Special Programs

“The Sunday Specials” on MoJa Radio

Twice every Sunday listen for three of our most popular special features on what we call THE SUNDAY SPECIALS here on MOJA Radio.

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Christian McBride with Russ

At 9 AM & 9 PM Eastern time you’ll hear an hour of fun and funky stuff on “THIS IS ACID JAZZ” followed at 10 AM and 10 PM Eastern time by our weekly look at the hottest new MOJA coming out on “THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE.” Then we’ll wrap it all up at 11 AM and 11 PM Eastern time with an hour inside the world’s only imaginary jazz club for rare, live performances on “LIVE @ MOJALAND.”

So listen for THE SUNDAY SPECIALS twice every Sunday from 9 AM to NOON, with a replay Sunday night from 9 PM to Midnight Eastern/6-9 PM Pacific on MOJA Radio!

“Monday with the Masters” on MoJa Radio

Each Monday we delve deeply into the lives and careers of the greats of MOJA we present another edition of our special feature, MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS on MOJA Radio. It’s the Lords of Fusion, the new jazz singers, the greats of Acid Jazz, Jamband Jazz, Techno jazz and all forms of new acoustic and electric jazz and features an hour of their great music as well as their story in their own words as well as the comments of host Russ Davis.

Listen for MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS twice every Monday, at Noon Eastern/9 AM Pacific, with a replay Monday night at 9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific only on MOJA Radio!

“Attack of the Jazzy Jambands” 5 times each week on MoJa Radio

There are a few sub-genres or movements that have come along that help define what MOJA (our brand of MOdern JAzz) is really all about and beginning this coming Tuesday at Noon East/9 AM West we’ll give you the first of many hours celebrating the movement I call “The Jazzy Jambands!” Back in the day when rock bands like The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band took their songs on long, improvised journeys and in essence incorporated jazz elements, the stage was set for what became a major part of what we call MOJA…jambands…and especially those who set out primarily to make jazz.  If you’d like to hear some just listen five times each week to the newest feature on MOJA Radio, ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS! You can hear it at NOON East/9 AM West every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus twice on Sunday at NOON Eastern/9 AM Pacific and Midnight EAST/9 PM West as part of the Sunday Specials.  Following The Dead & The Allmans came Phish then grunge from Seattle.  At the same time American Acid Jazz artists like Karl Denson & Robert Walter started attracting the same fans. Those fans began to follow Galactic and other new artists from NOLA, Medeski, Martin & Wood, John Scofield and the great artists of the North West like Skerik, and San Francisco-area groove artists like Charlie Hunter & Will Bernard and so many more! It’s jazz mixed with prog rock and punk, funk and groove, heavy metal and alternative rock. The fans of this music don’t need lyrics, they need the groove and you’ll get it all if you join us for ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS five times each week on MOJA Radio!

“This Is Acid Jazz” Tuesdays on MoJa Radio

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THIS IS ACID JAZZ!

In the mid-1980’s when fusion had faded and the softer side of things began to permeate the radio with the emergence of contemporary jazz, a fun, up and funky trend sprang out of the clubs and concert halls of England that brought new life to jazz.

If you’d like to hear some just listen four times each week to the newest feature on MOJA Radio, THIS IS ACID JAZZ!  You can hear it twice every Tuesday at 9 AM and again at 9 PM EST and twice on Sunday’s at 9 AM & 9 PM EST as part of the Sunday Specials.

The phrase Acid Jazz came from the famous English DJ Gilles Peterson and each week you’ll hear not only the music of the English groups he discovered but artists from the USA and around the world that joined in on a movement whose repercussions still reverberate today and the words of Mr. Peterson himself!

So if you can’t get enough of the funky stuff come and get it on THIS IS ACID JAZZ four times each week on MOJA Radio!

“Live @ MOJALand” Wednesdays on MoJa Radio

Each week here on MOJA Radio, we cordially invite you to join us inside the world’s only imaginary jazz club for rare, live performances by some of the greats of Modern jazz on our weekly feature we call LIVE @ MOJALand.

You’ll hear it four times each week here on MOJA Radio.  Listen Wednesday morning at 9 AM ET and again Wednesday night at 9 PM East/6 PM West, and twice again on Sunday at 11 AM & 11 PM ET, as part of the Sunday Specials.

It’s rare, live performances you can’t hear anywhere else!  Hear live performances from the clubs and concert halls around the world, rare shows recorded and delivered to MOJA Radio by the artists themselves, plus out of print bootlegs exclusive to MOJA Radio.

So if you’d like to check it out, just join us for this week’s edition of LIVE @ MOJALand!

“The All New Music Revue” Thursdays on MoJa Radio

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Jeff Lorber, Randy Brecker & Eric Marienthal live at SOB’s in NYC

Join Russ Davis as he gives you an hour of nothing but the freshest MOJA on THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE every Thursday at 9 AM East/6 AM West with a replay at 9 PM East/6 PM West, and twice again on Sundays at 10 AM & 10 PM ET as part of the Sunday Specials.

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Mike Stern with Russ

Each week, dozens of new releases come into the MOJA Radio offices and Russ Davis listens to all of it to pick out the best new music.  Jazz from the past is always great to hear and it’s the backbone of MOJA Radio, but for jazz to progress we’ve got to keep our ear to the ground for the new voices in MOJA and that’s what this show is all about, as well as hearing the new work of our old favorites as well.

So, if you want to keep up with all the newest MOJA, just listen to THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE four times each week!

“If It’s Friday, This Must Be Fusion” on MoJa Radio

Here on MOJA Radio we believe that MOJA begins with the electrification of jazz in the 1960’s and 1970’s so on Fridays we honor that fact as we present our special feature we call IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION.

Every Friday beginning at 7 AM until midnight Eastern time we’ll begin each hour with a classic piece of Jazz Fusion history and give you the history about the music and artists about this controversial era in jazz history.

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Al Di Meola with Russ

If you remember the Ken Burns “Jazz” series on PBS then you know they pretty much dismissed Fusion as an afterthought and hardly acknowledged its importance. On MOJA Radio we honor that moment when the music became electric, the rhythms changed and all the influences from around the world combined with the original jazz concept to create a new form of jazz that brought millions of new fans to the music.

You’ll hear electric Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa and so much more each week on IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION.

“Words & Music” Saturdays on MoJa Radio

Every Saturday, we’ll give you “The MOJO behind the Music” we present our weekly feature WORDS & MUSIC on MOJA Radio.

Join host Russ Davis each week as he travels the world with microphone in hand to talk to the greats of MOJA to find out what their latest work is all about, how they feel about the music in general, the inside stories about their lives and careers.

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Joshua Redman with Russ

It might be a special theme with a number of artists or a focus on one artist for the entire day.  Maybe you’ll go with Russ backstage to a New York City jazz club or around the grounds of one of the world’s great jazz festivals.

Interview segments followed by music will begin each hour from Noon through Midnight Eastern time (9 AM-9 PM Pacific). Join us each Saturday for MOJA Radio’s exclusive feature WORDS & MUSIC.