WBGO Blog
  • Saxophonist Joshua Redman with Gary Walker

    June 3, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Saxophonist Joshua Redman talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about his new album, Walking Shadows, with Brad Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, Brian Blade on drums and orchestra. This group, with The Knights orchestra, will perform at New York's Town Hall on Tuesday, June 4 at 8 p.m.

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  • WBGO Says Farewell to Pianist Mulgrew Miller

    May 29, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Mulgrew Miller, a lion of jazz and dear friend of WBGO, passed away early this morning from the effects of a stroke last Wednesday.

    The longtime director of jazz studies at William Paterson University, we were fortunate to have 'Grew as a guest in our studios many times over the years - every April for eight years, he brought the student groups he led at William Paterson into our studios for live broadcasts during Jazz Appreciation Month.

    On April 13 of this year, he brought his "Hawk Flies" septet and chatted with WBGO's Michael Bourne.

    Farewell, 'Grew, from all of us who loved you and your music. Warm wishes to his wife Tanya, daughter  Leilani and son Darnell, from your WBGO family.

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  • WBGO Partners with Midsummer Night Swing

    May 22, 2013. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    WBGO is returning to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park for another summer of dancing under the stars during Midsummer Night Swing. The three WBGO Nights during the season are:

    June 25 - Opening Night
    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    July 2
    Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks
    (come to the WBGO table and enter to win a pair of tickets to their performance on the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival at NJPAC in November!)

    July 4
    Battle of the Bands: The George Gee Swing Orchestra vs. Mora's Modern Rhythmists

    (Tickets go on sale today)