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  • WBGO Jam Live 2014: New School Charli Persip Ensemble

    April 14, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The New School's Charli Persip Improv Ensemble performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. 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, directed by drummer Charli Persip, is Andrew Freedman on piano, Myles Sloniker, bass, Michael Robinson, guitar, Matt Chalk, alto sax, Max Zooi, tenor, bass clarinet, soprano Cody Rowlands, trumpet, and Matthew Bumgardner, trombone. Martin Mueller, executive director of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, also speaks. A full set list is below.

    New School Charli Persip Improv Ensemble
    Live At WBGO 4/9/14

    Charli Persip, director
    Martin Mueller, executive director of Jazz at the New School

    1. "Geronimo" - Matt Chalk

    2. "Katheryn-Agatha" - Max Zooi

    3. "Natives are Restless" - Horace Silver (arranged by Max Zooi)

    4. "Choice" - Mike Robinson

  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: SUNY Purchase Bud Powell Ensemble

    April 10, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The SUNY Purchase Bud Powell Repertory Ensemble performs live at WBGO for 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, directed by Pete Malinverni, is Greg Jung and Mike Troy on alto saxes, Marie-Fatima Rudolf, piano, Zach Slaughter, bass, and Michael Camacho, drums. The group performed compositions by pianist Bud Powell, a full set list is below.

    The SUNY Purchase Bud Powell Ensemble
    Live at WBGO 4/8/14

    1. "Monopoly"

    Interview: Pete Malinverni

    2. "Oblivion"

    Interview: Greg Jung, Mike Troy

    3. "Celia"

    Interview: Mike Camacho

    4. "Un Poco Loco"

    Interview: Marie-Fatima

  • Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet Live At WBGO: Listen Now

    April 10, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet performs live at WBGO to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. The group appears April 10 and 12 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola as part of JALC's seven-night Dave Brubeck festival, which celebrates the life and music of the pianist, who died in 2012.

    The ensemble features students at the College of the Pacific, home of the Brubeck Institute, with Max Boiko on trumpet, Joel Ross, vibes and piano, Sean Britt, guitar, Sarah Kuo, bass and Jalon D'Mere Archie, drums.

    Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet

    Live at WBGO 4/9/14

    1. "Ill Relations" - Joel Ross

    2. "Song for Cecilia" - Sean Britt

    3. "What Changed" - Joel Ross

    4. "In Your Own Sweet Way" - Dave Brubeck

  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

    April 8, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma 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 is Lukas Gabric from Villach Austria on tenor sax, Greg Duncan from Regina, Canada on guitar, Reuben Allen from Chicago, on piano, Paolo Bendettini from Pisa, Italy on bass, and Jordan Young from Detroit on drums. A full set list is below.

    The Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble
    Live at WBGO 4/8/14

    1. Monochrome - Lukas Gabric

    soloists: Lukas, Greg, Jordan

    Interviews: Lukas, Reuben

    2. Unraveling Blues - Reuben Allen

    soloists: Reuben, Paolo

    Interview: Paolo

    3. The Dotted Line - Greg Duncan

    soloists: Greg, Lukas, Reuben

    Interviews: Greg, Jordan

    4. Mood For McCann - Jordan Young

    soloists: Lukas, Greg, Reuben, Paolo, Jordan

  • 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