• Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2009. Posted by Daniel Karcher.

    Happy New Year from all of us at WBGO Jazz 88.3!

    WBGO Jazz 88.3

    Stay tuned, the party's only begun!

  • Toast in New York!

    December 31, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    The New York segment of NPR and WBGO's Toast of the Nation comes to you from the Jazz Standard in Midtown Manhattan. The Jazz Standard is in the basement of a smokin' barbecue joint called Blue Smoke.

    Blue Smoke front window

    Earlier today we soundchecked the Mingus Big Band. And big it is, with a full complement of saxes and brass including tuba! Trombonist Kumba Frank Lacy is also doing some vocal work:

    Frank Lacy

    Those are two important elements in making a live broadcast such as this happen. Keep reading for the others.

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