• Marathons are Back! Jazz Marathon Sept 26 – Oct 2

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    You asked for it and we responded! One-week marathons are back on WTJU: seven days devoted to one genre — and supporting great community radio! We’re kicking off the return to Marathons with a full week of Jazz & Blues: September 26th through October 2nd. View the full schedule online or download it as a […]

  • Bobby Read Stops by Jazz Messenger on June 17

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    Image from Anteroom event page Composer, producer, and musician Bobby Read will join the Jazz Messenger this Friday morning to play tracks off his latest album, “Saturn Blue” as well as talk about his upcoming performance this Sunday at the Anteroom. Bobby will play alongside Jonah Kane-West, Randy Johnston, Robert Jospé, and Randall Pharr. In his […]

  • WTJU Jazz Summer Pledge Drive Programs

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    WTJU wraps up this fiscal year with its Summer Pledge Drive (albeit in the spring), coming up May 31-June 6. Below is a breakdown of all the Jazz programs. You can also click on a specific day to go to the full schedule, which includes individual show descriptions. If you enjoy what we bring you […]

  • WTJU Presents Allison Miller and Boom Tic Boom May 3rd

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    Picture taken by the Lincoln Center The star-studded jazz sextet Boom Tic Boom will perform in concert Tuesday May 3rd at The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, sponsored by WTJU and The Charlottesville Jazz Society.  The group is on tour to promote their latest release, Otis Was a Polar Bear, which includes all original material composed […]

  • jazz adds april 25, 2016

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    david murray+geri allen+terri lyne carrington.  perfection.  motema.  tribute to innovator ornette coleman from david murray, tenor +bass clarinet;  geri allen, queen of the piano;  and terri lyne carrington@drums.  quality material all around, especially folk song barbara allen which the late charlie haden (inspired by years with ornette)  brought to geri allen’s earlier trio ;  centerpiece, […]

  • jazz adds february 28, 2016

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    nolatet.  dogs.  royal potato family.  Elegant and graceful, but forward, the way we like our New Orleans music;  this collaboration of  Crescent City equals includes three percussions– brian haas on piano; johnny vidacovich (astral project)@drums; mike dillon, vibraphone plus  astral bandmate james singleton, bowing and thrumping the upright bass.  new wine from bold, vigorous grapes;  […]