Free Bridge Quintet “Off To See The Wizard” at The Stage, July 1

The Free Bridge Quintet is hitting the yellow brick road to The Stage at WTJU Thursday afternoon, July 1, to go track by track through their album, Off To See The Wizard during Folk & Beyond.  If you have been vaccinated, you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this special event.  WTJU is located at 2244 Ivy Road in Charlottesville, right next door to Vivace.

Folk & Beyond airs Thursday afternoon from 4-7 (edt) at 91.1 FM, streaming at, or by asking your smart speaker to “Play WTJU.”

The Free Bridge Quintet is the faculty jazz quintet of the University of Virginia Department of Music. Founded in 1997, it features Jeff Decker on saxophones, Robert Jospé on the drums, Peter Spaar on bass, John D’earth on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Bob Hallahan on piano. The quintet has been a staple of the UVA/Charlottesville jazz scene, and of the greater Central Virginia jazz scene, for two decades. Its members are internationally recognized jazz performers and recording artists.

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