WBGO Blog
  • WBGO JAM 2016: Berklee College of Music Rainbow All-Stars

    April 26, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    The Berklee College of Music Rainbow All-Stars are joined by their director, Tia Fuller, for a live performance and interview with Eulis Cathey, featuring their original compositions as well as their take on a jazz standard.

    Hear this group and other top student ensembles featured on 88.3 FM throughout the month of April.

    Keep watching the blog for more complete JAM sessions all month long.

    berklee jam 2016Berklee College of Music Rainbow All-Stars, Tia Fuller, Director

    1) Cascade (Tabari Lake)
    2) Decisive Steps (Tia Fuller)
    3) Pristine Mist (Michael Wooten)
    4) Juice and Candy (Arnetta Johnson)
    5) Minority (Gigi Gryce)

    Ryan Linvill,  Tenor Saxophone
    Arnetta Johnson, Trumpet
    Michael Wooten,  Piano
    Tabari Lake,  Bass
    Jongkuk Kim,  Drums
    Tia Fuller, Alto Saxophone / Director


  • WBGO JAM 2016: William Paterson University Jazz Septet

    April 25, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    William Paterson University's Jazz Septet stops in for a live session and interview as WBGO continues its Jazz Appreciation Month celebration.

    Hear this group and other top student ensembles featured on 88.3 FM throughout the month of April.

    Keep watching the blog for more complete JAM sessions all month long.

    wp jam 2016William Paterson University Jazz Septet, Bill Charlap, director

    1) Dance of the Infidels (Bud Powell, arr. Rene Rosnes)
    2) Search for Peace (McCoy Tyner)
    3) Dolphin Dance (Herbie Hancock)

    Tom Killackey, trumpet
    Danny Raycraft, alto saxophone
    Abel Mireles, tenor saxophone
    Nick Masters, piano
    Yongsun Hyun, guitar
    Connor Koch, bass
    Matt Niedbalski, drums

  • WBGO JAM 2016: Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Quintet

    April 20, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Manhattan School of Music's Jazz Arts Quintet stops by for an in-studio performance and interview, bringing with them two original tunes and an arrangement of a Herbie Hancock classic.

    Hear this group and other top student ensembles featured on 88.3 FM throughout the month of April.

    Keep watching the blog for more complete JAM sessions all month long.

    msm jam 2016
    MSM Jazz Arts Quintet, directed by Justin DiCioccio

    1) Penn Station (Eitan Gofman)
    2) Reflections in the Water (Shai Golan)
    3) One Finger Snap (Herbie Hancock, arr. Shai Golan)

    Shai Golan, Alto Saxophone
    Eitan Gofman, Tenor Saxophone
    Holger Marjamaa, Piano
    Adrian Moring, Bass
    Andreas Svendsen, Drums

  • WBGO JAM 2016: New School Improvisation Ensemble

    April 18, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    WBGO's celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month continues with an in-studio performance and interview with the New School Improvisation Ensemble. Featuring leader Taulaunt Mehmeti's arrangements of folk melodies from the region of his home country of Kosovo, this session illustrates the limitless ability of jazz to combine with other music to create something new and vibrant with global resonance.

    IMG_0792New School Improvisation Ensemble - Directed by Vic Juris

    1) Martesa (trad., arr. Mehmeti)
    2) Hajredin Pasha (trad., arr. Mehmeti)
    3) Baresha (Rexho Mulliqi, arr. Mehmeti)

    Cemre Necefbas - Voice
    Apel-les Carod Requesens - Violin
    Paul Tafoya - Trumpet
    Alex Blade Silver - Tenor Saxophone
    Taulant Mehmeti - Guitar and Voice
    Sammy Weissberg -Bass
    Liam Zahm- Drums

  • Steve Jordan Talks to Michael Bourne About the 25th Annual Jazz Loft Party

    April 13, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Steve Jordan talks to Michael Bourne about his role as musical director of the 25th Annual Jazz Loft Party, which benefits the Jazz Foundation of America. Michael and Steve play some tunes from the lineup for this year's show, including Randy Weston, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and a tribute to David Bowie.

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