WBGO Blog
  • Morning Cup of Jazz 12/21/11

    December 21, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Hank Crawford
    Hank Crawford

    Today on WBGO:

    - JazzSet at 6:30 p.m. features Christian McBride and Inside Straight at the Detroit Jazz Festival.

    - At 7:30 p.m., host Allan Wolper talks with Nancy Gruskin, an influential lobbyist for bicycle safety in New York City since her husband, Stuart, was killed crossing 43rd Street by a food delivery man.

    - 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.

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    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    George Colligan Trio is at the Cornelia Street Cafe

    Dan Tepfer is at the Rubin Museum of Art

    Giovanni Arencibia is at Skippers Plane Street Pub

    Dalton Gang is at Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant

    Orrin Evans Captain Black Big Band is at Zinc Bar

    Cedar Walton Quartet is at the Village Vanguard

    Chris Botti is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Hank Crawford – 1934

    JaRon Eames – 1953

    Paco De Lucia - 1947

    Panama Francis – 1918

    Warren Benbow – 1954

    Alex Blake - 1951

    George Treadwell – 1919

    Juan Carlos Águila Coghlan - 1949

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 12/20/11

    December 20, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Ehud Asherie
    Ehud Asherie

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m., The Checkout hosts drummer Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O, as they perform holiday classics old and new in a live session from the WBGO studios.

    At 7:30 p.m., join host Maria Hinojosa for Latino USA, as she examines Presidetn Obama's promise to create 5 million clean energy jobs, and efforts to promote renewable energy in Calipatria, California.

    - 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.

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    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Jack Wilkins/Gene Bertoncini Duo is at Bella Luna Restaurant

    Mary Halvorson's Reverse Blue is at the Cornelia Street Cafe

    Gilad Hekselman Quartet is at Smalls

    Cedar Walton Quartet is at the Village Vanguard

    John Hicks Legacy Band is at the Zinc Bar

    Chris Botti is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Arne Domnerus - 1924

    Ehud Asherie - 1979

    Larry Willis - 1942

    Bobby Columby - 1944

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 12/19/11

    December 19, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bob Brookmeyer
    Bob Brookmeyer

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m., host Wendell Pierce interviews Grammy winning acapella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock about their new tributes to Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone.

    - At 7:30 p.m. on the New Jersey Capitol Report, host Steve Adubato talks with State Senate Republican leader Tom Kean, Jr., Bill Lavin, the president of the Firefighter's Mutual Benevolent Association, and other guests.

    - 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:

    Chris Botti is at the Blue Note

    Martin Bejerano is at the Jazz Gallery

    Ari Hoenig Trio and Jerome Sabbagh Trio are at Smalls

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bob Brookmeyer – 1929

    Bobby Timmons – 1935

    Cornell Dupree – 1942

    Daniel Zlotnik – 1977

    Eric Marienthal – 1957

    Erskine Tate – 1895

    Kenny Berger – 1947

    Lu Watters - 1911

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