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  • Jazz Night In America: Wallace Roney Live From Detroit

    October 21, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Watch a video webcast of trumpeter Wallace Roney and singer Cassandra Wilson at the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. Click the image below to watch and chat with hosts at at that time.

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    In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a number of large ensemble works for Miles Davis his employer at the time. They were never recorded, and eventually forgotten.

    Decades later, Shorter, now considered one of jazz's greatest composers, dug up the music and handed it over to trumpeter Wallace Roney, a Davis protégé, to breathe new life into the charts.

    Roney presents that suite of music — or what he could before rain showers interceded — on this webcast of Jazz Night In America, live at the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival.

    Over Labor Day weekend, the Detroit Jazz Festival annually presents a free, three-day outdoor event regularly attended by some of the biggest names in the music. Detroit native Regina Carter was also among the guests this year, and she leads off the webcast with music from her newest recording, Southern Comfort.

  • Live At The Village Vanguard: Sound Prints Quintet

    November 28, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presented the Sound Prints Quintet live from New York's Village Vanguard on Wednesday, November 28 at 9 p.m., with The Sound Prints Quintet. Tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano were joined by Linda Oh on bass, Lawrence Fields on piano and Joey Baron on drums.

    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 streaming channel for new music, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by the members of this ensemble and other up-and-coming performers. Enjoy!

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  • WBGO Live from Berklee with Christian Scott on Thursday

    November 17, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presents trumpeter Christian Scott in a live video and audio broadcast from Boston, the  first of our new series, The Checkout - Live from Berklee, from The Red Room at the Berklee College of Music's Café 939. Watch the live webcast below.

    You can see all of our live concert webcasts, including our monthly broadcasts from the Village Vanguard and the 92Y Tribeca, here.


    Watch live streaming video from wbgo at livestream.com

    Each month we will present some of Berklee's best young talent, such as Scott, Berklee class of 2006, and saxophonist Seamus Blake, class of 1992, on December 7. The series is a partnership by WBGO with the college and NPRMusic.org.

    Scott signed with Concord Records shortly after his graduation from Berklee and his first CD, Rewind That, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Originally from New Orleans, Scott is the nephew of saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., with whom he toured as a teenager.

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    Christian Scott by Derek Conrad Murray

    Seamus Blake has been called an "extraordinary, total saxophonist" by guitarist John Scofield, whose Quiet Band features Blake. Born in England and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Blake won first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition in 2002 and can be heard every Monday night in New York with with the Mingus Big Band.

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    Seamus Blake