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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2019 PAST SHOWS 2009-2018
with interview guest Sofia Ribeiro
and music by Ben Rosenblum, Ricky Alexander, Sofia Ribeiro, David Cruz
with Curtis + Garabedian + Sperrazza (Caleb Wheeler Curtis, Noah Garabedian and Vinnie Sperrazza) - recorded live at the Owl Music Parlor in Brooklyn, NY on June 16th 2019
with interview guest Gerry Gibbs
and music by J3PO (Julian Waterfall Pollack), Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People, Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research
with interview guest Larry Fuller
and music by Jen Hodge All Stars, Larry Fuller, Jaelem Bhate, Sam Bevan
with interview guest Alex Terrier
and music by Matt Slocum, Alex Terrier Franco Cuban Project
with Lena Bloch & Feathery (Lena Bloch, Russ Lossing, Cameron Brown, Billy Mintz) - recorded live at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA on March 26th 2019
with interview guest Hyuna Park
and music by Greg Abate with the Tim Ray Trio, Hyuna Park Trio, Rhythm Future Quartet, Arnt Arntzen
with Alex Fournier, Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research, Romain Collin, Greg Abate with the Tim Ray Trio
with Jaelem Bhate, Carla Campopiano Trio, J3PO (Julian Waterfall Pollack), Kalya Ramu, AfuriKo, Romain Collin
with Convergence (Florian Arbenz, Jorge Vistel, Maikel Vistel, Jim Hart, Heiri Känzig) - recorded live at Jazztime Ravensburg in Ravensburg, Germany on February 9th 2019
with AfuriKo, Kalya Ramu, Mark Dresser Seven, David Cruz, Dave Zinno Unisphere
with interview guest Pedro Giraudo
and music by Jonathan Bauer, Pedro Giraudo & The WDR Big Band, the Dave Rudolph Quintet
with Ariel Pocock, Dave Zinno Unisphere, Greg Murphy Trio, Karin Plato, Fred Hersch Trio, The Doug MacDonald Quartet
with Harley Card (Harley Card, David French, Matt Newton, Dan Fortin, Ethan Ardelli) - recorded live at The Jazz Room in Kitchener, ON, Canada on November 11th 2017 - plus two tracks from “The Greatest Invention” (Harley Card, David French, Matt Newton, Jon Maharaj, Ethan Ardelli)
with the Dave Rudolph Quintet, Karin Plato, Greg Murphy Trio, Kyle Nasser, Jonathan Bauer
with The Doug MacDonald Quartet, Kyle Nasser, Miki Yamanaka, Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux, Iris Ornig, Yotam Silberstein
with Lena Bloch & Feathery, Yotam Silberstein, Jim Brenan 11 featuring Chris Andrew, Michael Davidson & Dan Fortin, Nick Grinder
with Q Morrow (Q Morrow, Evan Francis, Sam Bevan, Raj Jayaweera) - recorded live at Lunàtico in Brooklyn, NY on February 18th 2019
with Leala Cyr, Jonathan Greenstein, Nick Grinder, Benito Gonzalez/Gerry Gibbs/Essiet Okon Essiet, Kevin Hays & Chiara Izzi
with Leni Stern (featuring Mike Stern, Leo Genovese, Gil Goldstein, Muhammed and Princess Louise Faye), VEIN featuring Norrbotten Big Band, Leala Cyr, Brad Whiteley
with Brad Whiteley, Kevin Hays & Chiara Izzi, Raoul and the Big Time, Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux, Johnny Griffith Quintet
with the Julian Gerstin Sextet (Julian Gerstin, Anna Patton, Don Anderson, Eugene Uman, Wes Brown, Ben James) - recorded live at Wendy Redlinger’s House in Guilford, VT on December 16th 2018
with the Allison Au Quartet, Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder, Eric Wyatt, Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Angela Verbrugge
with Robert Diack, Angela Verbrugge, Jim Brenan 11 featuring Chris Andrew, Jonathan Barber Vision Ahead, Nuphar Fey Trio
10 year anniversary episode!
to celebrate the occasion, host Linus Wyrsch was interviewed by Bret Williams (host of “Classical Guitar Insider”). This will also air as an episode of “Classical Guitar Insider"
with Rafał Sarnecki (Rafal Sarnecki, Lucas Pino, Bogna Kicinska, Kuba Cichocki, Rick Rosato, Colin Stranahan + Glenn Zaleski on the album track) - recorded live at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY on January 3rd 2018
with interview guests Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats (Larry Cook, Rich Kulsar & Linus Wyrsch)
and music by Julian Gerstin Sextet, Allison Au Quartet, Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats, Sam Broverman
with interview guest Jonathan Barber
and music by Way North, Jonathan Barber Vision Ahead, Rhythm Future Quartet
with Johnny Griffith Quintet, Carla Campopiano Trio, Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven, Fred Hersch Trio, Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra