August 1, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Ben and Leo Sidran report on the first full day of music the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival, including concerts by Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton and Snarky Puppy.
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July 30, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Violinist Regina Carter talks with Gary Walker about her album "Southern Comfort," which explores her musical and cultural heritage. Carter performs at New York's Jazz Standard July 31 through August 2. Enjoy!
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July 28, 2015. Posted by Josh Landes.
Here's what to look forward to in the coming days on WBGO...
Midday Jazz w/ Rhonda Hamilton - 10 am til 2 pm: Featuring the music of pioneering guitarist Charlie Christian
SportsJam with Doug Doyle 7:30 pm: guest – Donnie Joseph; New Jersey Jackals relief pitcher Donnie Joseph talks about his MLB days with the Kansas City Royals and his first season in New Jersey.
Jazz Night in America – 6:30 pm: Jazz Prodigies; JNIA explores jazz prodigies from different eras, including 11-year-old pianist, Joey Alexander.
Evening Jazz w/ Awilda Rivera – 8pm – 1am: a tribute to the late big band leader Nancie Banks.
Midday Jazz w/ Rhonda Hamilton - 10 am til 2 pm: Featuring the music of saxophonist and composer James Spaulding
Song Travels w/Michael Feinstein – 6:30 pm: guest David Hyde Pierce
Evening Jazz w/ Awilda Rivera – 8pm – 1am: Happy Birthday to a singer (Kevin Mahogany) & 2 reedmen (James Spaulding & David Sanborn)
Midday Jazz w/ Rhonda Hamilton 10 am til 2 pm: featuring a birthday tribute to pianist Hank Jones
Portraits in Blue w/ Bob Porter – 6:30 pm – Jimmy Witherspoon Albums Vol.7
WBGO Journal – 7:30 pm: The race for the Republican nomination for U.S. President shifts into high gear next Thursday night in Cleveland. That's when and where the first of a possible twelve GOP debates takes place. WBGO's Bruce Johnson speaks to noted Rutgers University Political Science Professor Dr. John Glascock about the crowded field; WBGO's Thad Komorowski reports on the NY Poetry Festival; Ben Sidran and his son Leo Sidran report from the Newport Jazz Festival.
Evening Jazz – 8pm – 1am: Nicole Sweeney is in for Awilda Rivera
Portraits in Blue w/ Bob Porter – 7 am: Erskine Hawkins Vol. 4
Rhythm Revue w/ Felix Hernandez – 10 am til 2 pm: the “All Request” show
Saturday Afternoon Jazz w/ Monifa Brown - 2 pm til 6 pm: SONGS OF COURAGE- Standing ovation For James Spaulding. Honoring the brilliant saxophonist, composer and living legend who celebrates his 78th birthday this week. We'll feature some of his landmark collaborations with Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter, among others as well as his dynamic sessions as a leader.
Sunday Night Music Mix w/ Eulis Cathey – 7 pm: featuring the music of Airto & Flora Purim
The Checkout w/ Simon Rentner – 11 pm: Encore broadcast of Tuesday’s program
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