WBGO Blog
  • Newark’s Jazz Club Scene: An Aural History Project from WBGO News

    August 10, 2010. Posted by Andrew Meyer.

    Do you remember the Playbill, the Cadillac Club? How about the Key Club or Sparky J’s? Do you know someone, a friend, a parent, a grandparent who used to hang out in Newark’s jazz scene back during the heyday?

    WBGO News is looking for first-hand stories of Newark’s rich jazz history to capture as part of a new aural history project. We’re looking for remembrances from those times. What did the places look like, smell like, feel like, etc. Why were they so much fun during that time? What made the jazz clubs the place to be. What did they like about them. What performers did they see there? What songs got people moving? Did they perhaps meet their future spouse at a club?

    We’re looking to interview people who have stories to tell about this aspect of Newark’s rich cultural heritage. You can reach us at jazzclubs@wbgo.org, or you can get in touch with news director Doug Doyle at 973-624-8880, ext. 264.

  • A Visit to the Montreal Guitar Show: Jerome Casanova

    June 21, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    French luthier discusses and demonstrates his unique guitar-brass bell hybrid

  • My Two Jazz Cats

    September 15, 2009. Posted by Andrew Meyer.

    On this pet pledge day, I thought it would be a good time to introduce you to the latest addition to our home.  Say hello to Dinah.

    dinah

    Four and  a half months old, adopted from a shelter in Bloomfield a few weeks ago and making herself quite at home.

    You might remember our other cat, Dizzy, who moved in a year ago last Spring.

    dizzy

    These two jazz cats are still getting used to each other.

    dizzy and dinah 1

    But they love hanging out and listening to WBGO all day long (which their human companions are sure to leave on the radio while they're at work.)

    dizzy and dinah 2

    This household proudly supports WBGO!

    Have you done your part for you and your pets?

    Call and make a pledge at 1-800-499-9246 or pledge online at www.wbgo.org.

    Thanks for making member-supported, pet-pleasing Jazz88 possible!

    Andrew Meyer