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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/13/11

    September 13, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Chu Berry
    Chu Berry

    Today at WBGO:

    - Congratulations to 2011 Thelonious Monk Competition winners Kris Bowers, Joshua White, and Emmet Cohen!

    - The Checkout at 6:30 p.m. features a studio performance with vocalist Somi, an interview with alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon, and a highlight from Geri Allen's trio residence at the Village Vanguard.

    - Pledge now to support WBGO’s 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:

    Bruce Williams is at Cecil's in West Orange

    John Gill is at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township

    The John Ellis Band is at the Jazz Standard in Manhattan

    Loren Stillman and Bad Touch are at Cornelia Street Café in Manhattan

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Larry Shields - 1893

    Chu Berry – 1910

    Leonard Feather - 1914

    Charles Brown - 1922

    Mel Torme - 1925

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/12/11

    September 12, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Cat Anderson

    Today at WBGO:

    - Our Fall Fund Drive is underway.  Support our new transmitter and all the music you love, and Stop & Shop will match your pledge with a contribution to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to feed hungry children.

    - At 6:30 p.m., bandleader and composer Paquito D'Rivera guides us among the composers of his Cuban homeland, on Jazz at Lincoln Center with host Wendell Pierce.

    - At 7:30 p.m., the New Jersey Capitol Report features Part Two of Governor Chris Christie on the line.

    - Click through for more of today's jazz happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Mike Lee is at Cecil’s in West Orange

    Butch Morris is at Nublu in Manhattan

    Kevin Sholar is at the Seitai Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

    Michael Pedicin Quartet is at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro in Somers Point

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Gus Cannon - 1883

    Cat Anderson - 1916

    Joe Shulman - 1923

    Steve Turre - 1948

    Adam Rudolph – 1955

    Brian Lynch - 1956

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/7/11

    September 7, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    sonnyage16
    The Young Giant at 16

    Today at WBGO:

    -Happy Birthday, Sonny Rollins! The Saxophone Colossus turns 81 today. Hear last year's birthday concert with Ornette Coleman, which will be released on CD next week, here.

    - WBGO is live from the Village Vanguard tonight at 9 p.m. with the Geri Allen Trio. Join us on air or online!

    - JazzSet at 6:30 p.m. celebrates vibraphonist Gary Burton's 50 years at the Berklee College of Music.

    - SportsJam at 7:30 features Doug Doyle with former Cubs and Rangers outfielder Doug Glanville and also saxophonist/composer Don Braden.

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - Today's SaxOnTheWeb has birthday greetings to Sonny from sax-playing acolytes around the world!

    - Click through for more of today's jazz happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Ernie Edwards at Larry Young's Jazz Club in Newark

    Emi Meyer at Shanghai Jazz in Madison

    Todd Bashore at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bruce Barth – 1958

    Ron Blake – 1965

    Michael Feinstein – 1956

    Mark Isham – 1951

    Makanda Ken McIntyre – 1931

    Irvin Mayfield – 1977

    Little Milton – 1934

    Borislav Petrov - 1979

    Sonny Rollins – 1930

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 9/6/11

    September 6, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Cornetist Buddy Bolden
    King  Bolden

    Today at WBGO:

    - Michael Bourne interviews Rufus Reid at 2 p.m.. Rufus will discuss his new CD and his upcoming performances.

    - On The Checkout at 6 p.m., Josh Jackson hosts Bernie Worrell and Gilad Hekselman. You can also hear streaming audio from live performances in our studio by Worrell and Hekselman, and many other performances, on our website.

    - Happy Birthday, Lieb! Dave Liebman kicks off his weeklong birthday celebration at Birdland, and we celebrate with our premiere of "65 Is No Jive," a new documentary by Bret Primack. Enjoy!

    - We had a great time at the Detroit Jazz Festival over the weekend, which included our special broadcast of Sing The Truth! and Sean Jones on Labor Day. Click here to read our festival updates and other exclusive coverage!

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - NPR's A Blog Supreme features a nice roundup of the current buzz on the jazz internet.

    - A debate is raging at the Ottawa Citizen about "Kurt Rosenwinkel vs. jazz that sucks."

    - Click through for more of today's jazz happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Dave Liebman Quintet at Birdland in Manhattan
    Bruce Williams at Cecil's in West Orange
    Craig Mitchell Trio at Skippers Plane Street Pub in Newark

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Buddy Bolden - 1877

    John Letman – 1917

    John Malachi – 1919

    Jimmy Reed – 1925

    Clifford Thornton - 1936

    Aleksey Kuznetsov - 1941

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz: Gone Fishin' Until 8/25/11

    August 12, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Somewhere in Quebec
    Somewhere in Quebec

    Today at WBGO:

    The Morning Cup of Jazz is on vacation, but over the next ten days we'll have Michael Bourne on the Litchfield Jazz Fest, our live webcast of Jenny Scheinman from the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, a new video "flash jam" by Eric Harland and Avishai Cohen, and the latest in Dr. Lewis Porter's  myth-busting "You Don't Know Jazz!" series. We'll be back with your daily fix of the best jazz news and upcoming events on August 25. So stay tuned!

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