In 2009 Linus Wyrsch joined the team of DJs at BreakThru Radio (now www.BTRtoday.com) and took over the jazz show “The Jazz Hole". BTR is the world's leading source for the best independent music on the internet using a unique on-demand programming approach. Being a sought-after musician himself in the Big Apple, Linus embraces a unique relationship with the jazz genre and its musicians, consequently providing the listeners with a backstage pass to the New Yorker jazz scene. 

The hour-long show showcases new talents inside and outside of the New Yorker circuit, and every once in a while Linus is able to sneak in a major jazz artist, sometimes accompanied with a short interview. Throughout the years he has interviewed John Clayton, Lew Tabackin, Fred Hersch, Sue Mingus, Steve Gadd, Jojo Mayer, Gerald Clayton, Javon Jackson, Delfeayo Marsalis, the President of Resonance Records George Klabin, Sofia Rei, Sharel Cassity, Mark Sherman, Harvie S, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dafnis Prieto, Randy Johnston, Helen Sung, Gregorio Uribe and many others.

Musicians and fans that are looking for the perfect blend of tradition and innovation should tune in to the show. As of April 2016 “The Jazz Hole” comes out every Sunday (as opposed to every other Sunday), while “BTR The Jazz Hole Live" remains a monthly show broadcasting a recorded live set every 2nd Thursday of the month. You can listen to the shows on www.BTRtoday.com and search for past shows right here, where the shows are linked directly. You can also subscribe to the podcast here.

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2017        PAST SHOWS 2009-2016

 

December 3rd 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with the Teri Parker Quartet (Teri Parker, Allison Au, Mark Godfrey and Mack Longpre) - recorded live at the Burdock in Toronto, ON, Canada on October 26th 2017

November 26th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Eric Wyatt
and music by Eric Wyatt (with Benito Gonzalez, Keyon Harrold, Eric Wheeler, Shinnosuke Takahashi and Kyle Poole)

November 19th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Ernesto Cervini
and music by Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop, Claude Diallo & Linus Wyrsch (with the composition "Hayır" by Gizem Gokoglu)

November 12th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Lena Bloch & Feathery, the Carn Davidon 9, Rez Abbasi, Gabriela Martina

November 5th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with Misha Piatigorksy - recorded live at Zinc Bar in New York, NY on June 23rd and 24th 2017 and at the TD Victoria International JazzFest in Victoria, BC, Canada on June 26th 2016

October 29th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Teri Parker, Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop, Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats, Jonathan Saraga, Sarah Jerrom, Paul Meyers

October 22nd 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Rebecca Hennessy's FOG Brass Band, Marc Devine Trio, Jonathan Greenstein, Mauricio Zottarelli, Nick Russo + 11, Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats

October 15th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Dave Zinno Unisphere, Sylvie Bourban, Katie Thiroux, Sam Javitch Quartet (featuring Rich Perry), Mike Downes, Fred Hersch

October 8th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole LIve

with Nick Finzer - recorded live at Smalls Jazz Club in New York, NY on March 22nd 2017 (Nick Finzer, Lucas Pino, Alex Wintz, Chris Ziemba, Or Bareket and JImmy Macbride)

October 1st 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Jamie Reynolds (featuring Matthew Stevens), Collective Order, Yoko Miwa Trio, Dave Zinno Unisphere, Paul Jones, Hiromi Suda

September 24th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Mike Downes, Collective Order, Juana Luna, Steve Langone Trio, Tavche Gravche

September 17th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with the New York Standards Quartet, Tim Armacost, Satoko Fujii, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo, VEIN (featuring Andy Sheppard)

September 14th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with Andrew Schiller - recorded live at Twins Jazz in Washington, D.C. on August 6th 2017 (Andrew Schiller, Hery Paz, Alex Harper and Matt Honor)

September 10th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Tim Armacost
and music by VEIN, Fred Hersch, Tim Armacost (featuring David Kikoski), IN Trio

September 3rd 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Alma Micic
and music by Morgan Guerin, Steve Langone Trio, Alma Micic, The Pete Malinverni Trio (featuring Karrin Allyson)

August 27th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Marco Santilli CheRoba, Roxy Coss, Olivia Trummer featuring Jean-Lou Treboux, Marcus Monteiro, Uri Gurvich

August 20th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Uri Gurvich (featuring Bernardo Palombo), Paul Jones, Camila Meza, Miles Donahue, Dafnis Prieto

August 13th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Paul Meyers
and music by Miles Donahue, Paul Meyers (featuring Frank Wess)

August 10th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with the Ben Rosenblum Trio (Ben Rosenblum, Dan Chmielinski, Ben Zweig) - recorded live at Jazz at Kitano in New York, NY on July 20th 2017

August 6th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Jamie Reynolds
and music by Justin Mullens, Juana Luna, Jamie Reynolds (featuring The Westerlies and featuring Matthew Stevens)

July 30th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Plucky Strum (Sheryl Bailey & Harvie S), The Brian Dickinson Quintet, Alma Micic, the Greg Abate Quartet (with the Tim Ray Trio), Light Blue Movers (featuring Stephanie McKay)

July 23rd 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Monika Herzig, Katerina Polemi, Nick Russo + 11, the Francesco Marcocci Quintet, Terry Gibbs, Dado Moroni, Claude Diallo & Linus Wyrsch

July 16th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with SONGEVITY (Rob Duguay, Justin Kauflin, Nadav Snir-Zelniker), Javon Jackson, Terry Gibbs, Nicole Johänntgen, Ben Rosenblum, Plucky Strum (Sheryl Bailey & Harvie S), Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School

July 13th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with Earprint (Kevin Sun, Tree Palmedo, Simón Willson and Dor Herskovits) - recorded live at Riverwalk Café & Music Bar in Nashua, NH on November 13th 2016

July 9th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Pete Malinverni
and music by the Jon De Lucia Group, The Pete Malinverni Trio (featuring Karrin Allyson & featuring Steve Wilson), Tomoko Omura

July 2nd 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with the Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Marco Santilli's CheRoba & il Fiato delle Alpi, the Brian McCarthy Nonet, Arooj Aftab, Matt Slocum, Guilherme Dias Gomes, Marco Santilli CheRoba

June 25th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Rebecca Hennessy's FOG Brass Band, John Stein & Dave Zinno, Quinsin Nachoff's Ethereal Trio, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Nick Russo + 11, Tomoko Omura

June 18th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Alex Goodman
and music by Misha Piatigorsky, Camila Meza, the Andrew Schiller Quintet, Alex Goodman

June 11th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Ben Rosenblum, Jocelyn Medina, the Brian McCarthy Nonet, John Stein/Dave Zinno, The Pete Malinverni Trio, Quinsin Nachoff's Ethereal Trio, Petros Klampanis

June 8th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with The Roxy Coss Quintet (Roxy Coss, Alex Wintz, Miki Yamanaka, Rick Rosato and Jimmy Macbride) - recorded live at Smalls Jazz Club in New York, NY on April 6th 2017

June 4th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guests Assaf Gleizner, Koby Hayon and Nadav Snir-Zelniker from Trio Shalva
and music by Trio Shalva

May 28th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Manu Koch & Filtron M, Jocelyn Medina (featuring Achyut Joshi), Andreas Arnold (featuring Vitor Gonçalves & featuring Carles Dénia), A.G.N.Z. (Jay Azzolina, Dino Govoni, Adam Nussbaum, Dave Zinno), Jonathan Powell & nu Sangha

May 21st 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Vadim Neselovskyi
and music by MURAL, Plucky Strum (Harvie S & Sheryl Bailey), the Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Fred Hersch & Julian Lage

May 14th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Rebecca Hennessy
and music by Jason Yeager & Jason Anick, Alexia Gardner, The Reunion Project (Felipe Salles, Chico Pinheiro, Tiago Costa, Bruno Migotto and Edu Ribeiro), Rebecca Hennessy's FOG Brass Band, the Rhythm Future Quartet (Jason Anick, Olli Soikkeli, Max O'Rourke and Greg Loughman)

May 11th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with The Achromatics (Jay Vazquez, Shannon Graham, Megan Jutting, Kathryn Scobie, Chelsea McBride, Reuven Grajner, Matt De Luca, Aaron Spink and Roberto Josh Molina) - recorded live at Lula Lounge in Toronto, ON, Canada on February 5th 2017

May 7th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Morgan Guerin, Nick Finzer, Hiromi Suda, MEM3, Tamir Hendelman, Fernando Huergo, Chiara Izzi, Beat Kaestli

April 30th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Michael Dease, Arooj Aftab, Alessandro d'Episcopo, Tim Mayer, Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra KMJO, Sofia Rei

April 23rd 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Sofia Rei, Nick Finzer, the Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra KMJO, Joe Benjamin and a Mighty Handful, the New York Standards Quartet NYSQ (David Berkman, Tim Armacost, Daiki Yasukagawa and Gene Jackson), SPACEPILOT (Elias Meister, Leo Genovese and Joe Hertenstein), Tetraptych (Bert Seager, Hery Paz, Max Ridley and Dor Herskovits)

April 16th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Shirantha Beddage, Sofia Ribeiro, Tetraptych (Bert Seager, Hery Paz, Max Ridley and Dor Herskovits), Steven Kirby, Sullivan Fortner, Rob Garcia (featuring Joe Lovano and Kate McGarry)

April 13th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with the Alex LoRe Quartet (Alex LoRe, Glenn Zaleski, Martin Nevin/Desmond White and Colin Stranahan) - recorded live at Smalls Jazz Club in New York, NY on January 26th 2017 and August 3rd 2016

April 9th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Antonio Figura, the Florencia Gonzalez Big Band, Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven, Jason Yeager & Jason Anick, Gregorio Uribe, JC Sanford, East Drive & Tamara Lukasheva

April 2nd 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with SONGEVITY, June Garber, Roxy Coss, Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People, University of Toronto 12tet, Rogério Botter Maio, Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven

March 26th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with East Drive & Tamara Lukasheva, University Of Toronto 12tet (directed by Terry Promane), Rob Garcia, MEM3, Tatiana Eva-Marie

March 19th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Michaël Attias
and music by Andrew McAnsh, Michaël Attias Quartet, Ornette Coleman

March 12th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with The Reunion Project (Felipe Salles, Chico Pinheiro, Tiago Costa, Bruno Migotto and Edu Ribeiro), Petros Klampanis, Michaël Attias Quartet, Plucky Strum (Harvie S/Sheryl Bailey), Vitor Gonçalves, Philippe Lemm Trio, Hadar Noiberg (featuring Yotam Silberstein)

March 9th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with Gary Kelly's One World Quartet (Gary Kelly, Keith Gurland, Louise Baranger and Nadav Snir Zelnicker) - recorded live at Dylan's House Club in Pawling, NY on March 5th 2016
and a bonus track by the One World Trio (Gary Kelly, Keith Prey and David Majecka)

March 5th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Hiromi Suda
and music by the Jon De Lucia Group, Hiromi Suda, the Fred Hersch Trio, the John Petrucelli Quintet (featuring Victor Lewis), the New York Gypsy All Stars

February 26th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Greg Abate (featuring the Tim Ray Trio), Chris Jentsch (Jentsch Group Quartet), Sofia Ribeiro (featuring Arooj Aftab and Maeve Gilchrist), Glenn Zaleski, Josh Green & The Cyborg Orchestra, Nicole Johänntgen

February 19th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Leo Genovese, Roxy Coss, the Ted Nash Big Band, Josh Green & The Cyborg Orchestra, The Matt Geraghty Project (featuring Rolando Luna, Oliver Valdés and Zé Luis), Petros Sakelliou, Jure Pukl, Manu Koch & Filtron M

February 12th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Michael Eaton (featuring David Liebman), Heather Bambrick, Satoko Fujii, Mina Cho

February 9th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with the Melissa Aldana Quintet (Melissa Aldana, Philip Dizack, Glenn Zaleski, Pablo Menares and Kendrick Scott) - recorded live at Smalls Jazz Club on December 14th 2016

February 5th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Yotam Silberstein
and music by The Brian Dickinson Quintet, Yotam Silberstein, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo

January 29th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with John Stein, Vitor Gonçalves Quartet, Jon De Lucia Group, Curtis Brothers Quartet, Violette (featuring Louis Cato)

January 22nd 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with Mina Cho, Trevor Giancola Trio, The Westerlies, Glenn Zaleski, Ben Wendel, Camila Meza (featuring Sachal Vasandani), Brad Mehldau

January 15th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest JC Sanford
and music by Olivia Trummer & Jean-Lou Treboux, JC Sanford's JC4

January 12th 2017 - BTR The Jazz Hole Live

with Dog Leg Dilemma (Peter Bull, Anthony Argatoff, Nick Lavkulik and Noah Sherman) - recorded live at Nick Lavkulik's House in Toronto, ON, Canada on November 26th 2016

January 8th 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with interview guest Chelsea McBride
and music by Dog Leg Dilemma, Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School

January 1st 2017 - The Jazz Hole

with the Jordan Piper Trio, LehCats (Karen & Norbert Stachel), Rubblebucket, Dog Leg Dilemma, Kevin Moehringer's Slow Life, Tavche Gravche, Jocelyn Medina, Peripheral Vision, Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven