WBGO Blog
  • Morning Cup of Jazz 10/20/11

    October 19, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Jelly Roll Morton

    - Join us for a free reception at 6 p.m. in the WBGO Art Gallery. View the exhibit of photographs from Cuba, meet the artist and enjoy a live performance by pianist Arturo O'Farrill.

    - Also  at 7 p.m., join us at the Brooklyn Museum for the BrooklyNites Jazz series featuring SOMI, hosted by WBGO's Rob Crocker.

    - WBGO's 2011 Champions of Jazz Benefit on November 2 will honor Jimmy Heath and Tommy LiPuma, with performances by Natalie Cole, Roy Hargrove, Joe Lovano, Russell Malone, Lizz Wright, and much more. Click here for details and to buy tickets to this event.

    - Join us for free jazz for kids this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Middle School with  Zaccai on piano and Luques Curtis on bass, who will present a program of jazz and Afro-Caribbean music.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:
    George Benson is at the Mayo Performing Arts Center
    Mimi Jones Band is at Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant

    Tim Hagans Quartet is at Birdland Jazz Club

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Adelaide Hall – 1904

    Dado Moroni – 1962

    Jelly Roll Morton – 1890

    Martin Taylor – 1956

    Bill Chase - 1934

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 10/19/11

    October 18, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Alphonse Picou
    Alphonse Picou

    Today at WBGO:

    - At JazzSet at 6:30 p.m., pianist Randy Weston and his group African Rhythms perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

    - At 7:30 p.m., Allan Wolper talks with Elsie McCabe Thompson, Pesident of the Museum of African Art.

    - On Thursday, Join us for a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the WBGO Art Gallery. View the exhibit, meet the artist and enjoy a live performance by Arturo O'Farrill.

    - Also on Thursday at 7 p.m., join us at the Brooklyn Museum for the BrooklyNites Jazz series featuring SOMI, hosted by WBGO's Rob Crocker.

    - WBGO's 2011 Champions of Jazz Benefit on November 2 will honor Jimmy Heath and Tommy LiPuma, with performances by Natalie Cole, Roy Hargrove, Joe Lovano, Russell Malone, Lizz Wright, and much more. Click here for details and to buy tickets to this event.

    - Check out WBGO producer Simon Rentner's guide to flamenco jazz, part of NPR Music's Take Five series.

    - Join us for free jazz for kids this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Middle School with  Zaccai on piano and Luques Curtis on bass, who will present a program of jazz and Afro-Caribbean music.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    George Benson is at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood

    Phil Woods Quintet is at Birdland Jazz Club

    Chris Dingman's Waking Dreams is at Cornelia Street Cafe

    Jean Michel Pilc is at Klavierhaus

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Alphonse Picou – 1878

    Eddie Daniels – 1941

    Vinicius De Moraes – 1913

    Carol Kidd - 1945

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 10/18/11

    October 18, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    photo by Clay McBride
    photo by Clay McBride

    Today at WBGO:

    - Happy 50th Wynton!

    - On Tuesday at 2 p.m., Michael Bourne interviews the cast of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and they will perform a songs from the production.

    - WBGO's 2011 Champions of Jazz Benefit on November 2 will honor Jimmy Heath and Tommy LiPuma, with performances by Natalie Cole, Roy Hargrove, Joe Lovano, Russell Malone, Lizz Wright, and much more. Click here for details and to buy tickets to this event.

    - Check out WBGO producer Simon Rentner's guide to flamenco jazz, part of NPR Music's Take Five series.

    - Join us for free jazz for kids this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Middle School with  Zaccai on piano and Luques Curtis on bass, who will present a program of jazz and Afro-Caribbean music.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    The Phil Woods Quintet is at Birdland

    The Ali Jackson Trio is at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Tom Harrell Chamber Ensembel is at the Village Vanguard

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Wynton Marsalis – 1961

    Myron Walden – 1972

    J.C. Moses – 1936

    George Washington – 1907

    Esperanza Spalding – 1984

    Bill Stewart - 1966

    Bobby Troup – 1918

    Anita O'Day - 1919

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