Since September 2003 it has been my great joy to produce a weekly radio program called Just Jazz. I gave it that name for two very good reasons. First, it's an accurate description of what I play: jazz, all jazz, and only jazz.

But more than that, I call the show Just Jazz as a tribute to the greatest jazz radio presenter of all-time, the one and only Ed Beach. During the 1960s and 1970s Ed's Just Jazz program was heard daily in New York City over the long lost and much missed 106.7 WRVR. I discovered his show in the summer of 1970, and through my high school and college years I tuned in religiously, captivated by Ed's rich baritone voice, deliberate cadences, erudite manner, dry wit, and encyclopedic knowledge of the music. I can say honestly that much of what I know about jazz, and almost all of what I know about jazz broadcasting, I learned listening to Just Jazz with Ed Beach.

I was proud to be able to carry on that tradition for nearly eleven years every Sunday night on the former 91.9 WNTI and wnti.org. And the tradition continues every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Just Jazz ... featuring The Sinatra Hour on WRNJ 104.7 and 92.7 FM, 1510 AM, and wrnj.com. Click Here to listen live.


Interview: John Sanders
(part 1)
Bob Bernotas (host of Just Jazz) and Jack Devaney (host of Bluesology) interview John Sanders, trombonist with Duke Ellington, 1954-1959 (conducted on June 27, 2008)Listen | Download

Interview: John Sanders
(part 2)
Bob Bernotas (host of Just Jazz) and Jack Devaney (host of Bluesology) interview John Sanders, trombonist with Duke Ellington, 1954-1959 (conducted on June 27, 2008)Listen | Download

Just Jazz Presents…Frank Rosolino
This program originally was broadcast on August 20, 2006.Listen | Download

Just Jazz Presents…The Great Count Basie Soloists of the 1950s
This program originally was broadcast on August 21, 2005.Listen | Download

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