WTJU 2015 Jazz Marathon August 27-30

WTJU invites you to join our 2nd line and parade through the 2015 Jazz Marathon, coming down your street August 27th through 30th. This year’s marathon will not be a fundraiser, just four full days of the music of New Orleans in recognition of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

So prepare to immerse yourself in the joyous sounds of brass bands, zydeco, Cajun, blues, gospel and the many other styles that has come to be known and loved as New Orleans music.

Just a few of the special programs you can look forward to include:

Buzzard Hollow Boy TA Anderson mixing up the music of Louis’ Armstrong and Prima

Sam Uppala taking you on a musical tour of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

The Jazz Messenger’s feature on Piano Professors, with special guest piano professor Monika Herzig. Monika is here visiting from Indiana University in advance of her concert Friday night at UVA, co-sponsored by WTJU.

The Judy Chops will be putting on a special Lambeth Live concert, and you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this FREE concert broadcast.  (Details)

For you night owls, check out the overnight documentary broadcasts on Guitar Slim, Earl King, James Booker and other New Orleans legends.

The festivities kick off with a preview on Left of Cool Wednesday morning (August 26), as Larry welcomes Jon Lohman, Director of the Virginia Folklife Program, to talk about his experiences in the Crescent City, and play his favorite tunes.

So mark your calendars now for uninterrupted radio listening Thursday, August 27th through Sunday, August 28th on 91.1 FM in Charlottesville, 102.9 in Richmond and right here on wtju.net.

 

Schedule:

Wednesday – August 26

Thursday – August 27

Friday – August 28

Saturday – August 29

Sunday – August 30


Wednesday – August 26

Jon Lohman & New Orleans – Larry Minnick

10am – 12pm

Larry will preview the upcoming jazz marathon and will be joined by special guest Jon Lohman, Program Director of the Virginia Folklife Program and the Folklife Festival. He and Larry will discuss Jon’s experiences in New Orleans and play their favorite Crescent City tunes.

 

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Thursday – August 27

Gumbo Ya-Ya – Dan Chaldekas

6am – 9am

A musical tour of the Cuisine of New Orleans: Red Beans and Rice, Crawfish, Gumbo, and more! From Dr. John, Steve Turre, Marcia Ball, Horace Silver and many others.



Ooh Poo Pah Doo: N’awlins’ Nonsensical Song Titles – DJ Verb & The Juddermeister

9am – 12pm

Maybe it was the Mardi Gras Indians’ influence, but there are more great nonsensical song titles in the Crescent City R&B songbook than anywhere else, and the Juddermeister will be featuring all that can fit into three hours with Big Easy artists such as Fats Domino, Chris Kenner, Lloyd Price, Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, and many more… great googa mooga you dinky doo! Yes, it is a revival of the original broadcast from 2011 but we will be spending twice the time.



NOLA – The Foundations of Funk – Professor Bebop

12pm – 2pm

Where did this funk form? Must be that rumba beat – syncopated and amalgamated oh how sweet! Huey Smith, Ernie K-Doe, Meters, Nevilles, Galactic and a whole lot more, so be prepared to shake your back door and step your flats across the floor.



Henry Butler & Kermit Ruffins – Freddie Freeroamer

2pm – 4pm

Both New Orleans’ musical icons, one on piano the other on trumpet… both with karisma and spunk. Freddie Freeroamer will provide two hours of their best performances



Lafayette & Acadiana Have It All… – Peter Jones

4pm – 6pm

Ten years ago many of New Orleans’ residents escaped to Lafayette during the storm. Just two hours away from the crescent city, Lafayette and the surrounding community are home to some of the finest Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and, yes, even Jazz acts. There’s a reason its nickname is the “Hub City.”



Variety of Music from Nola Jazz and Heritage Festival – Sam Uppala & Gary

6pm – 8pm

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has a multitude of stages where artists from many genres are featured every year. A sampling of the artists and their music in the 2014 Fest are highlighted in this two-hour program. This illustrates the diversity of music and the current direction of the programming for this Festival.



Marsalis: The First Family of New Orleans – Tim Beeghly

8pm – 10pm

From the youngest son Jason (drummer) to father Ellis (piano) and Jason’s brothers Delfeayo (trombone), Wynton (trumpet), and Branford (saxophones) in between, the name Marsalis has created unique and lasting jazz music for over 50 years. Inspired as children by the music of the local Baptist church that they attended in home town New Orleans, the sons – especially Wynton and Branford – have become world-class musicians as well as band and orchestra leaders. Join Tim Beeghly as he celebrates the Marsalis family.



Let It Slide: The New Orleans Trombone Show – Jay Hertel

10pm – 12am

From the early jazz of Kid Ory to the current funk rock of Trombone Shorty, this show will feature the cream of New Orleans’ trombonists. Tune in and let the good times slide.

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Friday – August 28

New Orleans Documentaries Overnight – Pre-recorded

12am – 6am

All-night documentaries of New Orleans artists and nightlife. The special documentaries will include Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones, Earl King, James Booker, Chris Kenner, jazzmen Jonathan Freilich and James Black along with the story of the New Orleans nightclub, the Dew Drop Inn.



A City Called New Orleans – Sandy Snyder & Joyce Dudek

6am – 9am

On this tenth anniversary of devastating hurricane Katrina, we celebrate the Birthplace of Jazz and its renewal and recovery. Tune in as we bring you Wild Women (and friends) like Marcia Ball, Ida Cox, Maria Muldaur and others performing songs about New Orleans and Louisiana.



New Orleans Piano Professors with special guest Monika Herzig – Brian Keena

9am – 12pm

Join the Jazz Messenger as he runs the gamut of piano professors from New Orleans, from Jelly Roll Morton and Tuts Washington to modern masters such as Henry Butler, David Torkanowsky, and Davel Crawford. Of course, there will be a smattering of tunes from Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Art Neville, Champion Jack Dupree and many more. So cook up some red beans and rice, grab some dough, and get on down to WTJU for some Professor Longhair. Additionally, Monika Herzig will be live in the studio to talk about her favorite piano players from New Orleans and about her gig with the C-ville Jazz Society.



New Orleans: Caribbean City – Bruce Penner & Lesly Gourdet

12pm – 2pm

The Caribbean roots of New Orleans Mardi Gras will be explored, with special emphasis on the music of the Mardi Gras Indians and the Carnaval music of Haiti.



Jump City: Willy DeVille in New Orleans – Charles Peale & The Juddermeister

2pm – 4pm

Singer/songwriter/bandleader Willy DeVille spent a number of years living in New Orleans and making music before he left the country to become a Euopean rock superstar (unfortunately he was never well received by the US music machine). Charles & The Juddermeister will serve up some crescent city gold from Willy with all the usual characters including Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Big Chief Bo Dollis, and Mark Knopfler.



New Orleans Drummers – Gerald Watts

4pm – 6pm

Ever wonder who is keeping that second line beat going? Or maybe who is funking it up behind the kit? Then tune in for two hours of the best drummers the Crescent City has to offer such as Mean Willy Green, Zigaboo Modeliste, Joe Morris, James Black and many others.



Boogaloo – Miss Annie D & Dave Cantor

6pm – 8pm

The cultural whirl that created jazz didn’t end after Louis decamped for Chicago and then New York. Instead, his departure, as well as other players’ ascendance, served to further expand the genre, planting it in endlessly fertile soils in which other musics and rhythms were already germinating. By the time electric instruments made their way into jazz, a buoyant Latin-tinged scene had cropped up in New York and elsewhere, taking cues from Central and South America, various Caribbean locales and West Africa.



Lambeth Live – The Judy Chops

8pm – 9pm

What do you get when you mix mountain swing, modern vintage americana, blues, and soul? Why The Judy Chops of course, from just over the mountain. Tune in, or better yet come be part of the studio audience, August 28 from 8-9 pm for Lambeth Live, WTJU’s weekly concert series, broadcast just outside the studios in Lambeth Lounge. Doors open at 7:30 pm.  Oh, and did we mention it is FREE?



New Orleans Imperialism: Classic Blues & R&B on Imperial Records – Peter Welch

9pm – 11pm

Imperial Records was owned by Lewis Robert Chudd but was managed, directed, and produced by the city’s own Dave Bartholomew, who produced some of the best recordings to ever come out of the city of New Orleans.



NOLA – The Boogie Beat & The Birth of Rock’n’Roll (1947-1956) – Professor Bebop

11pm – 1am

Whether it’s Nellie Lutcher or Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholomew or Roy Brown, Smiley Lewis or Fats Domino, New Orleans helped to lay down the foundation for the Rock’n’Roll explosion by bringing the fire, the syncopation and the burning boogie right up front. Get schooled so you won’t be fooled!

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Saturday – August 29

New Orleans Documentaries Overnight – Pre-recorded

1am – 6am

All-night documentaries of New Orleans artists and nightlife. The special documentaries will include Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones, Earl King, James Booker, Chris Kenner, jazzmen Jonathan Freilich and James Black along with the story of the New Orleans nightclub the Dew Drop Inn.



NOLA Song-Stylings – Paula O’Buckley

6am – 8am

Whether born and bred in New Orleans or very much associated with her style, this show features singers of the past to present day, creating bon vivant vocals that will get you up early on a Saturday morning – if you ever went to sleep at all!



The Wet Songs – Louise Largiader & Sandy Snyder

8am – 10am

Louise & Sandy will serve up songs about water having to do with Louisiana; many by Louisiana musicans about rain, hurricanes, rivers and the bayou.



Louie, Louie, & Fats – TA Anderson & The Juddermeister

10am – 12pm

A fine New Orleans musical gumbo featuring some of the best performers of the crescent city Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Fats Domino.



JA & NOLA: Joined At The “Hip” – Goldfinger

12pm – 2pm

Call-and-response across the Gulf as the two musical nuclei propel the Station to syncopation.



Contemporary Jazz of New Orleans – Steve Huff & Sean

2pm – 4pm

New Orleans is noted for its traditional music but has an adventurous side as well. Both native sons traveling afar and other improvising musicians have drawn inspirations from the Crescent City. Join Steve and Sean for a program of contemporary music from the Big Easy…



Louisiana Hall of Fame – David Sokya & The Monster of Happiness

4pm – 6pm

The Monster of Happiness and David Soyka take a tour of the Louisiana Hall of Fame. Inductees include Louis Armstrong, Allen Toussaint, Mahalia Jackson, Clifton Chenier, Sonny Landreth and Fats Domino, among other notables. Join us in listening to the musicians that made Louisiana famous as a hotbed of jazz and blues creativity.



Music Produced By Allen Toussaint – Matthew Hamilton

6pm – 8pm

Spanish moss, 100% humidity, and young men and women sweatin’ out their troubles in a local juke joint…this is the sound of Allen Toussaint. Don’t come lookin’ for French Quarter nostalgic cabaret for this show; this is the real Crescent City Funk, the grime on your face and the ring around your bathtub.Tune in to hear songs written, produced, arranged, performed, and covered by the great Allen Toussaint



Groove New Orleans Tube – Matt Jordan & DJ Palisades

8pm – 12am

The Groove Tube Krewe celebrate the funky side of the crescent city. You’ll hear Dr. John, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Lee Dorsey, Galactic, the Meters, and Dumpstaphunk to name a few. Requests will be welcomed!

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Sunday – August 30



New Orleans Documentaries Overnight – Pre-recorded

12am – 6am

All-night documentaries of New Orleans artists and nightlife. The special documentaries will include Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones, Earl King, James Booker, Chris Kenner, jazzmen Jonathan Freilich and James Black along with the story of the New Orleans nightclub the Dew Drop Inn.



Soul & Funk Sides of Gospel Music – Terry Carpenter

6am – 8am

Gospel Soul & Funk may sound like a oxymoron, but in the 1960’s and 70’s many gospel artists were experimenting with new, non-traditional sounds in their performances. Many of the soul artists such as Sam Cooke, James Brown and Aretha Franklin had started in the church, and now their soul and funk music was influencing the gospel community to try new directions. So tune in August 30th at 6:00 am for two hours of Gospel Soul & Funk.



Gulf Coast Gospel – Rebecca Foster

8am – 10am

Rebecca will host a special version of In the Spirit featuring old favorites like “Down By the Riverside,” “I’ll Fly Away,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In,” as well as less known but equally inspired songs. Performers will include King Oliver, Snooks Eaglin, Mahalia Jackson, the Crescent City Gospel Singers, the New Orleans Humming Four, Aaron Neville and more.



New Orleans’ Finest – Jazz Czar

10am – 12pm

Let’s start with Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, The Marsalis Family, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint, and Doctor John… These are probably my favorites from NO, and we can take requests, if you wish.



The Recordings of Cosimo Mattassa – The Rum Cove

12pm – 2pm

Before The Beatles invaded, one of the biggest sounds in the US Pop charts was New Orleans Rhythm and Blues. Join the Rum Cove down at Cosimo Mattassa’s Governor Nicholls studio as we join Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, Chris Kenner, Benny Spellman, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry and a host of other New Orleans R&B greats for a ride through the groovy tunes of Crescent City!



Brass Band Funk – Johnny Bishop

2pm – 4pm

Bands still kickin’ it after Katrina, helping keep the Crescent music city scene alive today. Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Hot 8 Brass Band, Treme Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more to keep you shakin’ that thing for two solid hours!



Zydeco Dance Party – Dusty Garwood

4pm – 6pm

The push and pull, rub and scrub, the old and the new — Louisiana French music mixed with the Rhythm and the Blues. You can’t sit down when Clifton Chenier, Rockin’ Dopsey, Sonny Landreth and the Red Stick Ramblers come to the dance.



New Orleans Center of Creative Arts (NOCCA) – Rus Perry

6pm – 8pm

Only the most accomplished musicans are accepted to study at this institution. We’ll celebrate the music of some of their alums such as Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Terence Blanchard, Big Sam Williams, and Jon Batiste, among others.



Storyville – Bill Adams

8pm – 10pm

Take a trip into Storyville and the musicians who distilled jazz music from the raucous sounds of turn of the century New Orleans. Kid Ory, King Oliver, Buddy Bolden, Zutty Singleton, Danny Barker, and many others will be featured by your host Bill Adams on the WTJU Jazz Marathon.



Mystikal Pizza Party – Baby Shampoo

10pm – 1am

In the heart of the Dirty South lies the “Mind of Mystikal.” A story set against New Orleans hip-hop.



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