WBGO Blog
  • Village Vanguard Live: Tom Harrell "True Colors"

    March 27, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presented Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream" live from the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, March 27 at 9 p.m. The composer and flugelhornist was joined by Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Esperanza Spalding on bass and vocals, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums.

    Watch video from this event on this page, and review the conversation with hosts from WBGO and NPR Music during the show below.

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

    Like what you hear? WBGO's streaming channel for new music, The Jazz Bee, regularly features recordings by the composer and flugelhornist, as well as his bandmates Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Esperanza Spalding on bass and vocals, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. Enjoy!

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  • The Checkout Live: Tiny Resistors, Rosetta Trio at 92Y

    March 15, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO's The Checkout Live presented Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors and Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio live from the 92Y Tribeca on Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m.

    Every month, The Checkout Live brings critically acclaimed performers, many of whom have been featured on host Josh Jackson's weekly music magazine, The Checkout," to live stages in New York and Boston.

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

    If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO-FM's sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear more from Crump, Sickafoose, and other artists at the cutting edge of jazz. Enjoy!

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    Click here to watch Tiny Resistors. Sickafoose is joined by Jenny Scheinman on violin, Steve Cardenas on guitar, John Ellis on reeds, Alan Ferber on trombone, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar and Ted Poor on drums.

    Click here to watch Stefan Crump's Rosetta Trio. Crump is joined by guitarists Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox.

  • The Checkout Live from Berklee: Walter Smith III

    March 7, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presents saxophonist Walter Smith III live from the Red Room at Cafe 939 at the Berklee College of Music in Boston on Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m.

    The Checkout – Live at Berklee brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts. Smith will be joined in the concert by fellow Berklee alumnus Matt Stevens on guitar, bassist Harish Raghavan, Taylor Eigsti on piano, and Clarence Penn on drums.

    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 Smith, his bandmates and other cutting-edge performers. Enjoy!