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Sunday, October 21Back to Top
Le nozze de Figaro
When: 
Sunday, October 21 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ann Shaffer &Tim Snider
Category: 
Classical

One of the greatest and most humane of all operas, Mozart's immortal collaboration with Lorenzo da Ponte, kicks off our fundraising marathon spectacular.
King of Instruments
When: 
Sunday, October 21 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Latsko
Category: 
Classical

Music featuring the majestic and sonorous organ, the "King of Instruments"
The Oboe's Siblings
When: 
Sunday, October 21 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Penelope Ward
Category: 
Classical

Presenting chamber music featuring works for the oboe d'amore, English horn, baritone oboe, and the hecklephone
Music with The Captain
When: 
Sunday, October 21 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Eric Mark
Category: 
Classical

An evening with the music from the Aubrey - Maturin novels of Patrick O'Brian
Monday, October 22Back to Top
Songs of the Sea
When: 
Monday, October 22 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
John Delehanty
Category: 
Classical

Music inspired by the world's great oceans
The Music of John Tavener
When: 
Monday, October 22 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jenny Wyss-Jones
Category: 
Classical

Contemporary music in the tradition of earlier English music
A Home Away from Home
When: 
Monday, October 22 Noon
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Classical

Music composed or inspired by a visit to another country
Russian Symphonies
When: 
Monday, October 22 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Catherine Wray
Category: 
Classical

Featuring Alexander Scriabin's "Symphony #3" and Nikolay Myaskovsky's "Symphony #25"
Democracy Now!
When: 
Monday, October 22 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Monday, October 22 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Music of the Age of Elizabeth I
When: 
Monday, October 22 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Early Music Show Hosts
Category: 
Classical

Sacred and secular, motets and madrigals, pavanes and galliards
Five-Star Edition
When: 
Monday, October 22 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Contessa & Winston Barham
Category: 
Classical

Together on the air for the first time, Winston and The Contessa will banter and bandy about some of their favorite music.
Late Nite Classics with the Radio Star
When: 
Monday, October 22 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Classical

Our own star of the airwaves presents music late at night for the listening pleasure of you night owls.
Tuesday, October 23Back to Top
Works in Progress
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Elizabeth Benzinger & Cleek Schrey
Category: 
Classical

Compare early works of some famous composers with later, more mature compositions. They will ask when each composer found his or her own voice, that characteristic combination of individual harmonies, melodies and rhythms that leads the listener to say, "I know who wrote that music."
Obrecht and Ockeghem
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jenny Wyss-Jones
Category: 
Classical

Early music from two great Flemish composers
Opera Without Words
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 Noon
Hosted by: 
Ann Shaffer
Category: 
Classical

Overtures, interludes, marches, dances, and the like from more than two and a half centuries of opera. It's all beautiful, and some selections may surprise you.
Mercury Living Presence and RCA Victor Living Stereo
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rob Nowicki
Category: 
Classical

Spectacular recordings and performances from the early days of stereo sound
Democracy Now!
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
For Every Mood There Is a Season
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Andrew Pratt & Winston Barham
Category: 
Classical

Roll to the ever-changing rhythm of the seasons as your hosts bring you pieces inspired by Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.
A Taste of Wagner
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ann Shaffer &Tim Snider
Category: 
Classical

Vocal excerpts taken from the operas of the greatest German post-Romantic opera composer
Music of India
When: 
Tuesday, October 23 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gwen Kirk
Category: 
Classical

Wanna reminisce with Geeta and Lata? Get down with Kishore? And party with everyone else from Sonu Nigam to A.R. Rahman and Aatif Aslam? Join Gwen as she takes you on a journey from classics of S.D. Burman and Naushad through the superfly 70s all the way to today's hottest Indipop and Bollywood hits!
Wednesday, October 24Back to Top
Short and Sweet: Musical Miniatures
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Classical

Who says classical music has to be long-winded? The Radio Star presents a cornucopia of concise concert works, all clocking in at less than ten minutes in length. Concert overtures, symphonic dances, and a few choices that may surprise you. We're keeping it short to allow more time to raise the long green!
Forward - Into the Past
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rob Nowicki
Category: 
Classical

"Ancient modern music - modern ancient music" Ancient music performed on modern instruments and modern music performed in the ancient mode
French Choral Music
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 Noon
Hosted by: 
Deborah Murray
Category: 
Classical

Choral masterpieces from French composers and those inspired by them
Piano Concerti
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Catherine Wray
Category: 
Classical

Featuring piano concertos by Bela Bartok, Amy Beach, Sergei Lyapunov, and Aaron Copland
Democracy Now!
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Schubertiade
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Kardan
Category: 
Classical

Two hours of Schubert's more intimately-scaled masterpieces, in imitation of the chamber concerts given by Schubert's friends in his honor during his lifetime
Let's Dance!
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Mitchell
Category: 
Classical

John Mitchell whirls you through 3 lively hours of classical dance music: galops, romances, waltzes, polkas, and tangos by Shostakovich, Ravel, Piazzolla, and others.
Wiener Walzer
When: 
Wednesday, October 24 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Elizabeth Benzinger
Category: 
Classical

The lilting strains of the Viennese waltz conjure up images of Vienna of the late 19th century. Johann Strauss, father, and his even more famous son, also named Johann, left us a legacy of melodious waltzes numbering in the hundreds.
Thursday, October 25Back to Top
Classical Cafe: Music Takes Flight
When: 
Thursday, October 25 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Classical

Music related to birds, flying insects, airplanes, and all manner of flying things
Thomas Jefferson, Concert-Goer
When: 
Thursday, October 25 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Cinder
Category: 
Classical

Music that Virginia's great humanist might have heard in his own time
Amiable Companions
When: 
Thursday, October 25 Noon
Hosted by: 
John Mitchell
Category: 
Classical

John Mitchell plays guitar music of Giuliani, Barrios, Brouwer, York and Schwantner.
Rostropovich Revisited
When: 
Thursday, October 25 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Elizabeth Benzinger
Category: 
Classical

If you like cello music, here's a chance to enjoy the cello mastery of Mstislav Rostropovich, the great Russian cellist and conductor, who died last April at the age of 80.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Thursday, October 25 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Thursday, October 25 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
19th & 20th Century French Romantics and Impressionists
When: 
Thursday, October 25 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
John Delehanty
Category: 
Classical

Debussy and Ravel come immediately to mind, but hear the work of other composers who inspired and were inspired by them
Early Women's Music
When: 
Thursday, October 25 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder
Category: 
Classical

Celebrate six centuries of music by and for women. Our time travel will go back as far as the 12th century for the sublime chants of Hildegard von Bingen and the secular French Troubadours who were supported by the patronage of Eleanor of Aquitaine. We will meander through medieval Europe, stopping by Italy to enjoy the 16th century Concerto Delle Donne, then on to Britain to hear samples from the Jane Pickering Lute Book of 1616. We will arrive finally in 18th Century France with the harpsichord compositions of Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.
Beyond Category: Jazz and The Classics
When: 
Thursday, October 25 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Grady Lewis
Category: 
Classical

Jazz artists inspired by the classics, most notably Duke Ellington and others
Friday, October 26Back to Top
Music of Vienna
When: 
Friday, October 26 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ilona
Category: 
Classical

Tune in for a special edition of Classical Comfort from Vienna, the imperial city, home of great musicians throughout centuries. Enjoy music starting at the time of Gluck, Salieri and Mozart in the 18th century and continuing through the 19th and 20th centuries.
Jazz-Age Classics
When: 
Friday, October 26 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Jay Kardan
Category: 
Classical

Classical music from the 1920s to the 1950s, inspired by American jazz
Britain's "Killer B's" - Bax, Bliss and Britten
When: 
Friday, October 26 Noon
Hosted by: 
John Delehanty
Category: 
Classical

The Killer B's of 20th Century British Music: No looking Bax as we Bridge the marvelous music of 20th century Britten. It will be sheer Bliss!
The Legendary Turangalila
When: 
Friday, October 26 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Catherine Wray
Category: 
Classical

Olivier Messiaen's unique "Turangalila Symphony" featuring the rarely heard Ondes-Martenot
Democracy Now!
When: 
Friday, October 26 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, October 26 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
A Revolutionary Decade
When: 
Friday, October 26 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Classical

Music composed between 1920 and 1930
Pianissimo
When: 
Friday, October 26 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Contessa
Category: 
Classical

The Contessa presents virtuosi of the piano, from the archives through today.
Late Nite Classics with the Radio Star
When: 
Friday, October 26 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Classical

Our own star of the airwaves presents music late at night for the listening pleasure of you night owls.
Saturday, October 27Back to Top
Fine Finnish
When: 
Saturday, October 27 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Francesca da Rimini
Category: 
Classical

A small country that only gained its independence in 1917, Finland now sits at the apex of classical music. Experience the richness and diversity of the Finnish repertoire, from the earliest works of Jean Sibelius to the most recent compositions of Magnus Lindberg.
The English Anthem
When: 
Saturday, October 27 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Contessa & Michael Latsko
Category: 
Classical

English choral music from three centuries
Fresh Winds
When: 
Saturday, October 27 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Mitchell
Category: 
Classical

Modern works for wind symphony and brass ensemble. John Mitchell plays modern music by the Imani Winds, Nothing But Valves, and the Dallas Wind Symphony.
Concerti Through The Centuries
When: 
Saturday, October 27 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ilona
Category: 
Classical

The concerto went through great changes from the 16th century. Join Ilona to enjoy concerti through the centuries, from Baroque through Classical and Romantic.
The Show Show with Eric Mark!
When: 
Saturday, October 27 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Eric Mark
Category: 
Classical

There's simply nothing else like it on the air. If you've heard it you know. If you haven't, well where the devil have you been? You've missed some of the best work he's ever done! Make up for lost time Saturday and join Eric Mark for a fundraising edition of The Show Show.
Nocturnes and Serenades from Russia
When: 
Saturday, October 27 10:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ilona
Category: 
Classical

Spend your evening with the comfort of nocturnes and serenades from Russia, home for musicians with sweeping romantic moods.
Sunday, October 28Back to Top
Choral Music of Johann Sebastian Bach
When: 
Sunday, October 28 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Deborah Murray & Tom Bninski
Category: 
Classical

Master of every musical genre to which he set his pen, Bach composed some of the greatest choral music ever written.
Mysterious Melodies
When: 
Sunday, October 28 10:00AM
Hosted by: 
Andrew Pratt
Category: 
Classical

Take a trip to the dark side as your host, Andrew Pratt, delves into music inspired by the other-worldly and the supernatural.
Wagner's Parsifal
When: 
Sunday, October 28 Noon
Hosted by: 
Tim Snider
Category: 
Classical

Wagner's last and most mysterious opera, he called Parsifal a "Festival Play for the Consecration of a Theater." Time constraints permit us to present this great work only rarely, so tune in at a special time, 12 noon, for the Sunday Opera Matinée.
Coda to a Marathon: Music for Organ and Orchestra
When: 
Sunday, October 28 6:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Latsko
Category: 
Classical

Majestic works featuring organ, orchestra and chorus conclude the classical portion of our 2007 fundraising spectacular.
Jazz Marathon Preview
When: 
Sunday, October 28 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

Host David Lee will provide a two-hour musical preview to the week of jazz & blues programming contained in the schedule below. You can pre-pledge our jazz fundraiser by calling him at 434-924-3418.
Monday, October 29Back to Top
Tickling the Ivories
When: 
Monday, October 29 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Freddy Freeroamer
Category: 
Jazz

A selection of mainstream jazz pianists (Dave Brubeck, Tommy Flannagan, Ed Hyman, Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, etc.) will start your day on a positive note.
Nick's Picks and His Dixieland Hits
When: 
Monday, October 29 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Nick Page
Category: 
Jazz

Nick's favorite picks from the Nick@Nine show and, in response to such favorable listener support of his Katrina Dixieland show, another hour-long romp through the best of the New Orleans Dixieland groups. A little something different this year: as always, Nick's favorite picks from the Nick@Nine show plus a grand finale of everybody's favorite Dixieland tunes. Nick's co-host will be Rick Pietsch.
Sly & the Family Stone
When: 
Monday, October 29 Noon
Hosted by: 
Robin Tomlin
Category: 
Jazz

Why can't we be friends? Robin Tomlin answers that musical question with a two-hour retrospective. Listen to the revolutionary sounds of Sly & the Family Stone. The album titles tell the story: "A Whole New Thing", "Dance to the Music", "Stand!". Don't miss this!
Bill Frisell (recordings as a leader)
When: 
Monday, October 29 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aaron Zatcoff
Category: 
Jazz

The first half of a Frisell double-dip begins with the guitar master leading his own groups. The Jazz Czar will dig in to a broad and varied catalog that is unified by a signature sound. This program coincides with Bill Frisell's visit to the Paramount, so tune in and gear up!
Democracy Now!
When: 
Monday, October 29 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Monday, October 29 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Bill Frisell (recordings as a sideman)
When: 
Monday, October 29 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Steve Huff & Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

Genius seeks out genius. Musical heavyweights like John Zorn, Joe Lovano, Elvis Costello, and David Sanborn have sought out the musical contributions of Bill Frisell. Join Steve Huff and Brian Keena as they illuminate the brilliant work of Bill Frisell as a sideman in a show that will serve as perfect accompaniment to Bill's show at the Paramount.
Thelonious Monk
When: 
Monday, October 29 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones
Category: 
Jazz

Join us as we share the works from one of the true musical geniuses of the twentieth century, Thelonious Sphere Monk. From his early solo work in the 1940s, all the way to his group compilations in the late 1960s, we will showcase the wonder that is Monk.
Joe Zawinul and Weather Report
When: 
Monday, October 29 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sean Grzegorczyk
Category: 
Jazz

Where would music be without Weather Report? The world-changing group featured many iconic players, but none were more influential than Joe Zawinul. Sean Grzegorczyk traces the musical journey of the jazz supergroup.
Afrobeat Rising
When: 
Monday, October 29 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Steven Shuman
Category: 
Jazz

Explore the recent uprising of Afrobeat featuring the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, The Budos Band, Bukky Leo, the Richmond Afrobeat Movement, Gov't Majic, The Daktari's, and more. And of course, the show will be filled with a heavy dosage of the King of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.
Tuesday, October 30Back to Top
Love's Experiences
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Fred Gruber
Category: 
Jazz

Songs to tug at your heart. Love Sought, Love Enjoyed, Love Lost. Join me, Fred Gruber, and feel those LOVE feelings all over again. They never really go away, do they?
Swingin' with Dino: Three Hours of Dean Martin at the Microphone
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Jazz

Spend three hours with Dean Martin and Charles Peale on Tuesday morning. Charles will play the great early recordings of "the boy with the tall, dark and handsome voice" and also the standards, the evergreens, and the great American Songbook. We will explore some live performances and dig deep into the Reprise vaults for some of Dino's later laid back Country/Pop material. He worked as a milkman, a bootleg whiskey runner, a gas station pump jockey, and a boxer, but seemed to have no affinity with "proper" work. Dean got started late in life, already twenty-nine years old when he cut his first record and in his thirties when he signed on with Capitol. His recording career spanned almost forty years, with more than fifty hit singles and twenty-four hit albums. We will be featuring the best of this amazing singer's work, so meet us at 9:00 AM, and remember, Memories Are Made of This.
Cajun Swing
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 Noon
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster
Category: 
Jazz

Jazz met Folk at the Fais do-do and the result was a joyful, danceable French-flavored swing. Early innovators were The Hackberry Ramblers, Harry Choates and Miller's Merrymakers. Early imitators include Roy Acuff, Bob Wills and the Maddox Brothers. Contemporary performers are the Pine Leaf Boys, the Red Stick Ramblers and the Lost Bayou Ramblers. We'll hear them all, we'll have a ball and we'll talk about where Bob Wills got that high-pitched call!
Can't Hold No Groove if You Ain't Got No Pocket
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Valerie L'Herrou
Category: 
Jazz

That thrilling horn solo don't mean a thing without a swingin' rhythm section!
Democracy Now!
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Howlin' Haunted Halloween Hits
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Marilyn Wright & Janet King
Category: 
Jazz

Marilyn Wright and Janet King will play your favorite scary sounds and kooky, jazzy, bluesy songs on Tuesday, Halloween Eve. Put down your chainsaw and listen in.
LIVE! The Rick Olivarez Trio: Gypsy Jazz
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Accomplished guitarist Rick Olivarez brings his trio of Jeff Cheers on second guitar and Steve Riggs on bass for a two-hour gypsy jazz performance live in the studio with host Dusty Garwood. All hail Django!
Electric Miles
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Kevin Kellam & Charlie Curtis
Category: 
Jazz

One man. One horn. Limitless worlds of sound. Get up with it. Down on the corner with Kevin Kellam and Charlie Curtis. Oh yeah, and Vote for Miles.
Hammond B3 Organ
When: 
Tuesday, October 30 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gerald Watts
Category: 
Jazz

Listen to all the best B3 artists and groovemasters. From Jimmy Smith to Brother Jack McDuff, Lonnie Smith to Jimmy McGriff. Hear all the masters. Guaranteed to get your toes tapping.
Wednesday, October 31Back to Top
Ringing of the Vibes
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Jazz

Ralph Graves has ringing in his ears, and he's passing it on to you! Teddy Wilson, Terry Gibbs, Red Norvo, Milt Jackson. And of course, the inimitable Hamp. Treat yourself to a celebration of the vibes.
Metheny - Mehldau
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry, Gary & Steve
Category: 
Jazz

Tune in as the hosts of Left of Cool, Living Time and Anything Goes get together to celebrate a guitar legend and a piano legend in the making. the recent Metheny - Mehldau collaboration on Nonesuch Records has been a dream come true for many jazz fans. Technical brilliance and soaring emotion from two amazing musicians named Pat and Brad.
Ella Fitzgerald
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 Noon
Hosted by: 
Frank Testa
Category: 
Jazz

We'll explore the music and career of Ella Fitzgerald starting early in her career, featuring many of the great jazz musicians who accompanied her through the years.
Sun Ra
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dominic DeVito
Category: 
Jazz

We'll explore other planes of there and move between the magic city and pathways to unknown worlds with jazz's most interstellar traveler, Herman Sonny "Sun Ra" Blount. From the strangest of strings to the disco flirtation and all stages in between, Sun Ra provided the soundtrack to the future with utmost respect for the past for 40 years. Tune in for 2 hours of out-there music for your mental edification and spiritual enlightenment.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
To The Max! (Roach)
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Robert Jospe & Michael Shelton
Category: 
Jazz

It isn't easy to find a timekeeper in Jazz whose reach extends as far as that of Max Roach. Since turning pro while still a teenager, he has been in on almost every innovation Jazz has known for close to the last half century. Having left the life of the living less than a season ago, we now take time to celebrate and salute the life and work of an icon - the man who became a cornerstone of American music. A tribute To The Max! Guest host & jazz drummer Robert Jospe will join Michael Shelton.
LIVE! The Ian Gilliam Trio: Electric Blues
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Live in the studio! Electric blues from guitar-slinger Ian Gilliam and his trio of Charlie Bell on bass, and Conrad Drennon on drums. Dusty Garwood hosts.
Acoustic Miles - 1963 to 1965
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Charlie Curtis
Category: 
Jazz

Charlie Curtis presents the second half of the Miles Davis tribute. This time it's the wildly influential 60's Quintet featuring future stars Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams. Two hours of one of the greatest small groups in the history of jazz.
Jazz Guitarists of the 20th & 21st Centuries
When: 
Wednesday, October 31 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Guthrie Alexander
Category: 
Jazz

This show will feature the works of the best guitarists jazz has to offer, including Wes Montgomery, Django, Scofield, and Frisell...
Thursday, November 01Back to Top
Jazz Mixology from Around the World
When: 
Thursday, November 01 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Jazz

A bold blending of cultures, fusion, Afrobeat, WestCoast Jam, and Latin-inspired tracks are sure to please. From Anoushka Shankar to Garaj Mahal, Toshiko Akiyoshi to Jesse Cook, Femi Kuti to Pharoah Sanders, this early morning show will pull you out of your slumber to face a brand new day of diverse perspectives in jazz, the globe's love affair with an American creation.
Great Jazz Composers
When: 
Thursday, November 01 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Grady Lewis
Category: 
Jazz

The show will feature work by 10 or more outstanding jazz composers including Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Benny Carter, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron and others. In each set we will listen to the original version by the composer, then a vocal cover, followed by an instrumental cover. Musicians will include Anita O'Day, Roy Hargrove, Carmen McRae, John Coltrane, June Christy, Miles Davis, Karrin Allyson, Art Blakey, Nancy Wilson, Oscar Peterson, Tierney Sutton, Joe Lovano, and many others.
Rockabilly: Then and Now
When: 
Thursday, November 01 Noon
Hosted by: 
Pinetops Stephen & Lonesome George
Category: 
Jazz

Rockabilly was born in the 1950's when country artists incorporated rhythm and blues into their music, but if you thought it was a relic from a bygone era you'd be mistaken. Tune in to a special Jazz Marathon edition of the Cosmic American Jamboree as Pinetops Stephen and Lonesome George alternate vintage rockabilly tunes from the 1950's with ones recorded since 2000. This all-American music form is still alive and rockin' and heard in these parts almost exclusively on WTJU.
The Funky Piano: Gene Harris & Others
When: 
Thursday, November 01 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

Not another funky piano player! That's the call and the response is, "So what's wrong with that?!" This show will celebrate the boppin,' boogyin', funkyin,' rockin' piano players who have gotten the world's toes tappin' and smiles smilin'. From Bobby Timmons to Gene Harris to Mr. B. to Monty Alexander to Ramsey Lewis.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Thursday, November 01 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Thursday, November 01 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
Dr. John - The Night Tripper
When: 
Thursday, November 01 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen
Category: 
Jazz

Join Aer Stephen as he spins the music and the pageantry of the unofficial mayor of New Orleans.
New Orleans Brass Bands
When: 
Thursday, November 01 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Jazz

Brass bands provide the street music of New Orleans, blending jazz, R&B and even hip-hop to keep the second line jumping. We'll hear from a sampling of the best of the Big Easy's contemporary brass bands including the Dirty Dozen, Rebirth, New Birth, Soul Rebels, Hot 8 Brass Bands, and more.
Jackie McLean
When: 
Thursday, November 01 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Eisenman
Category: 
Jazz

Join the Juddermeister for a two-hour exploration of the music of saxophonist & composer Jackie McLean. From his early work with Prestige Records through his formable years on Blue Note Records, we will present the distinctive sound of one of the true modern jazz masters.
Black Gold of the Sun: Pre-millennial Groove and Funk
When: 
Thursday, November 01 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Morgan McLeod
Category: 
Jazz

The walls between different musical styles are broken down. Funk, soul, hip hop, and rare groove rub shoulders with house and indie music, giving rise to a number of genre-defying styles. At the end of the 90's the club crowd is a little older and wiser. It's not about getting down so much as getting together. The opposite of pre-millennial tension. Cheers!
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Alive and Uppity: All-Girl Jazz and Blues Bands
When: 
Friday, November 02 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder & Joyce Dudek
Category: 
Jazz

"Alive and Uppity" will feature mostly all-girl bands from the last two decades such as Alive!, Saffire (The Uppity Blues Women), Sherri Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and The Tiptons, but we will also be reaching back in time to the 40's when the "all-girl bands" originated with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm and even further back to the the founding mothers (queens, empresses, first ladies, etc.) of the Blues with Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Mamie Smith and others.
Singers: The Best of the Last 100 Years
When: 
Friday, November 02 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Stephanie Nakasian
Category: 
Jazz

From Louis to Ethel to Ella to Peggy to Shirley to Frank to Carmen to Johnny to Nelly to Connee to Mildred to Anita to Lambert, Hendricks and Ross to Manhattan Transfer to June to Chris to Sarah to Billie to?
Louis, Louis? (Armstrong, Prima, Jordan and Others)
When: 
Friday, November 02 Noon
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

What comes to mind when you hear the name "Louis"? Louis Armstrong? Louis Jordan? Or maybe Louis Prima? How about all three over two hours as Brian Keena brings you Three Guys Named Louie.
A Paul Desmond Celebration
When: 
Friday, November 02 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ann Porotti
Category: 
Jazz

Join Ann Porotti as she brings you a Paul Desmond celebration with Brubeck, without Brubeck, in Brazil, with the Modern Jazz Quartet, with strings, alone, etc. As much as she can cram into two hours.
Democracy Now!
When: 
Friday, November 02 4:00PM
Hosted by: 
Live Feed
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Hosted by Amy Goodman and co-hosted by Juan Gonzalez, is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Tune in as independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, and independent analysts discuss breaking news and timely issues.
Virginia News
When: 
Friday, November 02 4:59PM
Hosted by: 
Nikki Melton & the News Staff
Category: 
News/Public Affairs

Tune in every weekday as the WTJU News Staff bring you the latest from Charlottesville and around the region. You get original reporting on the issues that matter to the community. Wtjunews@virginia.edu
John Coltrane
When: 
Friday, November 02 5:06PM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Koplin & Aaron Zatcoff
Category: 
Jazz

Let the music of John Coltrane fill your head, move your feet, and open your heart as Bruce and Aaron fill the airwaves with the sounds of the master. From his straight-ahead collaborations with Miles Davis and others to his deeply spiritual later recordings, this is a show not to be missed.
LIVE! The Free Bridge Quintet
When: 
Friday, November 02 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Jazz

Join Gary Funston as he hosts the Free Bridge Quintet playing live in the studio. Simply the best collection of local jazz in our area! Hear Jeff Decker on sax, Robert Jospe on drums, Bob Hallahan on piano, Pete Spaar on bass, and John D'earth on trumpet.
Blues Alive
When: 
Friday, November 02 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Welch
Category: 
Jazz

Join Peter Welch, host of Nothin' But the Blues, as he brings you some of his favorite recorded live Blues performances from the 1930's all the way to today.
Blues for Everybody
When: 
Friday, November 02 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Did you ever wonder just how many ways a person can get the blues? Think you might have experienced most of them? Not a chance! Sure you may have had the money blues or the love blues or even the political blues, but Professor Bebop is guaranteed to showcase a few strains that should force you to call with a pledge - otherwise, he'll have no choice but to take all those blues home with him.
Saturday, November 03Back to Top
Please Don't Shoot the Piano Player: Early Piano Blues
When: 
Saturday, November 03 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Emmett Boaz
Category: 
Jazz

Early piano blues and jazz of roadhouses, juke joints and cribs from a time when getting cut and shot were occupational hazards.
Gypsy Jazz Guitar School
When: 
Saturday, November 03 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rick Olivarez & Terry Carpenter
Category: 
Jazz

An overview of the gypsy jazz guitar tradition started by Django Reinhardt. Running from the 1930's until present day, we will explore the music of Django's contemporaries and the "students" of today who are keeping the tradition alive. We'll have lessons from Romane, Frank Vignola, Oscar Aleman, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, Mark O'Connor and others. Be sure to enroll for this course in Djangology 102 with special guest host and jazz guitarist Rick Olivarez.
Northern Soul vs. Beach Music
When: 
Saturday, November 03 Noon
Hosted by: 
Robin Tomlin & Chuck Taylor
Category: 
Jazz

Robin (British Northern Soul) and Chuck (East Coast Beach Music) bring a tongue-in-cheek "battle" of the appellations to the airwaves that's usually conducted behind the scenes during Robin's shows! Look for great Soul, R&B and other variants primarily from the 60's and 70's.
Do Do That Doo Wop
When: 
Saturday, November 03 3:00PM
Hosted by: 
El Gordito
Category: 
Jazz

Do Do That Doo Wop that you do so well! Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, half a century ago, as El Gordito dusts off the hot wax, kicks the turntables up to 45 and locks the groove in at 12 to the bar. Back before Elvis, before the Beatles and Yesterday, when a hamburger was 15 cents and gas was a quarter, before the airwaves were invaded by over-produced, over-hyped, formulaic pabulum, America took to the street corners and raised a mighty a cappella standard in the Golden Age of Doo Wop.
The Soul of Joe Cocker
When: 
Saturday, November 03 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Joe Cocker may be better known as a rock star, but his covers of blues and soul songs with his distinctive voice makes for an interesting combination, along with the great musicans that have played with his bands over the years.
Show Show Goes Jazz
When: 
Saturday, November 03 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Eric Mark & Steve Huff
Category: 
Jazz

Eric hosts a special Show-Show featuring Broadway tunes that translated into jazz standards. Steve joins him and will match the show tunes with both some straight-ahead and out jazz covers. Chances are you will hear tunes that originated in such shows as My Fair Lady, On the Town, and West Side Story among many others.
Political Blues
When: 
Saturday, November 03 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Jazz

It's hard to find an "up" side to the war in Iraq and the poor government response from Hurricane Katrina. But if nothing else, the current political climate has provided inspiration for songwriters and musicians to produce some stirring new works. Such music is usually born out of anger and frustration, but can often be uplifting and humorous. Join Gary for this review of recent music with a political bent from some of our top modern jazz and blues artists, as well as examples of jazz in politics from past greats like Charles Mingus and Max Roach.
Michael Brecker
When: 
Saturday, November 03 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Beeghly
Category: 
Jazz

Widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane, Michael Brecker won 13 Grammys as both performer & composer. Join Tim Beeghly as we celebrate his music from R&B to Jazz. He was both frontman & sideman. Michael Brecker may be gone but his music will be with us forever.
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Gospel Got the Blues
When: 
Sunday, November 04 6:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster
Category: 
Jazz

Blues has been called the Devil's music. Come Sunday morning the Blues singers change hats and play God's music. Some people say it's two sides of the same coin. I say it sounds great when B.B. King, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Precious Bryant, Josh White, Rory Block and so many more blues greats turn their talents to Gospel music.
Bill Evans and the Piano
When: 
Sunday, November 04 9:00AM
Hosted by: 
Eric Angevine
Category: 
Jazz

Spend Sunday morning with the elegant piano sounds of Bill Evans. His relatively brief career revolutionized the sound of the jazz trio, and to listen to Bill tickle the ivories is always a joy. Tune in and settle in.
Chet Baker
When: 
Sunday, November 04 Noon
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena & Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Chet Baker came from the West Coast school of jazz. He was a great trumpet player and singer. The show will focus on his best recordings before his untimely death.
Duke Ellington: Creations and Covers
When: 
Sunday, November 04 2:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Blues has been called the Devil's music. Come Sunday morning the Blues singers change hats and play God's music. Some people say it's two sides of the same coin. I say it sounds great when B.B. King, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Precious Bryant, Josh White, Rory Block and so many more blues greats turn their talents to Gospel music.
Saxophone Artistry
When: 
Sunday, November 04 5:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael Elswick & John Simonette
Category: 
Jazz

Charlottesville saxophonist Michael Elswick will join WTJU's John Simonette in spotlighting some of the jazz world's great reed artists, past and present. Michael will also provide commentary on the music selected, and major influences on his saxophone career.
LIVE! Ralph Rush and Eli Cook
When: 
Sunday, November 04 7:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Jazz

Bringing this amazing week of live performances to a close, we welcome acoustic blues artists Eli Cook and Ralph "Honeyboy" Rush. Eli will feature music from his highly-acclaimed release "Miss Blues Child". Ralph will be celebrating his CD release with us called "Ragged & Dirty". If we're lucky, host Bill Adams will sit in for a couple of tunes as well.
John Hammond and His Blues Heroes
When: 
Sunday, November 04 9:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Jazz

Join Bill Adams as he plays the music of John Hammond, Jr., and the blues heroes that have influenced the career of John Hammond.

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