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Monday, September 26
Acoustic Jazz
When: 
Monday, September 26 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George
Category: 
Jazz

Horns, piano, electric guitar, a thumping bass and percussion are great, but they aren’t the only jazz instruments. Tune in for 3 hours of jazz featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle and other assorted acoustic instruments played by some of the best musicians in the folk and jazz worlds.

Multicultural Fusion - Jazz, Samba and Bossa from Brazil
When: 
Monday, September 26 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Koli Cutler & Rebecca Higgins with Humberto and Madeline Sales
Category: 
Jazz

Charlottesville has a richly diverse community of cultural interaction of peoples, cultures and foods. Music that is created through cultural interaction has been a phenomenon for centuries. Now more than ever, with the strength of technology and worldwide communication, new and unique musical blends are being created. The result is a rich supply of multicultural fusion. Humberto and Madeline Sales of the group Beleza are special in-studio guests for this live show, playing live and discussing their particular multicultural fusion of jazz and other soulful genres. They'll explain how samba and bossa from Brazil interacted with American jazz, funk, and soul, and will demonstrate their unique fusion of funkalicious sounds.

Tonight Live! Band and Show!
When: 
Monday, September 26 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Rum Cove
Category: 
Jazz

The R&B explosion of the 1960s brought the Soulful bands of the chitlin circuit out into the mainstream. Join the Rum Cove at noon on September 26th for a special presentation of live concerts from the era of the great Soul bands, featuring such incendiary performers at James Brown and the Famous Flames, Etta James, Bobby Womack, Johnnie Taylor and many, many more as they take to the stage and tear the roof off the sucker! The Soulful Situation is proud be part of the 2011 WTJU Jazz marathon fund drive, let's see your face in the place!

Women Poll Winners
When: 
Monday, September 26 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Jazz Czar
Category: 
Jazz

Downbeat's 2011 Critics Poll includes many of the female persuasion beginning with Hall of Fame winner Abbey Lincoln plus Maria Schneider, Anat Cohen, Nicole Mitchell, Regina Carter, Cassandra Wilson, Lizz Wright, and Claire Daly. Check out these known and not so well known women of the jazz elite.

Why Play It Again, Sam?
When: 
Monday, September 26 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Penner & Michael Elswick
Category: 
Jazz

Bruce of Radio Tropicale welcomes saxophonist Michael Elswick for 2 hours examining the question of what keeps jazz players interested in their music. Nearly every player has a favorite repertory, and is often asked, "how do you keep it fresh?" Tune in and find out how on "Why Play It Again, Sam?"

LIVE in the Studio: Jazz Collective #9
When: 
Monday, September 26 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Simonette
Category: 
Jazz

This ensemble of jazz lovers began over 10 years ago as part of an open jam session with a rotating cast that came together once a week to play the music they love. In 2006, a dedicated core from this group moved to Fellini's #9 Restaurant and began a Sunday evening residency that has become a tradition. The group includes founding member Jaye Urgo on guitar; Audrey Goldsmith, piano; Bob DuCharme, bass; Monte Parsons, drums; and various horn players.

The Modern Jazz Guitar
When: 
Monday, September 26 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Sean Grzegorczyk & Steve Huff
Category: 
Jazz

It's no secret that the Anything Goes crew is partial to guitarists. The adventurous music of today's guitarists pushing the boundaries of jazz and improvised music is the subject of the show. You're sure to hear some Frisell, Metheny, Cline, Rosenwinkel, Shepik, Hunter and a whole lot more.

Cold Fusion
When: 
Monday, September 26 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Swartz
Category: 
Jazz

Beginning with Miles Davis --because, what doesn't?-- to McLaughlin, Clarke, and the Dixie Dregs, tune in for the closest thing to a comprehensive look at jazz fusion that we can fit into two hours. Guaranteed to get your foot tapping.

Tuesday, September 27Back to Top
Tinkling The Vibes
When: 
Tuesday, September 27 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Freddy FreeRoamer
Category: 
Jazz

An exploration of the vibraphone from Lionel Hampton to Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson to Gary Burton.

Live On Stage! Rhythm&Romance in person!
When: 
Tuesday, September 27 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Charles Peale
Category: 
Jazz

Featuring live performances from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Keely Smith and many others. Join Charles Peale, live in the studio, for three hours of rarely heard songs done before live audiences from Las Vegas to Australia.

Piano Stomp
When: 
Tuesday, September 27 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster
Category: 
Jazz

Boogie-Woogie, Blues, and Barrelhouse played by the likes of Speckled Red, Fats Waller, Champion Jack Dupree, Ray Charles, Albert Ammons and Doctor John. Nothing but fun!

ye olde tuesday afternoon jazz show: a few of dave's favorite things
When: 
Tuesday, September 27 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dave Moore
Category: 
Jazz

Rock DJ Dave Moore jumps ship to the jazz department during this year's marathon to help raise money and to play some of his personal favorite jazz tunes and artists. Tune in for a wide selection of jazz styles, periods and moods during the usual timeslot of Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Rock Show.

Sir Duke
When: 
Tuesday, September 27 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Scott DeVeaux
Category: 
Jazz

Music is a world within itself/ With a language we all understand... For more than half a century, Stevie Wonder has created a repertory of pop tunes of astonishing complexity. Some of them sound like jazz standards. Others have become jazz standards, inspiring jazz musicians to turn his music into a source of continuous wonder. Join us for two hours of sheer delight. "You can feel it all over....!"

LIVE in the Studio: Free Bridge Quintet with special guest Hod O'Brien
When: 
Tuesday, September 27 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary
Category: 
Jazz

The University of Virginia Faculty Jazz Ensemble, which has been together for over 20 years, comprises 5 of the finest jazz musicians in Virginia: John D'earth, trumpet; Jeff Decker, saxophone; Robert Jospe, drums; Pete Spaar, bass; with special guest Hod O'Brien filling the piano chair for this performance. Listeners will be treated to a preview of their upcoming concert at Old Cabell Hall.

Small Label - Big Sound
When: 
Tuesday, September 27 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tim Beeghly
Category: 
Jazz

Most jazz musicians recording their music today are doing so on independent jazz labels. Many indie's were started by jazz musicians wanting control over quality and style of jazz. Arkadia, Basin Street, Palmetto & Thirsty Ear are important independent jazz labels producing extraordinary music. Join host Tim Beeghly as he explores styles and sounds of these four small labels making big sounds.

Putting the Flashlight on Bernie Worrell
When: 
Tuesday, September 27 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Preston Palisades
Category: 
Jazz

Join Preston Palisades on a exploration of the career of musical mastermind - Bernie Worrell. From his groundbreaking keyboard bassline on Parliament's Flashlight to his many colorful collaborations to his new album, Jazz Standards, it won't be hard to see why he is considered ahead of his time.

Wednesday, September 28Back to Top
Hump Day Hard Bop
When: 
Wednesday, September 28 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Jazz

Get your hump day going with the finest in hard bop from Hank Mobley to Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgon to Little Johnny Coles; join the Radiostar for a three-hour exploration.

Live Guitar Showcase 1960-2010
When: 
Wednesday, September 28 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick with Gary & Steve
Category: 
Jazz

Tune in as the DJ's from Living Time, Left of Cool and Anything Goes get together to celebrate five decades of showstopping live guitar workouts. Expect to hear selections from classic live albums like Smokin at the Half Note and Friday Night in San Francisco. The showcase will also sample many underground and unreleased recordings. Sit back, relax and make a pledge to support community radio in central Virginia.

A Salute to the Jazz Combo
When: 
Wednesday, September 28 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
John Simonette
Category: 
Jazz

The small group jazz ensemble has provided a musical and creative outlet for countless musicians over the last 100 years. It is and probably always will be the perfect vehicle for showcasing the art of jazz improvisation. Join John Simonette as he presents a musical salute to many of the great jazz combos that have enriched our musical world over the past many years. You'll hear selections by blue chip groups spanning be-bop, cool jazz and hard bop - duos, trios, quartets, quintettes, sextettes and the like - all presenting exciting, innovative sounds.

Jazz, Alive and Kickin'!
When: 
Wednesday, September 28 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

This show will be exciting proof that Jazz is a creative, non-stop, fluid, improvising art form. Selections from new artists over the past few years will leave no doubt!

Jazz Piano Masters
When: 
Wednesday, September 28 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Grady Lewis
Category: 
Jazz

A survey of classic jazz piano. Selections from each of the last 60 decades. Some solos, some duets, lots of trios, and a few quartets. A few vocals will be added to the mix. Name ten jazz piano masters: Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Bill Evans, Michel Petrucciano, Chick Corea, and McCoy Tyner. OK, name 10 more. So much great music, so little time.

LIVE in the Studio: Charlie Pastorfield
When: 
Wednesday, September 28 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

One of WTJU's greatest supporters, Charlie Pastorfield has been an extremely popular musical landmark in the area for the past 30 years or more. From Skip Castro to Johnny Sportcoat to The Gladstones, Pastorfield's signature blues/rock guitar sound has become part of the Charlottesville landscape. Charlie will be joined by Conrad Drennon and Too Many Guitars, with Aric Van Brocklin, Steve Riggs, and maybe a couple of other guitarists.

The Four Corners
When: 
Wednesday, September 28 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
MichaelShelton
Category: 
Jazz

Live recordings from four of the most famous jazz venues in the United States: the Village Vanguard in NYC, Blues Alley in DC, the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, and the Keystone Korner in SF. Live recordings of Lee Morgan, Hod O'Brien, Brad Mehldau, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk among many others.

West African Blues: From Mali to Mississippi and Back
When: 
Wednesday, September 28 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Jay Hertel
Category: 
Jazz

This show will examine the connections between the music from the West African nations of Mali, Nigeria, and Ghana and those of 20th and 21st century African-American blues artists. The pollination has traveled in both directions, originally from Africa to America, and then from popular American music influencing contemporary African artists. We'll hear from African artists like Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen, and Timania Diabate and American artists like Otha Turner, Taj Mahal, and Corey Harris.

Thursday, September 29Back to Top
Big Bands, Old and New
When: 
Thursday, September 29 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Paula O'Buckley
Category: 
Jazz

Mixing the old with the new sounds of big band orchestration including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Gordon Goodwin plus many more.

The Return of the Bartender's Bop: Food Show
When: 
Thursday, September 29 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Tom Morgan
Category: 
Jazz

Tom Morgan was a show host at WTJU for 20 years under the name of "The Bartender" before moving to New Orleans in 1999. One of his most popular shows was a holiday theme show dedicated to songs about food. Tom returns to WTJU for a special food show that is sure to both entertain and impel you to pledge during the 2011 Jazz Marathon because, as you know, "everybody eats when they come to my house."

Sam Phillips' Blues
When: 
Thursday, September 29 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Lonesome George
Category: 
Jazz

Sam Phillips of Sun Records is best known for developing the wildest rockabilly sound of the time. But he also recorded many blues artists, and he liked his blues raw. Tune in to hear blues from the 50's the way Sam liked 'em.

Live From The Newport Jazz Festival
When: 
Thursday, September 29 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Lee
Category: 
Jazz

Live recordings from the Newport Jazz Festival including Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, Cannonball Adderley, and many more.

Swing It!
When: 
Thursday, September 29 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Aer Stephen
Category: 
Jazz

Folk & Beyond's Aer Stephen explores the swing influence that, no matter who you are and what is your favorite genre of music, makes you smile and brings joy. It infects music. In the most wonderful way. Folk, Rock, Gyspy, Dawg, Bluegrass, Big Band..... if it swings, it's jazz.

LIVE in the Studio: Michael Elswick Ensemble
When: 
Thursday, September 29 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

Saxophonist Michael Elswick rarely performs around town these days as he stays busy with his Elswick Band Instrument repair business. So it will be a treat for WTJU listeners to be able to hear his passionate playing on the air, with some of the area's best jazz talent. Hosted by Brian Keena.

Battle of the Funk
When: 
Thursday, September 29 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Cle Logan & David Eisenman
Category: 
Jazz

Morning DJ on WUVA's KissFM, Cle Logan, joins the Juddermeister for a battle of the funk bands to see who can raise more cash for WTJU as we trade off between the funk heavyweights such as The Meters, James Brown, Papa Grows Funk, Parliament, Dumpstaphunk, Tower of Power, Cold Blood, War and many more.

Swing Doors
When: 
Thursday, September 29 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Robert Michael Hicks
Category: 
Jazz

Step through the swing doors and go back to the age of the Charleston, Jitterbug, Boney Maronie and the Boogaloo. Hear your favorite big bands, swing bands, and even some rhythm and blues from a time when a band wasn't a band without soulful saxes, tenacious trumpets, tantalizing clarinet solos, and a smoking hot pianist banging the ivories. No auto tune, no synthesizers, no drum machines, just enough natural sound to live up to that voodoo that you do so well.

Friday, September 30Back to Top
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues
When: 
Friday, September 30 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sandy Snyder & Joyce Dudek
Category: 
Jazz

Celebrate the "Wild Women" who brought us the Blues and the women artists they influenced. The first generation Blues legends "Mother" Ma Rainey, "First Lady" Mamie Smith, and "Empress" Bessie Smith through current Guitar Goddesses like Debbie Davies, Rory Block, and Laurie Morvan will be woven together by a thread of great voices like Etta James and Ruthie Foster, great musicians like Eden Brent and Memphis Minnie and great songwriters like Ida Cox and Big Mama Thornton. Wild Women do get the Blues and we'll prove it on you. All you have to do is tune in!

Ladies Of Song
When: 
Friday, September 30 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Stephanie Nakasian
Category: 
Jazz

Singer & local educator, Stephanie Nakasian plays your favorite female vocalists doing what they do best. Put a nickel in the jukebox and they'll sing for you.

Guitar and Beyond
When: 
Friday, September 30 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Keena
Category: 
Jazz

We'll spin our favorite guitar-centric jazz tunes by the likes of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Johnny Smith, Bill Frisell and more.

Red Beans And Rice And Peas
When: 
Friday, September 30 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Jazz

New Orleans and Jamaica, separated only by the gulf of Mexico, have been tethered by culture and music for so long it's hard to tell who reigns as the most influential. We regale you with two hours of the call-and-response of mento and the Mardi Gras Indians, ska and R&B, rocksteady and soul, reggae and funk... with heaping helpings of enduring performers and new voices. It's the kind of programming you'll only find on radio that mirrors the diversity of its listeners. WTJU delivers... now it's your turn!

Dawg Gone: The jazzier sounds of David Grisman
When: 
Friday, September 30 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Pete Marshall & Peter Jones
Category: 
Jazz

While David "Dawg" Grisman initially made his bones in the world of folk and bluegrass, he certainly did not stay chained there for very long. Through his work with the David Grisman Quintet (and now Sextet!), he has played with jazz luminaries such as Stéphane Grappelli and Svend Asmussen, while also influencing young pups like Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. So tune in as we examine not only the jazz sounds of David Grisman, but also those who have played alongside him over these many "dawg" years.

LIVE in the Studio: Acoustic Blues Throwdown
When: 
Friday, September 30 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Jazz

Acoustic blues played live in the studio by the likes of hometown bluesmen Ralph Rush, Jack Roy and Mississippi Conjure.

Boogie in the Barnyard
When: 
Friday, September 30 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Peter Welch
Category: 
Jazz

Join Peter Welch of "Nothin' But the Blues" for 2 hours of animal-themed songs...ee-i-ee-i-o!

Soul Alive!
When: 
Friday, September 30 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Killer live performances from the greatest soul performers ever, including James Brown, Otis Redding, Etta James, Ike & Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and even Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings at WTJU!

Saturday, October 01Back to Top
Battle Royale: String vs. Jug (Band)
When: 
Saturday, October 01 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Peter Jones & Joe Ayers
Category: 
Jazz

Leftover Biscuits serves up the ultimate challenge pitting the older and more established string band music against the young (well, younger) sounds of jug band. Who will come out on top in this musical free for all? Will the Dallas String Band come out swinging, or will Cannon's Jug Stompers blow the strings down for the count? Your generous pledges of support will be the deciding factor when these two early blues styles get into the ring for the ultimate musical match.

Jazz plus Samba = Bossa Nova
When: 
Saturday, October 01 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
John Simonette
Category: 
Jazz

In the early 1960's, a new sound blending cool jazz with the Brazilian samba burst upon the world jazz scene. Popularly known as "bossa nova" which means "new trend" in Brazil, it has become an enduring form of jazz music, contributing its style and many songs to the standard jazz repertoire. This segment will showcase many pioneers of bossa nova, including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Carlos Lyra, Luis Bonfa, Stan Getz and Charley Byrd. Also, we will feature many of today's groups that have incorporated the bossa nova into their jazz menus.

Live Hard Bop
When: 
Saturday, October 01 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Sean Grzegorczyk
Category: 
Jazz

Live Hard Bop recordings from Sonny Rollins to Miles Davis, John Coltrane to Joe Henderson, and so much more.

Monk's Tenors
When: 
Saturday, October 01 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

John Coltrane's career pivoted on the 6 months he spent with Monk. Sonny Rollins incubated his prodigious talent in the quartet. Johnny Griffin and Charlie Rouse did their best work within Monk's favorite combo - the tenor quartet. Toss in a little Coleman Hawkins and let it cook.

Jazz Guitar
When: 
Saturday, October 01 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka
Category: 
Jazz

The term jazz guitar may refer to either a type of guitar or to the variety of guitar playing styles used in the various genres which are commonly termed jazz. "The jazz-type guitar was born as a result of using electric amplification to increase the volume of conventional acoustic guitars. Conceived in the early 1930s, the electric guitar became a necessity as jazz musicians sought to amplify their sound." We'll amplify on the style of the jazz guitar, for Charlie Christian to Kurt Rosenwinkle, from Wes Montgomery and Herb Ellis to John Scofield and Pat Metheny, featuring live performances where possible.

Hipsters in the House
When: 
Saturday, October 01 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Jazz

Check the voutest, absolute o'rooney-most jivers on any scene as they lamp you to the scoop that'll flip your knob to the center of the loop! Lampifications from Mr. Hi-De-Ho (that Calloway named Cab), Slim McVouty Gaillard, Babs Gonzales, Harry the Hipster, Tom Waits and other more recent cats like Chuck E. Weiss, Royal Crown Revue, and Bellevue Cadillac. Two hours that even for the unbooted will cover all spots. Live as it gonna be!

The Beauty of Dawn Thompson
When: 
Saturday, October 01 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Rus Perry & John D'earth
Category: 
Jazz

Possessed of a graceful beauty of lyric and delivery, vocalist Dawn Thompson has brought her unique musical gifts to numerous projects with John D'earth and friends. John will join host Rus Perry in celebration of one of the great ladies on the scene.

Airto's 70th Birthday Party
When: 
Saturday, October 01 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary
Category: 
Jazz

Help celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the most prolific and important percussionists in the history of jazz, Airto Moreira. Born in Brazil in 1941, Airto (pronounced eye-ear-toe) was brought to the attention of Miles Davis in the late 60's, and was hired by Miles to play on the Bitches Brew sessions. From there Airto's career took off, and he lent his rich array of percussion sounds to other groundbreaking recordings including Chick Corea's Return to Forever, and the first Weather Report album. Airto's popularity led Downbeat magazine to create the "Best Percussionist" category for its Reader's and Critic's Polls in 1973. Gary will play selections from the above recordings along with others from Airto both as a leader and as co-leader with his wife, vocalist Flora Purim. We'll also sample a few of the hundreds of recordings Airto made with other artists, including Joni Mitchell, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Simon and John McLaughlin. Call in a pledge to request your favorites.

Jazz/Rock: Black 'n White XRoads
When: 
Saturday, October 01 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ponch McPhee
Category: 
Jazz

Exploring the influence across black n white culture through the years, of jazz/rock influences ~ Taking you down the pathway on a journey of outstanding jazz/rock fusion ~ birthed by talented artists including Cobham, Klemmer, Coryell, Miles, Zappa, Monk & more ~ the internal XRoads of black n white jazz/rock influence ~ still felt and reflected upon even today in popular music ~ heard only right here at ~ WTJU Charlottesville ~ The Sound Choice in Central Virginia ~

Sunday, October 02Back to Top
In the Old Testament Spirit
When: 
Sunday, October 02 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Rebecca Foster & Rus Perry
Category: 
Jazz

Noah, Jonah, Ananais, Joshua, Ezekiel, Moses, Elijah, Jacob, Pharoah, Sampson, Delilah, Daniel, Jezebel and Shadrack are just a few of the people that play parts in the powerful Old Testament stories. These are stories of courage, faith, foolishness and sin. We’ll bring out all the best gospel songs that feature the lessons and warnings told in these grand old stories.

Duke Pearson: The Other Duke
When: 
Sunday, October 02 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
The Jazz Czar
Category: 
Jazz

The Jazz Czar explores the other Duke in jazz music, songwriter, pianist, arranger & Blue Note producer, Duke Pearson, and a new Duke Pearson tribute just released by the big band Swingadelic. The show will also feature music preformed by Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, and Grant Green in addition to Duke himself.

Live recordings from ECM - Label of the Year
When: 
Sunday, October 02 11:00AM
Hosted by: 
Steve Huff & Sean Grzegorczyk
Category: 
Jazz

The German ECM label - Manfred's Eicher's Editions of Contemporary Music - has been winning all the awards recently for label of the year in the jazz industry. Known for the studio "ECM sound"- ethereal and crystalline - the label has also issued a number of live recordings that are surprising rough and raucous. We will dip into the ECM vault and sample recordings by Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Jan Garbarek, Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie and some surprising sessions that include other contemporary musicians such as John Scofield and Bill Frisell who are not usually associated with the label.

The B3 Organ
When: 
Sunday, October 02 01:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gerald Watts
Category: 
Jazz

As has been tradition over the years, the jazz fundraiser would not be complete without 2 hours of the Hammond B3. Hear the greats and some up-and-comers. Guaranteed to keep your toes tapping.

Alligator Blues
When: 
Sunday, October 02 03:00PM
Hosted by: 
Joe Oddo
Category: 
Jazz

WTJU is all about the music. During our fall jazz marathon we celebrate artists that have dedicated their hearts and souls to entertain and enlighten music lovers over generations. Tune in for a tribute to the genuine house-rockers that brought you blues and roots rock from the Alligator Record Label. Over 100 guitar lords and vocal volcanoes have produced hits with Alligator during its 40-year span. Today they are still thriving and still independent. Tune in to hear many WTJU favorites from Roy Buchannan to Marcia Ball. From James Cotton to Tommy Castro. Son Seals, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor and many more will grace the airwaves with your host Jus' Jo.

Memorable Live Blues Concerts
When: 
Sunday, October 02 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood
Category: 
Jazz

Show will include BB King, Muddy Waters, Bloomfield & Kooper, on and on. Recorded live blues concerts from Newport to the Fillmore West.

LIVE in the Studio: Rick Olivarez Trio
When: 
Sunday, October 02 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
David Soyka
Category: 
Jazz

It's time for gypsy music, from Django to Gorgol Bordello. Featuring the Rick Olivarez Trio playing live in the studio with Rick himself picking out his favorite gypsy swing tunes. We'll be passing around the hat for your contributions to the cause.

Country Blues Today
When: 
Sunday, October 02 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Bill Adams
Category: 
Jazz

Acoustic blues is alive and well in the 21st century. Tune in for a who's who of the best in country blues music today.

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