WBGO Blog
  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/22/11

    September 21, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Dan Sane
    Dan Sane

    Today at WBGO:

    - Listen to 2011 MacArthur Fellowship winner Dafnis Prieto’s 2009 performance in our studios here.

    - On Piano Jazz at 6:30, Marian McPartland welcomes Alice Coltrane in this reprise broadcast from 1982.

    - Pledge during the Blues Hour at 3 p.m. and we will enter your name to win a library of 35 hot blues CDs and DVDs!

    - Check out Alex Ariff’s interview on the blog with Israeli pianist Anat Fort, who performs at Cornelia Street with Paul Motian and Gary Wang on Thursday.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Anat Fort is at the Cornelia Street Café

    Gregory Porter is at Smoke

    John Carlini is at Uproot in Warren

    Carrie Jackson is at the 16 Prospect Wine Bar in Westfield

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Dan Sane - 1896

    Rio De Gregori – 1919

    Ray Wetzel - 1924

    Marlena Shaw - 1942

    Ken Vandermark - 1964

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/21/11

    September 20, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Papa Jack Laine
    Papa Jack Laine

    Today at WBGO:

    - JazzSet celebrates Dee Dee Bridgewater's Tenth Anniversary as our host with Ella! The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook at the Kennedy Center.

    - At 7:30, SportsJam host Doug Doyle welcomes Devils defenseman Andy Greene, Jazz bassist Avery Sharpe and RENT's Anthony Rapp.

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

    - Check out Alex Ariff’s interview on the blog with Israeli pianist Anat Fort, who performs at Cornelia Street with Paul Motian and Gary Wang on Thursday.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    The Ravi Coltrane Quintet is at the Village Vanguard

    The Ernie Edwards Trio is at Larry Young's Jazz Club in Newark

    The Nora McCarthy Sextet is at Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant in Montclair

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Papa Jack Laine – 1873

    Slam Stewart – 1914

    Tommy Potter – 1918

    Chico Hamilton – 1921

    Sunny Murray - 1937

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/20/11

    September 19, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Jackie Paris
    Jackie Paris

    Today at WBGO:

    - The Checkout features Jeff “Tain” Watts and features from the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival at 6:30 p.m.

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

    - Check out Alex Ariff’s interview on the blog with Israeli pianist Anat Fort, who performs at Cornelia Street with Paul Motian and Gary Wang on Thursday.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Magos Herrera is at the Jazz Standard

    Aaron Diehl and Jon Batiste are at Dizzy’s Coca-Cola

    Bruce Williams is at Cecil’s in West Orange

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Jackie Paris – 1926

    John Dankworth – 1927

    Red Mitchell – 1927

    Vi Redd – 1928

    Joe Temperley - 1929

    Eric Gale – 1938

    Billy Bang – 1947

    Michael Cuscuna – 1948

    Steve Coleman - 1956

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/16/11

    September 16, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Charlie Byrd
    Charlie Byrd

    Today at WBGO:

    - Master drummer Michael Carvin joins Rhonda Hamilton at 3 p.m. to support our September Fund Drive.

    - At 7:30 p.m., tune in to our award winning half-hour news magazine, the WBGO Journal. Hard-hitting, informative, fun.

    - Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West are on tap tomorrow morning at 6:30 with insightful analysis and commentary on the news and current events.

    - Stick around for our Rhythm Revue Saturday dance party, which host Felix Hernandez kicks off at 10!

    - Pledge now to support our new transmitter and all the music we know you love.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    The Swiss Global/OSPAC Jazz Festival is today and tomorrow in West Orange

    The South Orange International Blues Festival is this weekend

    The Asbury Park Blues Festival is this weekend

    Marty Eigen’s Beacon Hill Jazz Band is at the Wachtung Arts Center

    Yasmin Charlet-Abler is at Trumpets

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Charlie Byrd – 1925

    Chris Cheek – 1968

    Earl Klugh – 1953

    Hamiet Bluiett – 1940

    Graham Haynes – 1960

    Steve Slagle - 1951

    Joe Venuti - 1903

    Jon Hendricks - 1921

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/14/11

    September 14, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Israel "Cachao" Lopez
    Israel "Cachao" Lopez

    Today at WBGO:

    - On JazzSet at 6:30 p.m., we celebrate Dee Dee Bridgewater's Tenth Anniversary as our host with The Women in Jazz All-Stars at the Kennedy Center.

    - On SportsJam with Doug Doyle at 7:30 p.m., Doug Doyle talks with Team Walker President/Founder Jerry Walker and with former CEO of YankeeNets Dr. Harvey Schiller about the late George Steinbrenner.

    - Pledge now to support WBGO’s new transmitter and all the music we know you love.

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    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    The Lee Konitz and Tomasz Stanko Quintet is at Birdland

    John Ellis is at the Jazz Standard

    Ernie Edwards Trio is at Larry Young’s Jazz Club in Newark

    Scott Henderson Trio is at the Sellersville Theater

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Israel "Cachao" Lopez – 1918

    Joseph Jarman – 1937

    Jerome Sabbagh – 1973

    Oliver Lake - 1942

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