• Pianist Fred Hersch's "Coma Dreams" With Michael Bourne

    February 22, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Fred Hersch and Dr. Rita Charon talk with WBGO's Michael Bourne and play excerpts from "My Coma Dreams," a jazz theater work which premieres at Columbia University's Miller Theatre on March 2, at 3 and 8 p.m.

    The musical play, which dramatizes Hersch's dreamlike experiences during a medically-induced coma, will be performed with the Ensemble Michael Winther. It was developed in collaboration with Columbia's narrative medicine workshop.


  • Pianist Jonathan Batiste with Rhonda Hamilton

    January 22, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Jonathan Batiste talks with Rhonda Hamilton about his role in HBO's Treme series and its depiction of the life and music of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the influence of pianist John Lewis on his development and style and his participation in Jazz At Lincoln Center concerts which honored Lewis on January 18th and 19th. Batiste also performs Lewis's composition "Django." Batiste also performs at The Cutting Room in Manhattan on February 15. Enjoy!


  • Guitarist John Pizzarelli with Michael Bourne

    January 22, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Guitarist John Pizzarelli talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his new memoir, World on a String, and participation in a concert to benefit the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts on January 28. The concert will honor Justin DiCioccio, who helped create LaGuardia's jazz performance program more than thirty years ago. Enjoy!