WoodWarbler's JazzGrass Radio Show

Series produced by Brian Aust

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Image by: Meg Gibson Art 

Exploring the sonic continuum between traditional bluegrass and all that jazz connotes in a 2-hr weekly program. ALL SHOWS ARE EVERGREEN. They will either sound fresh any time OR are contextually specific to a season (e.g., "Summerama," "Spring Resurgence" etc.) or in some instances a date on the calendar (e.g., "Radio Independence" is for the 4th of July), but do not expire and will sound relevant at any future corresponding time.

Often thematic and always illuminating, JazzGrass offers listeners fabulous sounds of bluegrass, jazz and artists that blend these along with other styles together. If you’ve been craving a radio show featuring outstanding music that typically never receives airplay, this is the show to satisfy a craving you may not have known ever existed. Features traditional & progressive music, virtuosic acoustic & hybrid electro-jamgrass, and virtuosic jazz. Artists featured include & were inspired by: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Doc Watson, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, Hot Rize, David Grisman's "Dawg" style, Bela Fleck, New Grass Revival, Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Django Reinhardt....plus the Jazz Masters of the 20th Century and beyond.


Additional Files

213 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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From the JazzGrass new releases shelf.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:42
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The ongoing quest to present the best of what's on the JazzGrass New Shelf.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:53:40
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Some more truly outstanding new jazz, bluegrass & related material released in the recent past.

Bought by Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:54:10
  • Purchases: 1
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The tenth offering of the best & brightest jazz, bluegrass and hybrid music from the new shelf.

Bought by Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:54:50
  • Purchases: 1
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The best of the latest releases in bluegrass, jazz and the rarely charted sonic continuum in between....

  • Added: May 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:49
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Striking examples of new bluegrass, jazz and related music assembled in a tight 2-hr format.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:12
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The future of JazzGrass music is explored here....!

  • Added: Nov 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:42
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The latest and greatest in bluegrass, jazz and new acoustic genre-bending jazzgrassifications.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:06
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The best of what's new in jazz, bluegrass and the shapeshifting sonic spaces between....

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:56:00
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Highlighting recent bluegrass, jazz and genre-fusing releases received within the past year.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 01:53:55
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Selections that stood out from albums sent to the attention of WoodWarbler's JazzGrass Radio Show in 2015. Part 1 of 3.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 01:54:40
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The start of a comprehensive new series showcasing each of the major musical components of what is referred to as "JazzGrass." Genre-defining artis...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:40
Caption: On the air at WGDR-Plainfield/WGDH-Hardwick, doing The Origin Series, Credit: Brian Aust
Part 2 in the Origin Series explores some of the most legendary musicians ever to saw on the strings in the genres of bluegrass, jazz and the slipp...

Bought by Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:39
  • Purchases: 1
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This third installment of the Origins Series features standout performances on the double bass and electric bass, with emphasis on the improvisatio...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:43
Caption: On The Air at WGDR-Plainfield, VT ~ Goddard College Community Radio, Credit: B. Aust
The Origins of JazzGrass continues with a first pass through the most influential guitar players in bluegrass, jazz, progressive acoustic and relat...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:36
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The Origins of JazzGrass continues with a first pass through the most influential guitar players in bluegrass, jazz, progressive acoustic and relat...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:40
Caption: Gordon Stone performing on the air at the WGDR-Plainfiield studio during the show 2011, Credit: B. Aust
This next installment of the JazzGrass Origin Series presents the signature instrument of bluegrass, newgrass and jamgrass.....the banjos that dest...

Bought by Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: On the air at WMRW-Warren, Vermont in 2007
Perhaps the least understood of bluegrass instruments is the resonator guitar, a.k.a the dobro. Only a relatively small handful of enlightened mus...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 03:56:30
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The Origins of JazzGrass continues with a definitive statement about the most influential composers the show has featured over the years.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:20
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In some ways, the saxophone is the quintessential jazz instrument. Volume 8 of "The Origin Series" explores the crucial sax players of music histor...

Bought by Bandon Community Radio and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:54:37
  • Purchases: 2