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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2018 PAST SHOWS 2009-2017
with interview guest McClenty Hunter Jr.
and music by The Jamie Baum Septet+, McClenty Hunter Jr., The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra (featuring Dandy Wellington and Hannah Gill)
with Andrew Gould, Alma Micic, Peripheral Vision, James Hall, Torunski Brothers A Range
with interview guest Monika Herzig
and music by Nick Finzer, Monika Herzig, Andrew Gould
with VEIN (Michael Arbenz/Thomas Lähns/Florian Arbenz) featuring Andy Sheppard, Martial In-Albon, Nils Fischer, Noah Arnold, René Mosele - recorded live at Volkshaus Basel in Basel, Switzerland on September 9th 2017
with Addison Frei, Robert Diack, Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz/Gary Versace, Justin Gray & Synthesis
with Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Frank Wagner, Peripheral Vision, Chris Platt Trio
with interview guest Vinny Raniolo
and music by Addison Frei, Christian Gutfleisch/Dominik Schürmann/Elmar Frey, Vinny Raniolo, Frank Vignola, Ariel Pocock
with Lena Bloch & Feathery (Lena Bloch, Russ Lossing, Cameron Brown and Billy Mintz) - recorded live at The Drawing Room in Brooklyn, NY on February 11th 2018 and at Korzo (as part of the Konseptions Series) in Brooklyn on October 24th 2017
with Jay Rodriguez, The Heavyweights Brass Band (featuring Marla Dixon), Ariel Pocock, Rémi Bodluc Jazz Ensemble
March 11th 2018 - The Jazz Hole
with interview guest Martin Wind
and music by the Chris Platt Trio, Martin Wind, The Heavyweights Brass Band (featuring Eugene Grant)
with Justin Gray & Synthesis, Christian Gutfleisch/Dominik Schürmann/Elmar Frey, James Hall, Jay Rodriguez, Carn Davidson 9 (featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow)
with Jonathan Saraga (Jonathan Saraga, John Gunther, Alex Heffron, Peter John Stoltzman, Gonzalo Teppa and Dru Heller) - recorded live at Dazzle in Denver, CO on October 29th 2017
with interview guest Sherrie Maricle
and music by Christian Gutfleisch/Dominik Schürmann/Elmar Frey, the Dan Pugach Nonet (featuring a.o. Ingrid Jensen & Nicole Zuraitis), Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra
with interview guest Harley Card
and music by Melissa Stylianou, Harley Card, Lena Bloch & Feathery
with Gordon Hyland's \\livingfossil//, Melissa Stylianou, Nick Biello, Rez Abbasi & Invocation
with Ilios Steryannis (Ilios Steryannis, Sundar Viswanathan, Chris Gale, Eric St-Laurent, Scott Neary, Joel Visentin, Connor Maslen Walsh, Adam Hay and Larry Graves) - recorded live at The Burdock in Toronto, ON, Canada on January 11th 2018
and one track from "Bethany Project" by Ilios Steryannis
with Philippe Lemm Trio, Carn Davidon 9 (featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow), Svetlana & the Delancey Five, Sarah Jerrom, Andrew Schiller Quintet
with Harley Card, Michaël Attias Quartet, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Camila Meza, Eric Wyatt, Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop, Tatiana Eva-Marie
with Yotam Silberstein, Ilios Steryannis, Rebecca Hennessy's FOG Brass Band, Alma Micic, Jamie Reynolds, Uri Gurvich (featuring Bernardo Palombo)