TTT is situated at the back of the Townsville Arts Centre, corner Sturt and Walker Streets
in the city. It has been broadcasting Jazz from its beginnings in 1981.
I enjoy Modern Jazz and West Coast/Cool jazz , particularly quartets and trios, such as Gene Harris/Ray Brown Trio, McCoy Tyner Trio.
Also love flute and mellow saxophone; the ballads of Coltrane and Miles, Getz, Rollins, Turrentine, some Brazilian jazz and good jazz guitarists.
Favourite vocalists include Shirley Horn, Chris McNulty, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Johnny Hartman and Mark Murphy.
Growing up with trad jazz in Europe I still enjoy this type of music.
One can't go past the Dutch Swing College Band but my favourite band is Chris Barber and his Jazzmen. This gives you an indication of the type of program to expect from me.
I do play the older bands like Jack Teagarden, Humphrey Lyttelton, Sidney Bechet with a few big bands thrown in. My favourite being Benny Goodman. I have a good selection of Australian trad jazz records from Graeme Bell to the New Melbourne Jazz band.
I like various types of jazz, especially instrumental, but not very much of the highly technical improvisational playing.
I particularly like the modern jazz of Don Burrows, James Morrison and Bob Barnard and their associates and older music of performers such as Dave Brubeck, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk.
Other jazz types I like and present are nostalgia, traditional, Dixie, swing, big bands, Latin, gospel, blues.
These and other presenters of great jazz invite you to tune in every Tuesday and Thursday night
8.00 – 10.00 pm. for great jazz
And to keep listening on Tuesday night for Bluesy Tuesday. 10.00 -
Help wanted. Are you interested to present a jazz or blues program? You can ring the station and find out what is required to get you behind the mike and play your favourite jazz tracks.
Tuesday Jazz Tuesday Jazz -
2nd Maurie 2nd Vita 4th Jennie 4th Jennie
9th Kevin 9th Vita 11th Albert 11th Albert
16th Albert 16th Vita 18th Jennie 18th Jennie
23th Marilyn 23th Kevin 25th Albert 25th Albert
30th Maurie 30th Vita
To hear the Pacific Mainstream Jazz Band
and Sweet Georgia Brown click play
Wanted: Jazz presenters. Only qualification is a love for jazz.
Ring the station on 47215333 for more information.