Next month, on Sunday, October 2, I will be participating in the annual Jazz Marathon of WTJU in Charlottesville, VA. Ever since I moved to this area, I have loved this public radio station, because they play a great variety of jazz on a daily basis. Another thing I really like about WTJU is that it is run by volunteers, people from the community who all greatly care about the radio station that is owned by the University of Virginia.
The Jazz Marathon is one of WTJU's major fundraisers each year. Donations from the community of Charlottesville and beyond allow the station to keep going strong. The more listeners who pledge their support, the better programs they can make at WTJU.
This year the Jazz Marathon will be held from September 26 through Sunday, October 2nd. During this week there will be great jazz on the radio all day long, in a variety of shows. And then there are broadcasts from the studio: local jazz cats like Bobby Read, Greg Howard, and Gina Sobel are among the musicians performing live, making this jazz week truly special.
To conclude the week, I will be performing "From Piaf to Porter" with a new band in The Southern Café and Music Hall on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd, from 4 - 6 pm.
Accompanying me for this special theater show are Gérard Brikkenaar van Dijk on piano, Bob Bowen on bass, Bill Edmonds on guitar, and David Drubin on drums. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to WTJU. The show will be broadcast live on the air and over the internet, but hope to greet many music lovers at The Southern on October 2nd!
For more information and tickets, click here.
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