• 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!


  • 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.

    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.