April 25, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Singer Catherine Russell performed for an enthusiastic crowd at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Nico Kitchen + Bar on Sunday, April 22, as part of WBGO's annual Jazz Leadership Society Singers Unlimited brunch, which honors our most loyal and generous supporters. WBGO's Michael Bourne hosts.
Enjoy the podcast and we hope you'll join the Jazz Leadership Society, and join us in person next year!
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April 9, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
New Jersey City University's Art Blakey Combo kicked off WBGO's annual celebration of student ensembles with a live performance in our studios in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. Listen to audio from this broadcast here. A set list and links to all of our JAM broadcasts are below.
The Art Blakey Combo, coached by Joel Weiskopf, consists of Barry Spatz on piano, Anthony Perez on bass, Darrell Smith on drums, Kris Cardella on tenor sax, Marcell Bellinger on trumpet and Danny Hall on trombone. This group's members performed their own arrangements of Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark," Freddie Hubbard's "The Core," and were interviewed by host Michael Bourne.
Thanks for joining our celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month!
New Jersey City University Art Blakey Combo Set List
1. "Caravan" ( Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
-interview with Joel Weiskopf and Ed Joffe
2. "Shaky Jake" (Cedar Walton)
-interview with Barry Spatz (arranged and featured on "Shaky Jake")
3. "The Core" (Freddie Hubbard)
-interview with Anthony Perez (arranged "The Core")
4. "Hammer Head" (Wayne Shorter)
-interview with Darrell Smith (featured on Hammer Head)
5."Skylark" (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
-interview with Marcell Bellinger, who arranged "Skylark," and Kris Cardella, who arranged and is featured on "Free for All."
6."Free for All" (Wayne Shorter)
WBGO JAM Live Broadcasts 2012
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February 14, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.
One of the ways WBGO will celebrate black history this month is a partnership with the American Museum of Natural History this Saturday. The event, The African-American Musical Mosaic, will feature performances by artists from jazz to hip hop, gospel and more.
The program takes place Saturday, February 18 from noon to 6:30pm at the American Museum of Natural History located in Manhattan at Central Park West and 79th Street.
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