WBGO Blog
  • WBGO Says Farewell to Pianist Mulgrew Miller

    May 29, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Mulgrew Miller, a lion of jazz and dear friend of WBGO, passed away early this morning from the effects of a stroke last Wednesday.

    The longtime director of jazz studies at William Paterson University, we were fortunate to have 'Grew as a guest in our studios many times over the years - every April for eight years, he brought the student groups he led at William Paterson into our studios for live broadcasts during Jazz Appreciation Month.

    On April 13 of this year, he brought his "Hawk Flies" septet and chatted with WBGO's Michael Bourne.

    Farewell, 'Grew, from all of us who loved you and your music. Warm wishes to his wife Tanya, daughter  Leilani and son Darnell, from your WBGO family.

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  • Drummer Will Calhoun With WBGO's Gary Walker

    May 28, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Drummer Will Calhoun talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about his new album, "Life In This World" on Motema. Calhoun, who is well known for his role in the rock group Living Color, has returned to his jazz roots on this record, which features Ron Carter, Wallace Roney, Donald Harrison and Marc Cary. Enjoy!

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  • Singer Karrin Allyson With Michael Bourne

    May 21, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer Karrin Allyson talks with Michael Bourne about her Grammy-nominated album, 'Round Midnight, and performance at New York's 54 Below nightclub on April 21, 2013. Enjoy!

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