June 18, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.
During Jazz Appreciation Month last April, WBGO invited some of the top college conservatories on the East Coast to perform live on the airwaves. However we made one exception. La Guardia High School in Manhattan recruits some of hottest emerging talent in the country, and not just musicians. Jennifer Aniston, Adrien Brody, Adrien Grenier, Al Pacino, Amy Ryan, Wesley Snipes, Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen, and Isaac Mizrahi all graduated from LaGuardia. Their High School Senior Jazz Band directed by Kevin Blancq visited us on April 17th. Click below to listen to their set.
Lullaby Of The Leaves – arr. Francy Boland
Soloists: Ivan Rosenberg - trumpet, Anteo Fabris – trumpet, Matt Berman – alto sax
Goodbye – arr. Billy Strayhorn
Soloists: Matt Berman - alto sax, Devon Lawrence – clarinet
Jeep’s Blues – arr. Duke Ellington
Soloists: Dwight Rivera – piano, Josh Holcomb – trombone, David Charles – alto sax, Matt Chiasson – tenor sax, Joanna Sternberg – bass, Matt Berman – alto sax
Let’s Get Together – arr. Duke Ellington
Soloists: Ivan Rosenberg – trumpet, Chirrard Cameau – bari sax
Sunday Kind Of Love– arr. By Charlie Naylor for Claude Thornhill in 1946
Soloists: Martina DaSilva - voice
Quietude – Thad Jones
Soloists: Josh Holcomb – trombone, Clint Mobley – vibes, Max Coburn – piano, Joanna Sternberg - bass
Dancing In The Dark - arr. Billy Strayhorn
Soloists: Chirrard Cameau – bari sax, Martina DaSilva – voice, Cahle Johnson – trumpet
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June 17, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.
Saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom brought The New School Ornette Coleman Ensemble to WBGO's studio on April 23rd. They performed some of Coleman's most hummable melodies (and left plenty of room for free-form exploration). Click below to listen to their full set.
Rick Savage, soprano sax
Joe Hartnett, alto sax
John Collinge, tenor sax
Josh Olken, guitar
Glenn Zaleski, piano
Ross Gallagher, bass
Max Jaffe, drums
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June 16, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.
Click below to listen to the Rutgers #1 Jazz Chamber Ensemble (sextet), under the direction on Stanley Cowell. They visited WBGO on April 21st to celebrate JAM: Jazz Appreciation Month.Ryan Oliver, tenor & soprano saxDonald Malloy, trumpetBrent Chiarello, tromboneAndy Warren, electric guitarAndy Michalec, acoustic pianoNimrod Speaks, bassJaimeo Brown, drums
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