WBGO Blog
  • Live From The Village Vanguard: Chris Potter's Sirens

    February 6, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presents saxophonist Chris Potter's Sirens project live from the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, February 6 at 9 p.m. Potter will be joined in the concert, of material inspired by Homer's Odyssey, by Ethan Iverson on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass and Eric Harland on drums.

    Watch the concert live or listen to our on-air stream with host Josh Jackson, and join the conversation below with Patrick Jarenwattananon and Tim Wilkins.

    Like WBGO's other live broadcasts every month from the Berklee College of Music and the 92Y Tribeca, these shows live on in our video archive and at NPRmusic.org.

    If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO's sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by Potter and other cutting-edge performers. Enjoy!

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  • The Checkout – Live at Berklee with Jaleel Shaw February 7

    January 31, 2013. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    WBGO presents saxophonist Jaleel Shaw Live from the Red Room at Cafe 939, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, on Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m. Shaw will be joined in the concert by fellow Berklee alumnus Lawrence Fields on piano, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Johnathan Blake.

    Watch the concert live right here or listen to our on-air stream with host Josh Jackson, and join the conversation below.

    Like WBGO's other live broadcasts every month, these shows live on in our video archive and at NPRmusic.org.

    If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO's sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by Shaw and other cutting-edge performers. Enjoy!

    The Checkout – Live at Berklee brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts. Shaw is a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet and the Mingus Big Band, and has performed with Christian McBride, Jason Moran, Stefon Harris, Roy Hargrove, Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb, and more.

    Upon graduating from high school in his native Philadelphia, Shaw received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee, where he graduated with degrees in music education and performance. At Berklee, he received the Billboard Endowed Scholarship, two Woodwind Department Awards, the Outstanding Student Teacher Award, and the Boston Jazz Society Award. Shaw then earned a master's in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

  • Live From The Village Vanguard: David Virelles Continuum

    January 30, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presents pianist David Virelles live from the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, January 30 at 9 p.m. The Cuban-born Virelles will be joined by his Continuum band, with Román Filiú on saxophone, Ben Street on bass, Andrew Cyrille on drums and Ogduardo "Román" Díaz with spoken word and percussion.

    Watch the concert live right here or listen to our on-air stream with host Josh Jackson, and join the conversation below with Patrick Jarenwattananon and Tim Wilkins.

    Like WBGO's other live broadcasts every month from the Berklee College of Music and the 92Y Tribeca, these shows live on in our video archive and at NPRmusic.org.

    If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO's sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by Virelles and other up-and-coming performers. Enjoy!