Jazz & Beyond

Saturdays, 8am - 11am

From the early syncopation of Scott Joplin, to the bebop challenges of Dizzy and Bird, to the melancholy musings of Miles, the joy of Ella, and the intergalactic journeys of Sun Ra -- the music we call jazz has covered a lot of cultural territory.  The conversation has lasted 100 years, and it keeps getting richer.  Your voice is a part of it, on Jazz and Beyond.

Live Saturday, January 27th at 10am: STEPHANE WREMBEL

Jan 19, 2018

One of France's -- in fact the world's -- best Gypsy jazz guitarists comes back to our area for the 9th annual Django Reinhardt Birthday Party at The Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday. Join Roland during "Jazz and Beyond" for a visit from Stephane Wrembel with his rhythm guitarist Thor Jensen.

New Releases Available With Your Support: JAZZ & JAM

Oct 29, 2017

Click here to pledge for one of these new releases online or call 1-800-245-8870.


JACO PASTORIUS -- Truth, Liberty & Soul (2 CD's)

GRATEFUL DEAD -- Long Strange Trip Soundtrack (2 CD's)

GRATEFUL DEAD -- RFK Stadium 1989 (6 CD's)

Locally Produced Shows Receive New T-shirts

Mar 26, 2017

We are excited to offer all new t-shirts for many of our locally produced programs.  The t-shirts were put together and printed by Recover Brands on Recover t-shirts.  We have limited quantities of these special shirts, so please call 1-800-245-8870 to pledge for your t-shirt.  They will be available through the end of the Spring Fund Drive, which ends April 1 at 7:00pm.

Program Shirts Include:


Whether working as a band leader, a side-man, an educator, or an ambassador for the music, Vibraphonist Jason Decristofaro is a crucial player in the Western North Carolina jazz scene.  He joins Roland this Saturday during the 9:00 AM hour of Jazz and Beyond to discuss the regional jazz scene and spin tunes from some of the region's finest musicians.

Jazz and Beyond on Saturday, Dec. 21

Dec 20, 2013

This Saturday, December 21st, tune in at 9am for Jazz and Beyond.  Roland will be featuring The Ellington Christmas Classic, "The Nutcracker Suite".