• Amy Cervini sings the sweetness of Blossom Dearie

    February 28, 2012. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    6Amy Cervini had never heard the cool and quirky singer Blossom Dearie when a listener suggested they sound alike. On hearing her, the classically trained pianist turned vocalist immediately felt a kindred spirit with Dearie, known for her wit and swing.

    For her third solo album, Cervini pays homage to Dearie with a band of New York all-stars including Matt Wilson and Anat Cohen. Listen to Michael Bourne's interview with Amy Cervini below.

  • Bourne With Guy Davis On "Fishy Waters" at Crossroads

    February 24, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Blues singer and guitar player Guy Davis talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his original one-man show, "Fishy Waters," currently at the Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which tells the life and adventures of fictional blues man and his travels through rugged America. Davis is joined by Crossroads Theatre founder Ricardo Khan. Enjoy!


  • Miche Braden: Bessie Smith and "The Devil's Music"

    January 30, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer Miche Braden, who stars as Bessie Smith in "The Devil's Music," a play  currently at St. Luke's Theatre in New York City, talked with WBGO's Michael Bourne in our studios about the challenge of playing the legendary blues singer, and how she prepared for the role. Enjoy!


  • Carmen Bradford and Melba Joyce at WBGO

    December 20, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    It's hard to top the mother-daughter singing team of Melba Joyce and Carmen Bradford. Between the two, they have performed with Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton the Count Basie Orchestra and many jazz luminaries past and present.


    Rhonda Hamilton caught up with the pair on December 15 to talk about their careers and their performance that week at City College's Aaron Davis Hall. Enjoy!

  • Steve Kroon with WBGO's Sheila Anderson

    November 17, 2011. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Yesterday, Latin jazz percussionist Steven Kroon joined WBGO’s Sheila Anderson to talk about his new album, “Without a Doubt (Sin Duda)."

    Steve Kroon
    Steve Kroon

    Kroon grew up in New York City surrounded by jazz, Cuban music, rhythm and blues, Brazilian music, and more. He worked with Luther Vandross for twenty years, and has also long been associated with the great bassist Ron Carter. He has performed and recorded with Spyro Gyra, Diana Krall, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Jimmy Heath, and many more.  And, in recent years he has pursued a solo career.

    Steve Kroon is performing this Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at the York College Performing Arts Center.