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  • Dee Dee Bridgewater on "Jazz In the Garden": Listen Now

    June 17, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater talks with Gary Walker about her performance with trumpeter Theo Croker at the Newark Museum's Jazz In the Garden on Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. The concert celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the series. Enjoy!

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  • Pianist Stanley Cowell on "Juneteenth": Listen Now

    June 17, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Stanley Cowell talks with Michael Bourne about his album "Juneteenth," which celebrates the legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery in the United States. Cowell performs at New York's Village Vanguard June 17 -21. Enjoy!

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  • Jazz Night In America's Christian McBride Wins JJA Award

    June 16, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO congratulates bassist Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America, on winning the Jazz Journalists Association's Marian McPartland-Willis Conover Award for Broadcasting in the year 2014!

    "Wow! Dig that!" said McBride via Twitter when he heard the news, en route to perform at the Toronto Jazz Festival. Katie Simon, WBGO's senior producer for Jazz Night In America, received the award on his behalf at New York's Blue Note jazz club.

    McBride is the founding host of Jazz Night In America, a multimedia collaboration between WBGO, NPRMusic and Jazz At Lincoln Center which was launched in October of 2014.

    The series consists of a weekly radio show, heard on more than a hundred NPR affiliate stations nationwide, weekly video concert webcasts, and interactive online content that showcases the best live jazz performances from across the nation.

    Congratulations Christian on this well-deserved honor - WBGO is proud of you!

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    Katie Simon & Christian McBride