July 30, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his quintet performs Friday night at 8:30pm EDT. Why the mention of time zone? Because he's performing at the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans. It's the same space he recorded his latest album, and it's an amazing building - currently in the midst of a huge renovation. The walls just ooze history. Check out some photos of the space below - where we're setting up lighting, cameras (for documentary shooting), and of course space for an audience. Join us tomorrow night at 8:30pm on 88.3fm in New York and right here online for audio and video!
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June 30, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
On Sunday, June 28, WBGO's Josh Jackson hosted a great concert at Central Park SummerStage. The performance began with New Orleans pianist Jonathan Batiste, who paid homage to the late Michael Jackson in both song and attire. Bassist Esperanza Spalding followed with a set that ran the gamut of funk to soul to Ella inspired scat.
Closing the performance was rising star of soul and jazz, Ledisi (LED-ih-see as she pointed out several times from the stage and in cards handed out after the show). If the pronunciation of her name is a little confusing, there is no confusion what so ever about her voice or her command of the stage.
There are a great number of WBGO partner events this summer, many of them at no cost. Please visit the WBGO Events page for full details.
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