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.

Wanna win tickets to see Rebirth Brass Band at The Paramount Bristol in Tennessee, Sat. Feb. 1? Sure you do! - Here's how you enter the contest: Send email to pledge@wncw.org with Rebirth in subject line! Contest ends at 5pm Thursday, Jan. 30 and will be posted Thursday evening.  Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at the band's legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf in New Orleans, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution.

(These CD's are available online or call 1-800-245-8870 during Fund Drive hours)

Stephane Wrembel The Django Experiment III
Van Morrison Versatile

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

Oct 29, 2017

(The following thank-you CD marked with "**" is in limited quantity and only available by calling 1-800-245-8870.)

**Stephane Wrembel -- "The Django Experiment III"**

Van Morrison -- "Versatile"

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".

Program Spotlight: Jazz and Beyond

Jul 12, 2012
Jazz and Beyond Logo
Stephanie Webb

Every Saturday morning between 8AM and 11AM, Roland Dierauf brings you Jazz and Beyond.  During these three hours, you can enjoy music from Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and many more.

To listen online, click here.

Roland Dierauf mixes a blend of modern and traditional jazz for three hours to get your Saturday mornings swinging.

Click here to support WNCW-FM and get your very own Jazz & Beyond t-shirt.