Mon Sep 24

6am Non-Standards jazz
Hosted by Eric Brandt

Everything old is new again…the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 1959 hit “Take Five” has been rearranged by a group called The String Cheese Incident.  Billy Paige’s 1964 song “The ‘In’ Crowd” is now performed by Cheap Trick. No joke. Johnny Mercer’s 1941 old chestnut  “I Remember You,” is sung by the 21-year-old winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Jazzmeia Horn.  And imagine the Great American Songbook rendered by jazz groups from South Africa, Japan, Norway, and Brazil. In this show we’ll play the tunes you love, performed like you’ve never heard them before.

9am Lost & Found: Grant Green jazz
Hosted by Larry Minnick

The jazz guitarist Grant Green, an iconic player with music you may have never heard before.

12pm Soul Keeps Rollin' jazz
Hosted by Lindsay Dorrier and the Rum Cove

Over the last 15 years as Soul and R&B's fortunes revived with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and other great new acts, the original artists from the golden era brought their talents to new recordings. Join Lindsay Dorrier and the Rum Cove for two hours of great new soul music featuring such stars as Solomon Burke, Booker T, Candi Staton, Bobby Womack, Clarence Carter, Bobby Purify and many more to bring the music we all love right up to date!

2pm Stuff Smith's Violin Tendencies jazz
Hosted by Jackson Boylan

Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith, known better as Stuff Smith, was one of the preeminent American Jazz violinists. Perhaps known best for the song, "If You're a Viper," he performed with all sorts of jazz luminaries such as Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Jonah Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, and of course Stephane Grapelli. One of his biggest fans, Central Virginia's own Jackson Boylan, will pick out some of his favorites on the first day of this year's WTJU Jazz Marathon.

4pm The Free Bridge Quintet – The Lost Cabell Hall Recordings jazz
Hosted by John D'earth and Russell Perry

For over 25 years, the UVa Faculty Jazz Quintet has been thrilling audiences twice a year in performances at Cabell Hall, which have been recorded, and although not really lost, have never been released nor broadcast … until now. Revisit the great music of our own world-class treasures: John D’earth – trumpet, Jeff Decker – reeds, Bob Hallahan / Wells Hanley / Butch Taylor – piano, Pete Spaar – bass, and Robert Jospé – percussion.

7pm The Heptatonic Jazz Quintet: Live in the Studio jazz
Hosted by Gary Funston

After participating in the Charlottesville jazz scene for over ten years, bass player Bob DuCharme had written enough songs that he wanted to make a permanent record of them. The result is the new CD "Gin and Heptatonic." Along with Bob on bass, The Heptatonic Jazz Quintet is sax and flute player Aaron Spring, trumpeter Brandon Rose, Vibes player Trevor Williams, and Drummer Nick Maglione. Vocalist Dick Orange will sing on a couple of tunes as well. The group will perform songs from the new CD live on WTJU.

8pm All About that Bass (Clarinet) jazz
Hosted by Michelle Oliva and David Moltz

The bass clarinet is often lost in the shuffle among woodwind instruments featured in jazz. Many of those who play the instrument consider it secondary or tertiary to their playing saxophone, flute, or clarinet. This show focuses on those masters who found the instrument's soul and brought it to the fore as jazz soloists, including Eric Dolphy, Bennie Maupin, and many others. Local bass clarinetist, Michelle Oliva, from Angela on the Arts, will co-host and bring her mastery of the instrument in a jazz setting to the show.

10pm Japanese Jazz Vol.2 jazz
Hosted by Freddie Jin

Over the years, the rising interest in Japanese Jazz deep diggin' has been a phenomenon among the community for fans and collectors. Once obscure and almost impossible to find, many are now available in print and celebrated by people all over the world. Following a well-received J-Jazz program last marathon, Freddie is back with another two hours of high-energy Sakura sounds.

Tue Sep 25

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

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

6am Horace Silver, the Grandpop of Hardbop jazz
Hosted by Tim Beeghly

The leading composer and a pioneer of Hardbop, Horace Silver was at ease combining elements of other music genres such as R&B and Gospel with Jazz. His funky, unique and infectious piano playing style set a standard for many pianists to follow. Join Tim Beeghly as he celebrates the music of the most famous hardbop pianist, composer and band leader from the 1950's, 60's and 70's.

9am Two Sides of Jive jazz
Hosted by Professor Bebop

The Professor studies the aspects of JIVE looking at the notions of COOL or HOT, uncovering who’s HIP or a DRIP, with samples of wannabes versus never-gonna-bes. Musical examples abound.

12pm Joan Fenton's House Concerts: The Blues jazz
Hosted by Joan Fenton and Sandy Snyder

Local entrepreneur, former radio disc jockey, musician and producer of house concerts, Joan Fenton will co-host with Sandy Snyder some of the blues acts that have played her house concerts such as Gaye Adegbalola of Saffire, Phil Wiggins, pianist Erwin Helfer, and many others.

2pm Sinatra Swings Anew! jazz
Hosted by Sally Morgan and Brad Sayler

Want a clue to guess Frank Sinatra’s first big hit? He has the distinction of singing this song, the first Billboard #1 single! The year was 1940. It sold 900,00 copies – imagine that! The medium: RADIO. But many of his early songs were lost after that... never heard, never released. We’ve found and will play those masterful gems, some with his friends you’ll recognize. Oh, yeah, the clue: You will SMILE AGAIN when you tune in to this Sinatrathon during our Jazz Marathon!

4pm Blues: New & Lost Treasures from the Virginia Folklife Vaults jazz
Hosted by Jon Lohman and the Rum Cove

Jon Lohman, director of the Virginia Folklife Program, co-hosts with the Rum Cove as they play new recordings and long lost treasures from their vaults of recorded music from the bluesy side of the tracks.

7pm Randy Johnston Trio: Live in the Studio jazz
Hosted by Brian Keena

Local jazz guitarist Randy Johnston is joined by Hammond B3 organist Jonah Kane-West and drummer Robert Jospé for an hour of live music intended to make you wanna empty your pockets for this community-driven radio station.

8pm The Jazz That Makes Jim Happy jazz
Hosted by Jim Ralston and Gerald Watts

Jim Ralston has been a drummer in the Cville area for quite a long time. Wolves of Azure to Baaba Seth to the Guano Boys and the Gladstones. Tune in and see what jazz makes him happy. Jim will decide what and Gerald will ask why.

10pm Finding Billy Harper jazz
Hosted by Michael Kidd

Lost in the jazz sea of high-profile sax players is the low-profile but high-caliber Billy Harper. We’ll find him together as we explore his spiritual sound as leader, with a small side of his side work.

Wed Sep 26

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

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

6am Alive! and Uppity! jazz
Hosted by Sandy Snyder

Sandy will feature music by two all female groups: the jazz ensemble “Alive!” and “Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women.” She'll follow individual members after the groups broke up (“lost”) as well as reunions and renewed (“found”) combinations of artists who have performed with various members of these two groups.  She will be especially focusing on the works of two artists: Saffire member, Gaye Adegbalola, and Alive! lead vocalist, Rhiannon.

9am Exploring the Music of Jeff Decker jazz
Hosted by Jeff Decker and David Eisenman

Professor Decker will spend three hours with us playing music from past and present. He will debut his new recording and bring to the airwaves lost treasures from past unreleased recordings, including some with bebop pianist Hod O'Brien. And maybe he'll bring his saxophone with him.

12pm Jazz Divas jazz
Hosted by Louise Largiadèr and Russell Perry

Jazz has provided a musical home for many larger-than-life women with attitudes. Louise Largiadèr, co-host of Wild Women and Friends, and Jazz at 100’s Russell Perry collaborate to present the outsized personalities of Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Anita O’Day, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Abbey Lincoln and other Jazz Divas, with a special tribute to the jazzy side of Aretha Franklin.

2pm The Lone Wolf: Howlin' Wolf jazz
Hosted by Space Cadet Kelly

Chester Arthur Burnett definitely strayed from the pack with his unique vocals. His trademark howl set him apart from other vocalists of his time and inspired generations of vocalists after him.

4pm Lost - Re-imagined - And Found Again: The New Swing Era of the 1990’s jazz
Hosted by Professor Bebop

Professor Bebop takes you back to the swingin’ nineties, when swing once again put a dip in our national hip and a glide in our slide. The return of the big pants dance when “cutting a rug” didn’t require a blade. It’s the swank of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Swingerhead, Lee Press-On and the Nails and the Royal Crown Revue.

7pm Royce Campbell, Bob Bowen & Jim Howe: Live in the Studio jazz
Hosted by Brian Keena

We are very pleased to have guitarist Royce Campbell play with the rhythm section of Bob Bowen on bass and Jim Howe on drums, providing jazz entertainment for your pledges of support… for a radio station that still plays live jazz on the radio!

8pm A Tribute to Jack Johnson with Jamal Millner jazz
Hosted by Jamal Millner with Gary and Steve

Guitarist Jamal Millner will play and discuss selections from Miles Davis' 1971 fusion classic, "A Tribute to Jack Johnson." He'll also have his guitar with him to help demonstrate some of Miles' motifs. Jamal will find some rare outtakes to entice your pledges. Gary and Steve will host.

10pm The Complete ESP-Disk Story jazz
Hosted by Freddie Jin

Recognized as one of the very defining sounds of Free Jazz since the late 60s, the story behind ESP is much more difficult and cruel than a simple conclusion on historical importance and commercial failure. Founder Bernard Stollman passed away in 2015 and left the label somehow well in hand. Will the future be rewritten this time?

Thu Sep 27

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

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

6am Jazz Between the Wars jazz
Hosted by Terry Carpenter

Do you remember Abe Lyman and his California Ambassador Hotel Orchestra? How about Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy, or Ben Bernie and his Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra, or even Duke Ellington and the Harlem Footwarmers? Tune in for two hours of dance music from before WWII. You can help us put on the Ritz with Earl Burtnett's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra and many other bands of the 1920's and 30's.

9am Lost and Mythical Places  jazz
Hosted by Dan Chaldekas

Take a musical journey to lost lands and mythical places -- Atlantis, El Dorado, Cantaloupe Island, and the Bermuda Triangle; with Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Gill Evans and others.

12pm The Golden Age of Jump Blues jazz
Hosted by Lonesome George

Jump blues - jump, as in can't sit still - evolved from big band jazz and boogie woogie, becoming very popular in the '40's and early '50's and is considered one of the main roots of R&B and rock 'n roll. Join us for two hours of the very best of that era's jump blues as we revisit that lively music during the Jazz Marathon.

2pm The Sonny Rollins Trios with Charles Owens jazz
Hosted by Charles Owens and Russell Perry

Playing saxophone in a trio setting, without piano or guitar to provide the structure of chords, is both challenging and liberating, and Sonny Rollins is one of the most accomplished in this format. Saxophone maestro Charles Owens will curate the presentation of sixty years of great trios from Sonny Rollins.

4pm Musical Influences of the Jon Spear Band jazz
Hosted by Jon Spear Band and the Juddermeister

The Jon Spear Band can be adventurous in its musical tastes, but never strays very far from the blues roots that provide the foundation for the band's music. Join the Juddermeister with the band for a three-hour meet & greet where you will hear from the band members as they share their musical influences and discuss their music. You can catch the Jon Spear Band in person performing on October 27th, the final night of WTJU's Freefall concert series.

7pm Waverly Milor & $12 Bacon: Live in the Studio jazz
Hosted by Professor Bebop

Local blues singer and harmonica player Wave Milor brings his newest band $12 Bacon to the airwaves for an hour live performance. The band includes Stuart Holme on bass, Jim Howe on drums, and guitarist Larry Bisgaier. It sounds expensive but I think you'll find it finger-lickin' good.

8pm Chicago Blues Families jazz
Hosted by Jay Hertel

More than just the seventh son, this show will explore the music of Chicago blues families including fathers and sons like Muddy Waters and Mud Morganfield, Luther & Bernard Allison, Carey & Lurie Bell, Lonnie Brooks & Ronnie and Wayne Baker Brooks, brothers Buddy & Phil Guy and Syl & Jimmy Johnson, and extended families like JB Hutto & Lil’ Ed Williams.

10pm Cyro Baptista jazz
Hosted by Shea Butter

Downbeat Magazine has named Brazilian percussionist and band leader Cyro Baptista the Best Jazz Percussionist many times. The show will highlight his work as a band leader (Beat the Donkey, Banquet of the Spirits...), as well as collaborations with a range of other artists (Paul Simon, John Zorn, Wynton Marsalis, etc).

Fri Sep 28

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

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

6am Evolution of Big Band Jazz jazz
Hosted by Tim Snider

From its antecedents in early jazz through the Swing Era to its recent flowering in the avant garde, the sound of big band jazz will be the feature of this early morning extravaganza during the 2018 Jazz Marathon.  Tim Snider, host of WTJU’s Sunday Opera Matinee, presents his favorite selections.  Tune in, enjoy the sounds of big bands old and new, and pledge your support to WTJU.

9am Wailing on the Hammond B3 - Great Organ Combos jazz
Hosted by Jonah Kane-West with Russell Perry and Brian Keena

This week on Jazz at 100 Russell Perry presents the 1960s Soul Jazz of the B3 pioneers.  For the Jazz Marathon, Jazz Messenger Brian Keena will join to bring us up to date with current B3 heroes.  From Jimmy Smith to Joey DeFrancesco to Jonah Kane-West.

12pm It’s a World of Jazz: Great Jazz from Around the Globe jazz
Hosted by John Bates

The language of jazz reverberates around the planet as musicians and singers play the standards and improvise live performances.

2pm Earl Palmer: Give Me The Backbeat! jazz
Hosted by TA Anderson, Steve Dressel, and the Juddermeister

His drums laid the backbeat for the birth of rock. Earl Palmer, a New Orleans drummer who provided the distinctive backbeat for seminal rock 'n' roll songs by Fats Domino and Little Richard, then traveled west to become one of Hollywood's busiest session drummers.

4pm Not Just For Campfires jazz
Hosted by Louise Largiadèr and Johnny Bishop

Louise will be joined by renowned band leader and harmonica player (and fellow DJ!) Johnny Bishop for three hours of jazz and blues music featuring the mouth harp. If you think harmonicas are mainly for western movies, find out more about this remarkable music maker! You'll hear tunes by Toots, Tommy, Charlie, Gregoire, and Stevie, and be introduced to artists that you really should know about.

7pm Greg Duncan Trio: Live in the Studio jazz
Hosted by Gary Funston

Greg Duncan is a professional jazz trumpet player, and has recently moved to Charlottesville from Chicago. Greg graduated from the highly respected jazz program at the University of North Texas, and has toured the US and Japan with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as composer, arranger and soloist. His most recent recording is "Unification." He will be making his WTJU debut, performing live with some of Charlottesville's best jazz players.

8pm The Blues is….: Songs About “The Blues” jazz
Hosted by Peter Welch

A musical search into the subject of “The Blues.”

10pm NRBQ jazz
Hosted by Dave Donahue

For nearly 50 years, the “best bar band in the world” has delivered its unique version of rhythm and blues. C’Mon Everybody, grab an RC Cola and a Moon Pie and check out NRBQ on a special edition of The Kitchen Sink, Friday night at 10pm as the WTJU Jazz Marathon continues.

Sat Sep 29

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

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

6am Leftover Beignets jazz
Hosted by Paul Josey

Exploring early New Orleans jazz and the places it traveled from the 1917 until 1930, we’ll hear from the early heavy hitters of the scene that helped introduce jazz to a larger audience. From King Oliver and Kid Ory to Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines, it is sure to be a rich and sweet start to your weekend.

8am It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing jazz
Hosted by John Jensen and Brad Sayler

Rhythm is the heartbeat that propels every great jazz performance. From Milt Hinton to Ray Brown; from Duke Ellington's "Money Jungle"  with Charlie Mingus and Max Roach to Oscar Peterson's iconic trio. Join us as we listen to incredible rhythm sections that drive America's music.

10am Great Drummers Rediscovered jazz
Hosted by Jim Howe and Aaron/JazzCzar

Local drummer Jim Howe features some of the world's great drummers on recordings that may need a little dusting off, or are not necessarily in the jazz mainstream.

12pm Born To Play The Horn: The Brass Section in Jamaican Soul/Jazz jazz
Hosted by Goldfinger

Originating from the unfortunate/fortunate lads at Alpha Boys School, where the Catholic sisters put instruments in the hands of raw talent, who went on to progress from ska to the funk of reggae... we spend two hours putting the Glide in the Stride of roots music: the Brass Section... Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez. Rambo Robinson. Tommy McCook. Roland Alphonso. Dave Madden. Dean Fraser. A Cast Of Brass. Support the only place where you can hear this. Because… the Music Goes ‘Round-and-‘Round. It comes out here.

2pm World Galaxy: The Music of Alice Coltrane jazz
Hosted by John Fisher

A big journey through Alice Coltrane's career from 1968-2004. Piano, harp, and jazz electronica.

4pm A Tale of Two Toms jazz
Hosted by David Soyka

Some fans thought that Tom Waits lost it when he shed his jazzy hungover beatnik persona in favor of a character out of Threepenny Opera, though others might say this was when Waits truly found his voice. For those who appreciate both versions of Tom, they are just flip sides of the same coin. Which side are you on? We’ll compare and contrast the jazzy Tom with the Brechtian Tom, and you can vote your preference. Only those who call in a pledge are eligible to vote.

6pm Jazz is Dead jazz
Hosted by Shea Butter

You love Jazz. You love the Grateful Dead. Jimmy Herring. Enough said.

8pm Syncopation Station jazz
Hosted by Darby Wootten

We will explore displaced beats, unusual accents, and poly-rhythms that push the boundary of unpredictability. Is it possible to groove on the downbeat AND the offbeat? Why have one beat when you can have 5? These questions will be asked, but not necessarily answered, on Syncopation Station!

10pm Cumbiatopia jazz
Hosted by Trey P

Psychedelic Cumbia, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Banda, Norteno and Other Far Out and Lively Sounds From the Deep South

Sun Sep 30

12am Jazz at 100 jazz
Hosted by Russell Perry

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

6am The Soul of Gospel jazz
Hosted by Rebecca Foster

Soul music owes so much to gospel music. Many great singers in the soul and R&B world got their start in the church. We’ll listen to the beloved, recently departed Aretha Franklin, and her gospel influences. Also Sam Cooke, Aaron Neville, Lou Rawls, Irma Thomas, Fontella Bass and many more soulful singers will contribute their gospel sounds.

8am The Gospel Music of Thomas A. Dorsey jazz
Hosted by Terry Carpenter

Georgia Tom Dorsey started his career in the 1920's, writing and performing blues songs like "It's Tight Like That." Thomas Andrew Dorsey would later be known as the "The Father of Black Gospel Music" and become the Music Director of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago. His song, "Take my Hand, Precious Lord," would be the favorite of Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us as we play the gospel music of Thomas Dorsey. All part of the 2018 Jazz Marathon.

10am Miles & Trane jazz
Hosted by Aaron/JazzCzar

Classic tracks from Miles Davis and John Coltrane including the recently released "Final Tour" and the newly discovered "The Lost Album: Both Directions at Once."

12pm Dave Holland Retrospective jazz
Hosted by Sean and Steve

Jazz bassist Dave Holland is known for the lyricism of his playing, for his mentoring of younger players, and for his humility as a bandleader. Holland began his career in England as a teenager and moved to the U.S. on the promise of a gig with Miles Davis. Since then, he's stayed put on these shores, developing a solid career as a jazz bassist's bassist and releasing a prodigious stream of albums.  This show will feature works as a leader, side projects (Gateway) and collaborations (Miles Davis).

2pm Jazz Meets Blue jazz
Hosted by Jus Joe

John Coltrane's "Blue Train," Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue," the record label "Blue Note." The list goes on and on. What's the reason behind the word "blue" and the Jazz genre being so closely tied? Jus Joe explores that when Jazz meets Blue.

4pm Fleetwood Mac's Guitar Trio jazz
Hosted by Dusty Garwood

Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan all walked away from international stardom at the height of their powers with Fleetwood Mac in the early 70's. However, for their own reasons, they eventually came back to restart their musical careers. Dusty plays Fleetwood Mac from their Blues days to the early 70's as well as their individual later recordings. R.I.P. Danny Kirwan!

7pm Bobby Read & the Baobab Trio: Live in the Studio jazz
Hosted by Professor Bebop

A relatively new trio - Bobby Read on soprano sax, Peter Richardson on guitar, and Loren Oppenheimer on tabla - brings its music to the airwaves for your enjoyment in hopes of your pledging support for WTJU.

8pm Lost But Not Forgotten  jazz
Hosted by Bill Adams

Remember Henry Thomas, Gus Canon, or Kid Ory? Most people don't. Old records often get lost for decades, and the people who made them vanish into obscurity until their songs are rediscovered and made new by younger artists who won't let them be forgotten. Listen to the great hits of a rock and roll generation whose roots stretch back to the forgotten days of the early 20th century on Lost but Not Forgotten.

10pm Dr. Funkenstein: George Clinton jazz
Hosted by Don Harrison

The Radio Wowsville space cadets close out this year's jazz marathon with three hours of the cosmic funkmaster and his bands Parliament and Funkadelic plus the rare jams, the deep cuts, the offshoots and solo tracks, and the samples. Even Sir Nose is going to tune into this one.