WBGO Blog
  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/30/11

    September 30, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Oscar Pettiford
    Oscar Pettiford

    Today at WBGO:

    - Pledge now to make our new transmitter a reality! We are 84 percent of the way to reaching our goal.

    -  On The Newark Journal at 7:30 p.m., host Andrew Meyer looks at new safeguards for New Jersey’s student athletes, Katie Colanerie reviews the first five years of Berkley College, Doug Doyle talks with women’s basketball pioneer Carol Blazejowski, and more!

    - Join Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West at 6 a.m. on Saturday for tough talk on news, entertainment and everything in between.

    - Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue on Saturday at 10 a.m. features the finest in rhythm and blues, funk and soul. Come get your groove on!

    - We had a great time with Tillery and Erik Friedlander’s Bonebridge at the 92Y Tribeca on Tuesday night. Click here to listen to both sets!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    -       Keb' Mo' is at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank

    -       Cassandra Wilson is at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    -       Jose James is at the Jazz Standard

    -       The Clifton Anderson Group is at Smalls

    -       Warren Vaché is at Uproot in Warren

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Antonio Hart – 1968

    Buddy Rich – 1917

    Oscar Pettiford – 1922

    Joe Martin – 1970

    Bill Johnson - 1912

    Carmen Leggio – 1927

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/29/11

    September 28, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Dennis Sandole
    Dennis Sandole

    Today at WBGO:

    - Pledge now to make our new transmitter a reality! We are 78 percent of the way to reaching our goal.

    - On Piano Jazz at 6:30 p.m., harmonicist Toots Thielemans duets with pianist Marian McPartland on "Georgia,” "Lullaby of Birdland” and more.

    - We had a great time with Tillery and Erik Friedlander’s Bonebridge at the 92Y Tribeca on Tuesday night. Click here to listen to both sets!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Bob DeVos and Vic Juris are at the Glen Rock Inn

    Jose James is at the Jazz Standard

    Sylvia Cuenca is at Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    David Kikoski - 1961

    Dennis Sandole - 1913

    Jean-Luc Ponty - 1942

    Joe 'Guitar' Hughes – 1937

    Miguel De Caro - 1945

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/27/11

    September 27, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bud Powell
    Bud Powell

    Today at WBGO:

    - Pledge today and be entered to win an iPad 2!

    - Gary Walker interviews bassist Reggie Workman live in our studios at 9 a.m.

    - The Checkout at 6:30 p.m. features a performance by pianist Elio Villafranca and saxophonist Jake Saslow in the WBGO studios.

    - Join us at 8 p.m. for a live broadcast from the 92Y Tribeca with Tillery and Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge Band. Watch, listen, and chat at WBGO.org/blog!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Terri Lyne Carrington's "Mosaic Project" is at the Jazz Standard

    Gerald Wilson’s Legacy Suite is at Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center

    John Pizzarelli Trio with Grover Kemble are at Shanghai Jazz in Madison

    Roberta Piket and Virginia Mayhew are at Whole Foods Market in West Orange

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bud Powell – 1924

    Red Rodney - 1927

    Guido Basso - 1937

    Mike Nock - 1940

    Matt Wilson – 1964

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/26/11

    September 26, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Gary Bartz
    Gary Bartz

    Today at WBGO:

    - All new member pledges today are matched dollar for dollar! We are 70 percent of the way to improving your signal reception with our new transmitter.

    - At 6:30, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce explores “The New Classic Cool” with the Bill Charlap Trio.

    - Bassist Reggie Workman will be live in our studios with Gary Walker tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.

    - Tune in tomorrow night at 8 p.m., when WBGO will be live from the 92Y Tribeca with Tillery and Erik Friedlander’s Bonebridge.

    - Check back to the blog for the latest installment of Dr. Lewis Porter’s “You Don’t Know Jazz!” series, this time on common misconceptions about early jazz drumming.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Michael Pedicin is at the Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro

    Michel Camilo is at the Blue Note

    Ari Hoenig is at Smalls

    Gary Smolyan Trio is at New Jersey City University in Jersey City

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Nelson 'Cadillac' Williams - 1917

    Gary Bartz - 1940

    Julie London (vocal) - 1926

    Nicholas Payton - 1973

    Ted Greene - 1946

    Vic Juris - 1953

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/23/11

    September 23, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    John Coltrane
    John Coltrane

    Today at WBGO:

    - At 7:30, the WBGO Journal looks at Zuckerberg and Newark’s schools, urban farming in Detroit, Sondheim’s Follies and more with host Doug Doyle.

    -Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West tackle current affairs at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

    - Get your groove on with Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue on Saturday at 10.  Classic and contemporary rhythm and blues, soul and funk jazz.

    - Pledge during the Blues Hour at 3 p.m. or during Portraits in Blue on Saturday and we will enter your name to win a library of 35 hot blues CDs!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem

    The Frank Foster Memorial Birthday Celebration is at the Abyssinian Baptist Church

    Nat Adderley, Jr. is at Trumpets in Montclair

    Grover Kemble is at Uproot in Warren

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    John Coltrane – 1926

    Albert Ammons – 1907

    Frank Foster - 1928

    George Garzone – 1950

    Michel Gaudry - 1928

    Ray Charles - 1930

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