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  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

    April 8, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble performs live at WBGO to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

    The ensemble is Lukas Gabric from Villach Austria on tenor sax, Greg Duncan from Regina, Canada on guitar, Reuben Allen from Chicago, on piano, Paolo Bendettini from Pisa, Italy on bass, and Jordan Young from Detroit on drums. A full set list is below.

    The Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble
    Live at WBGO 4/8/14

    1. Monochrome - Lukas Gabric

    soloists: Lukas, Greg, Jordan

    Interviews: Lukas, Reuben

    2. Unraveling Blues - Reuben Allen

    soloists: Reuben, Paolo

    Interview: Paolo

    3. The Dotted Line - Greg Duncan

    soloists: Greg, Lukas, Reuben

    Interviews: Greg, Jordan

    4. Mood For McCann - Jordan Young

    soloists: Lukas, Greg, Reuben, Paolo, Jordan

  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: NYU Latin Jazz Ensemble

    April 8, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The NYU Latin Jazz Ensemble performs live at WBGO to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

    The ensemble, led by trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, is Robby Mack on alto sax, David Banker on trombone, Zach Daniels on vibes, Alex Sugarman on guitar, Nate Furgason on bass and Josh Bailey on drums. A full set list is below.

    NYU Latin Jazz Ensemble
    Live at WBGO 4/7/14

    To The Point - Michael Rodriguez

    soloists: Alex, Zach, Mike, Nate

    Cicero Samba - Nate Furgason

    soloists: Robbie, David, Josh

    Flight To Jordan - Duke Jordan

    soloists: Mike, Robby, David, Zach, Alex, Nate, Josh

  • South Africa's Uhadi Live At WBGO: Listen Now

    April 4, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    UHADI, a South African jazz supergroup making their U.S. debut, performs live at WBGO and talks with Rhonda Hamilton.

    The group, with Sibongile Khumalo on vocals, McCoy Mrubata on saxophone, Feya Faku on trumpet, Paul Hanmer on piano, Herbie Tsoaeli on bass and Justin Badenhorst on drums. The band performs at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center through April 6. Enjoy!

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  • Matthew Stevens Quintet Live at Berklee: Listen Now

    April 1, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Listen now to WBGO's broadcast of guitarist Matthew Stevens' Quintet live from the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston on Wednesday, April 2 at 8 p.m.

    Every month, WBGO brings Berklee alumni back to their alma mater to present the fruits of their labor. This concert features Gerald Clayton on piano, Vicente Archer on bass, Eric Doob on drums and Paulo Stagnaro, percussion.

    M.Stevens
    Photo: Michael Borgida, Berklee College of Music

    The Toronto-born Stevens' newly-formed group is slated to record Stevens' debut as a leader for Concord Records in May. He is a featured member of trumpeter Christian Scott's quintet, and performs with bassist Esperanza Spalding and many others.

    Read Lara Peregrinelli's interview with Stevens and profile of his new group and repertoire for NPRMusic's A Blog Supreme, click here.

  • WBGO & 2 GATEWAY FREE CONCERT SERIES: The Peter Bernstein Trio on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12pm

    March 25, 2014. Posted by Carmen Balentine.

    WBGO and 2 Gateway Center invite you to celebrate April as Jazz Appreciation month and the 35th Anniversary of WBGO 88.3 FM at the free concert series featuring the Peter Bernstein Trio.

    Peter Bernstein by Jordi Suol
    Peter Bernstein by Jordi Suol

    Jazz guitarist and New York City native Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. He has released nine albums and has performed with musicians from all generations, including Joshua Redman and Diana Krall. Bernstein is described as “an extremely elegant musician with a gorgeous tone” and legendary guitarist Jim Hall says “he is the most impressive guitarist I’ve heard”. The Peter Bernstein Trio includes Mike LeDonne (organ) and Joe Farnsworth (drums).

    They join us in honor of April as Jazz Appreciation Month (an annual celebration of jazz as an original American art form) and to celebrate WBGO’s 35th anniversary as a publicly-supported, cultural institution that champions jazz to a worldwide audience through radio, online, travel, community events and more.

    So bring your friends, your family, your lunch and enjoy a wonderful performance.