied Pipers at age 17, and was soon a part of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. We will follow her career during the 1940's and 1950's, playing plenty of her hits as well as a few "alias" songs from Darlene Edwards and Cinderella G. Stump.

12pm Sweet Sensation: The Rock Steady Harmony Groups jazz
Hosted by Goldfinger

American soul music was heavy with voices in harmony in the 60s-70s... and Jamaica was listening. And learning. And adapting. With a Rock Steady Beat. Melodians. Gaylads. Techniques/Uniques. Paragons. Tennors. Righteous Flames. And many many more. Throw some coins in the gutiar case for Top Ranking Jazz music.

2pm Local Jazz and Blues Heroes jazz
Hosted by Lori Sallade

We take a look at local jazz artists including Bob Bennetta, Corey Harris, Robert Jospe, the Red Hot Smoothies, and many more.

4pm Jazz and Social Protest jazz
Hosted by David Soyka

Protest music as a genre is usually associated with folkies—but it shouldn’t be a surprise that an art form with origins in the African-American experience should also have a rich history of social commentary. Think Billie Holiday and Strange Fruit, Nina Simone and Mississippi Goddam, Gil-Scott Heron and The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Max Roach’s Triptych and Fables of Faubus from Charles Mingus, Terrance Blanchard’s A Tale of God’s Will about Hurricane Katrina, and Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra. Join the protest against boring and non-committal music and contribute to the 2017 Jazz Marathon as we rage against the machine.

6pm Remembering Fela Kuti jazz
Hosted by Thomas Sobolik

In the 20th year since his passing, we look back upon Fela Kuti, one of the 20th century's great revolutionary figures. Kuti's music, a great cultural stew infusing West African highlife and folk music with jazz, funk, and psych rock, was some of the most compelling, seminal, and inventive of his time. Backgrounded by immense social and political upheaval in his native Nigeria, a country torn apart by the conditions brought on by colonialism, Kuti's work resonates to this day, as daring and irreverent as ever. Through a series of choice recordings from across his career, we explore the life and art of a truly singular artist.

8pm Japanese Jazz: East Meets West jazz
Hosted by Freddie Jin

Not only did Japan accept and embrace American artists at different stages of jazz music, the country has also produced its own highly active local scene since the 50s with a great number of talented players. Most of these names still remain little known compared to their fellows abroad. In this show, Freddie will reveal the exciting history of original music happening in this 'last country on earth that truly cherishes jazz' (Chick Corea).

10pm 21st Century Schizoid Jazz jazz
Hosted by Jack Patton-Smith

Jazz from the past 17 years: from infant to teenager, but no further. This is the stuff your high school band director warned you about. This is the real stuff. Jazz that not only was produced in the 21st century, but sounds like it too. Expect squawks, squeaks, sputs and spazzes. 

Sun Oct 1

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

Rebroadcast of previously aired editions of Russell Perry's Jazz at 100 series documenting the history of recorded jazz.

6am Meeting in the Middle jazz
Hosted by Kyle Chattleton

The wonderful points where classical and jazz music meet.

8am Guitar Evangelists jazz
Hosted by Terry Carpenter

Either from a pulpit, a street corner or a night club stage these evangelists had a secret weapon to catch the sinner's attention, a guitar. Some of these men and women were preachers, others were blues singers trying to make an extra buck in the daytime when the dance halls and speakeasys were closed. Quite a few were blind and this would have been their only method of feeding themselves. But they all were able to play the guitar and reach a wider audience than they could have on the strength of their voice alone. So join us for two hours of gospel music of Reverend Charlie Jackson, Sister O. M. Terrell, Blind Benny Paris, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and many more.

10am Jazz Guitar jazz
Hosted by JazzCzar

Jazz Guitar of John Scofield, Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny.  Favorite tracks of these great modern guitarists.

12pm Celebrating 100: Dizzy Gillespie and the Creation of Afro-Cuban Jazz jazz
Hosted by Rus Perry and Professor Bebop

To celebrate Dizzy Gillespie, who would be 100 years old this year, Rus Perry and Professor Bebop will explore the cross-cultural beats and rhythms that Dizzy, Chano Pozo, Machito and Mario Bauza fused into Afro-Cuban Jazz in the 1940s, leading to a plethora of Latin Jazz and Salsa in the years to come.

2pm Musical Birthdays of the Week jazz
Hosted by Jus Joe

A musical artist birthday review... from John Coltrane and Jon-Luc Ponty to Roy Buchanan and Bud Powell. From Albert Coolins to Dave Holland, we celebrate horns, strings, and piano players for a joyous Sunday afternoon of fine tunes.

4pm Nerd Jazz jazz
Hosted by Lewis Reining

Over the past couple decades, cartoons and video games have hidden some incredible music. We'll pull back the veil and listen to big band Swing, Acid Jazz, the Blues, and more as we hear both covers and originals from popular anime and video games. From shows like Cowboy Bebop to games like Persona 5, we'll explore the musical world of the modern nerd.

7pm Live at Open Grounds: Cherry Red jazz
Hosted by Rum Cove

The new Rolling Stones cover band led by father-son duo Stephen and Nick Pollock will bring the band to the airwaves here at WTJU for an interesting listening session where they will perform songs that were covered by the Rolling Stones. Ian Stewart and Brian Jones will be dancing up in heaven.

8pm Ice Cubes and Voodoo jazz
Hosted by Bill Adams

From the Foreigner song (Cold As Ice) to Johnny Winter, Otis, Beck, Wolf, Slim, Berry, T-Bone, a confluence of blues, rock, and pop… tune in and enjoy.

10pm The Mizell Brothers jazz
Hosted by Don Harrison and Colin Powell

The Wowsville krewe take a look back at the illustrious songwriting and production team that shaped the sound of Blue Note Records in the 1970s.