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  • NJCU's Wayne Shorter Combo at WBGO

    May 28, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    NJCU Ensemble in WBGO performance studio

    WBGO was filled with aspiring young jazz musicians, many of whom have a chance to perform live on Jazz 88 last April.

    New Jersey City University's Wayne Shorter Combo performed the second installment in the 2009 Next Generation JAMS, WBGO's celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

    The ensemble was coached by Bob Malach, who worked with the legendary Horace Silver.

    Click below to listen to their full set:

    Jason Teborek—piano
    Michael Preen—bass
    Jonathan DiFiore—drums
    Jeremy Fratti—tenor saxophone

  • Allen Toussaint: Live at the Village Vanguard

    May 20, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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    Photo by John Rogers

    Listen to the archived concert performance.

    See some photos.

  • Purchase Jazz Endeavor on WBGO's award-winning series

    May 19, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    WBGO received a My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).  WBGO's educational outreach to youth is manifold.  The WBGO Kids Jazz Series accompanied with Jazzamatazz, a children’s newsletter, has been most successful.  Also, the best college bands in New York and New Jersey visit WBGO's studio to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month every April.  The SUNY Purchase Jazz Endeavor performed on the award-winning series Next Generation JAM. Listen to the live broadcast by clicking below.