Josh Jackson

Program Director and Host

Josh Jackson began his radio career at WWOZ in New Orleans, worked as a production assistant at American Routes, and moved to New York to become the associate producer of Jazz From Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley. Josh joined the WVTF team in October 2014 as the station’s Program Director and Content Manager. He is also the host of Last Quarter - Sunday nights on WVTF.

He was formerly the Vice President of Content at WBGO, the nation's most important public media jazz outlet.  Josh was the founding producer of the multi-platform concert series Live at the Village Vanguard and The Checkout: Live, a live performance extension of the hourly music magazine he created, The Checkout. His efforts in multimedia production led to the creation of Jazz Night in America

Josh Jackson is a two-time recipient of the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting.  He lives on a mountain in Roanoke, Virginia.   

 

Ways to Connect

Chris Lee / Metropolitan Opera

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance.

Steven White made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and has since conducted a number of MET performances. He also continues a longstanding relationship with Opera Roanoke as Principal Guest Conductor and will conduct two performances of La boheme in Roanoke in April 2018.

This week, Conductor Steven White previews Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, the first of three historic collaborations with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte.

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

 

 

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance. 

Steven White made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and has since conducted a number of MET performances. He also continues a longstanding relationship with Opera Roanoke as Principal Guest Conductor and will conduct two performances of La boheme in Roanoke in April 2018.

This week, Conductor Steven White previews Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, a leading example of the bel canto genre. 

 

 

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance.

Each Friday afternoon during Met Opera season, Conductor Steven White will provide a preview of Saturday's matinee performance. 

Steven White made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and has since conducted a number of MET performances. He also continues a longstanding relationship with Opera Roanoke as Principal Guest Conductor and will conduct two performances of La boheme in Roanoke in April 2018.

This week, Conductor Steven White previews Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, a dramatic work that has been described as "an opera in ecclesiastical garb."

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