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  • Hannah Rothschild's Interview about The Jazz Baroness

    November 23, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Every now and then, there are moments on-air which stand out.  For myself, it was a recent sit-down with writer, producer, and director Hannah Rothschild, who’s latest energies have resulted in “The Jazz Baroness”, a film documentary which airs on HBO2 this Wednesday, November 25th and in December. Enjoy my chat with Hannah, the great-niece of the Jazz Baroness, Nica, as she talks about Nica's almost 30 year relationship with Thelonious Monk and how these two very different people came together around the music of jazz.  Listen to my full interview by clicking below.  - Gary Walker

  • Dr. Billy Taylor Celebrates Art Tatum's 100th

    November 12, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Rachmaninoff praised him.  George Gershwin celebrated him.  Fats Waller called him god.  There will never be another Art Tatum, whose astonishing talent and creativity cannot be repeated or forgotten.  WBGO celebrated the pianist’s centennial when Morning Jazz host Gary Walker interviewed Tatum’s close friend and student Dr. Billy Taylor in our WBGO studio.  Dr. Taylor shared his favorite Art Tatum stories and performances. The special aired on the day of Tatum’s death, Nov 5th at 9am.  If you missed it, click below to listen. -- Simon Rentner

  • Doug Doyle wraps up the NJ Gov race on TV

    November 11, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    New Jersey Race for Governor Wrap Up 

    Tune in to Caucus: New Jersey's "Democracy Works: NJ Race for Governor Roundtable Wrap Up" featuring WBGO Jazz 88.3's News Director, Doug Doyle. This half-hour program features members of the print, electronic, television and radio media analyzing the campaigns of New Jersey gubernatorial candidates Jon Corzine, Chris Christie and Chris Daggett. The panel is a “post mortem” if you will, about this highly publicized race discussing what lies ahead for the new governor and how he will deal with a legislature that isn’t his own party.

    Airs:
    Saturday,11/21 at 12:30pm on Thirteen
    Sunday, 11/22 at 8:00am on WPSJ
    Sunday, 11/22 at 8:30am on NJN
    Monday, 11/23 at 5:00pm on Cablevision of Morris
    Monday, 11/23 at 9:00pm on Comcast Channel 57
    Monday, 11/23 at 11:30pm on NJN