WTJU

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WTJU enriches the culture of Virginia and extends the educational mission of UVa by bringing together diverse individuals and communities through exceptional music and conversation. Founded in 1955 and on-air since 1957, WTJU began as an educational radio station centered around classical music. Today, WTJU continues its mission of education and community engagement encompassing four main genres of music (classical, jazz, folk, and rock), as well as community stories.

Series

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100 Pieces

"Jazz at 100” is that story – one hundred years of jazz recordings – in 100 one-hour programs that will present representative music from a century of recorded jazz history

  • From: WTJU
  • Updated: Feb 22, 2017
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13 Pieces

With 100 years of recorded jazz at our fingertips, it can be difficult for working musicians to be heard. Jazz at 100 Today! celebrates recent music from the living treasures who keep pushing boundaries while standing on the shoulders of giants.

  • From: WTJU
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2020
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2 Pieces

Telemetry, is an unconventional music series, showcasing bold new musical compositions, new instrumentation, and unique collaborations across space and genre. New episodes every month.

  • From: WTJU
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2019
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257 Pieces

Each week Peter Jones and company perform various children's stories for listeners.

  • From: WTJU
  • Updated: May 24, 2013
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9 Pieces

The Crystal Ball with Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and Geoff Skelley features clear-eyed election news, analysis, and projections in a concise package, uploaded every Monday by 12:30pm.

  • From: WTJU
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2012
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9 Pieces

The Crystal Ball with Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and Geoff Skelley features clear-eyed election news, analysis, and projections in a concise package, uploaded every Monday by 12:30pm.

  • From: WTJU
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2012

Latest Pieces

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In the past several years, a suite of players have emerged from Los Angeles, many of whom grew up together, loosely connected by the name West Coas...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Maria Schneider
Recent suites Jazz Big Band from Maria Schneider, Jim McNeely, Rufus Reed, Darcy James Argue and Brian Krock in this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Terell Stafford
Since the 1950s, there have consistently been players who found in Hard Bop a comfortable place to return to even as the focus of the music ebbed a...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Anat Cohen
Fueled by the arrival of Israeli ex-patriot guitarist Roni Ben-Hur in 1985 and bassists Omer Avital and Avishai Cohen in late nineties, a network o...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Christian McBride
Since the early days of jazz, composers, arrangers, and players have sought out large ensembles for their potential for rich expression and vibrant...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Henry Threadgill
A celebration of Henry Threadgill and Wadada Leo Smith who have been honored by the Pulitzer Prize Committee and Wayne Shorter, the recipient of th...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Competition recognized upcoming singers Cécile McLorin Salvant and Charenee Wade in 2010 and Ja...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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The compositions of Leonard Bernstein continue to inspire jazz players.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Wynton Marsalis's Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is the face of jazz for many, keeping the tradition of big band jazz allive.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Rudresh Mahanthappa
Recent interpretations of Charlie Parker's music and music inspired by Bird on his 100th birthday.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00