November 1, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.
It's not often that a host gets to be a guest on their own program, but this Singers Unlimited session honoring the songbook of Dave and Iola Brubeck is a special event. Michael Bourne takes a turn as an interviewee along with the composer's son, bassist and trombonist Chris Brubeck, singer Hilary Kole, and pianist Adam Birnbaum as Gary Walker guides us through stories and performances captured in our studio - a taste of what's to come this Sunday, November 6th at NJPAC at 3pm.
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October 17, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.
Singer Marty Elkins stops by Singers Unlimited with Michael Bourne. The two discuss the transformative experience that was Marty's first exposure to a Billie Holiday record and Marty demonstrates that profound influence with a live performance here at WBGO's studio.
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March 20, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Tenor saxophonist Michael Blake's World Time Zone, with Ben Allison on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums, play live and talk with Michael Bourne about Contrasts In Individualism, an homage to the legacies of saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. This concert was first broadcast March 17, 2014. Enjoy!
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May 28, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard's quintet performed music from their new CD, Magnetic, live at WBGO on Tuesday, May 28.
Blanchard was joined by Kendrick Scott on drums, Fabian Almazan on piano, Joshua Crumbly on bass and Brice Winston on tenor saxophone. The group also performs Wednesday through Sunday at New York's Jazz Standard nightclub.
Click here to watch a video excerpt from this performance, of the "Pet Step Sitter's Theme Song" by Fabian Almazan. More audio and video from this event will be available soon. Enjoy!
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May 19, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
WBGO received a My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). WBGO's educational outreach to youth is manifold. The WBGO Kids Jazz Series accompanied with Jazzamatazz, a children’s newsletter, has been most successful. Also, the best college bands in New York and New Jersey visit WBGO's studio to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month every April. The SUNY Purchase Jazz Endeavor performed on the award-winning series Next Generation JAM. Listen to the live broadcast by clicking below.
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