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  • WBGO Coat Drive

    November 30, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    From December 10, 2012 through January 18, 2013, you can drop off clean, new or used coats for infants, children and adults as part of the annual WBGO Coat Drive. Drop off locations and times are:

    WBGO: Monday - Friday, 9AM – 5PM

    54 Park Place, Newark, NJ

    Christoffers Flowers: Monday - Saturday, 8AM – 5PM

    860 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside, NJ

    WBGO Coat Drive
    WBGO Coat Drive

    Coats will be distributed to those in Essex County in need by the following organizations:
    New Community Corp.

    Roseville Avenue Elementary School

    Ironbound Community Corp.

    New Hope Baptist Church

    Urban League of Essex County

  • Drummer Winard Harper Talks With Michael Bourne

    November 25, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Drummer Winard Harper talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his new album, Coexist, his band, the Jeli Posse, and experiences working with saxophonist Frank Wess and vocalist Jazzmeia Horn. Enjoy!

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  • Marcus Strickland plays Winter's Eve

    November 15, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    When the folks at New York's largest holiday festival, Winter's Eve, asked WBGO who we would recommend to perform at the American Folk Art Museum during the November 26th event, Marcus Strickland came immediately to mind. WBGO has featured Strickland as a band leader and in performances where he was a sideman.

    Marcus Strickland
    Marcus Strickland

    In 2008, Strickland came into WBGO for a studio session and interview with Josh Jackson which was featured on NPR Music.

    Last year, the saxophonist made several appearances on WBGO, from an interview with Rhonda Hamilton, to two performances on The Checkout (as a leader and as a sideman) and two views of his performance with Jeff "Tain" Watts group on the Detroit Jazz Festival (on The Checkout and also JazzSet).

    Marcus Strickland will perform on Winter’s Eve at the American Folk Art Museum where you can visit with WBGO Jazz 88.3 and take in the museum’s latest exhibits, Ooh Shiny! and Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America.

    Location: American Folk Art Museum – Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets
    Time: 6:45pm & 7:45pm