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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 1/9/11

    January 9, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Kenny Clarke

    - At 6:30 p.m. on Jazz at Lincoln Center, host Wendell Pierce reviews highlights from the NEA's Jazz Masters Awards, which each year for the past thirty years grants the nation's highest honor to jazz musicians. This year's Jazz Masters Awards will take place at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, and will be broadcast live at WBGO.

    - At 7:30 p.m. on The New Jersey Capitol Report, hosts Steve Adubato and Rafael Pi Roman talk with Ralph LaRossa, President of PSE&G, Chip Gerrity, president of Local Union 94 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and more.

    - New York's Winter JazzFest is still ringing in our ears. Check out NPRMusic's A Blog Supreme for a roundup of this fest's best and worst, plus musings on the future of jazz by WBGO's Simon Rentner, Tim Wilkins and others.

    - WBGO’s new Times Square transmitter is on! Take our online survey to let us know where you are and how we sound to you.

    We had a great time both on-air and online with Toast of the Nation, our 8-hour coast to coast jazz extravaganza on New Years' Eve. Miss something or want to hear it again? Check out NPR Music’s online archive of all eight Toast sets!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, and Harry Connick, Jr are at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Ninety Miles Project is at the Jazz Gallery

    Brazilian Explorative Music is at Le Poisson Rouge

    Ari Hoenig Group is at Smalls

    Sarah Charles is at Zinc Bar

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bucky Pizzarelli – 1926

    Kenny Clarke – 1914

    Carlos Jimenez – 1977

    Tommy Douglas – 1906

    Ed Garland - 1885

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 1/3/12

    January 3, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    James Carter
    James Carter

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m. on The Checkout, Jaco Abel gives WBGO’s Josh Jackson a lesson in the brave new world of electric Flamenco guitar. Tune in to hear his demonstration of solea and fandango flamenco palos, and more surprises!

    - At 7:30 p.m. on Latino USA, independent radio producer Maria Martin travels to  Guatemala to find out what people are saying about the Mayan calendar’s prophecy that 2012 marks the end of the world. Host Maria Hinojosa profiles Norteño super group Los Tigres Del Norte, and looks back at 2011’s highlights in Latin music and entertainment.

    - WBGO’s new Times Square transmitter is on! Take our online survey to let us know where you are and how we sound to you.

    We had a great time both on-air and online with Toast of the Nation, our 8-hour coast to coast jazz extravaganza. Miss something or want to hear it again? Check out NPR Music’s online archive of all eight Toast sets!

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 12/27/11

    December 27, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Walter Norris

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m. on The Checkout, host Josh Jackson presents highlights from our series of live broadcasts from the Village Vanguard, and a farewell to a Vanguard regular, drummer Paul Motian.

    - At 7:30 p.m. on Latino USA, host Maria Hinojosa and contributors review memories of Navidades in the distant and not-so-distant past, and what the holidays brought for their families and themselves.

    - On our blog, WBGO says goodbye to trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, who passed away last Thursday, three days shy of his 82nd birthday, with a highlight from a 1986 performance by Brookmeyer with trumpeter Clark Terry and the Tommy Flanagan Trio.

    - Toast of the Nation, NPR’s coast-to-coast New Year’s Eve jazz party, will be back this year, and yes, it’s produced right here at WBGO! Join us for live performances by the Julian Lage Trio, Wynton Marsalis, and much more.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Andrea Marcovicci is at the Algonquin Hotel

    The Bad Plus is at the Village Vanguard

    Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern are at Smoke Jazz Club and Lounge

    Terese Genecco and her Little Big Band are at the Iridium Jazz Club

    Chris Botti is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bill Crow– 1927

    Johnny Frigo – 1916

    T.S. Monk – 1949

    Walter Norris - 1931

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