February 14, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.
One of the ways WBGO will celebrate black history this month is a partnership with the American Museum of Natural History this Saturday. The event, The African-American Musical Mosaic, will feature performances by artists from jazz to hip hop, gospel and more.
The program takes place Saturday, February 18 from noon to 6:30pm at the American Museum of Natural History located in Manhattan at Central Park West and 79th Street.
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February 13, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.
There's a tradition in many New York City jazz clubs: Monday nights are reserved for big bands. The Village Vanguard, the most storied of clubs, has observed this practice since 1966, when the originally titled Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra were booked in the club for three Monday nights in February. The performances have been taking place ever since.
On Monday, February 13 WBGO brought you its 50th broadcast from The Village Vanguard with the group who continues the tradition, now called the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Producer and host of Live at the Village Vanguard, Josh Jackson, said, "It makes a lot of sense to celebrate this exceptional band for our 50th program. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra represents an ongoing 46 year commitment to the Village Vanguard. The VJO is the cornerstone of Monday night jazz performance in New York. Presenting them on Live at the Village Vanguard was overdue."
View both sets from the evening below:
You can see all of our live concert webcasts, and our archive of broadcasts from the Village Vanguard and the 92Y Tribeca, here.
The current lineup of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra consists of Nick Marchione, Tanya Darby, Terell Stafford, Scott Wendholt - trumpet/flugelhorn; John Mosca, Luis Bonilla, Jason Jackson, Douglas Purviance - Trombones; Dick Oatts, Billy Drewes, Rich Perry, Ralph Lalama, Gary Smulyan - reeds; Jim McNeely, David Wong, John Riley - rhythm.
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February 9, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO presents The Checkout: Live From the Berklee College of Music with Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Vogt and singer Leala Cyr. View the set below:
You can see all of our live concert webcasts, including our monthly broadcasts from the Village Vanguard and the 92Y Tribeca, here.
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