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

    November 9, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pete Brown

    Today at WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m., JazzSet features trumpeter Roy Hargrove's second set from his recent Village Vanguard appearance.

    - At 7:30 p.m., SportsJam with Doug Doyle features Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Bob Hurley of St. Anthony's High School and Peter Alson and Amy Handlesman from the U.S.Poker Federation.

    - At 9 p.m., join us for a live broadcast from the Village Vanguard with saxophonist Bill McHenry, with Orrin Evans on piano, Eric Reevis on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums. Join us online at the same time for a live chat with WBGO and NPR hosts, and with the artists during intermission!

    - On Wednesday, November 16, WBGO hosts a members night at the 92Y Tribeca, with vibraphonist Warren Wolff and Wolfpack and guitarist Lage Lund. Members will get to meet the artists, a free gift and refreshments, and your choice of the best seats in the house. See you there!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Cecilia Coleman Big Band is at Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant

    Lenny Andrade and her trio are at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Chick Corea’s 70th Birthday Celebration is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Mezz Mezzrow - 1899

    Muggsy Spanier – 1906

    James Talley – 1944

    Jesse Davis – 1965

    Pete Brown - 1906

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 11/8/11

    November 8, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bertha Hope
    Bertha Hope

    Today at WBGO:

    - It's election day, WBGO's award-winning news team will bring you coverage at the top ofthe hour all night, starting at 8 p.m., with hosts Andrew Meyer and Doug Doyle.

    - At 2 p.m., Paquito D’Rivera joins host Michael Bourne to discuss his performances this weekend of compositions by Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    At 6:30 p.m, The Checkout features interviews with drummer Ben Perowsky and saxophonist Bill McHenry, and WBGO studio performance by pianist David Budway’s quartet.

    - At 7:30 p.m., Maria Hinojosa hosts Latino USA, a half-hour weekly English language radio and Web magazine produced from a Latino perspective.

    - Join us tomorrow night at 9 p.m. for a live broadcast from the Village Vanguard with saxophonist Bill McHenry, with Orrin Evans on piano, Eric Reevis on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums. Join us online at the same time for a live chat with WBGO and NPR hosts, and with the artists during intermission!

    - On Wednesday, November 16, WBGO hosts a members night at the 92Y Tribeca, with vibraphonist Warren Wolff and Wolfpack and guitarist Lage Lund. Members will get to meet the artists, a free gift and refreshments, and your choice of the best seats in the house. See you there!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Lenny Andrade and her trio are at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Grupo Los Santos is at Cornelia Street Café

    Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap are at the Algonquin Hotel

    Chick Corea’s 70th Birthday Celebration is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bertha Hope – 1936

    Don Byron – 1958

    John O'Gallagher – 1964

    Russell Malone – 1963

    Warren Battiste - 1925

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 11/7/11

    November 7, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Alvin Batiste

    Today at WBGO:

    Vote now for your favorite jazz performers! Through November 20, you can contribute your vote to our Thanksgiving Jazz Parade, and let us know who you choose as your favorite instrumentalists and vocalists.

    At 6:30 p.m., host Wendell Pierce explores the relationship between jazz and art on Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    At 7:30 p.m., join hosts Steve Adubato Jr. and Rafael Pi Roman for the New Jersey Capital Report. This week’s installment features Congressman Scott Garrett and Florence Block, executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council.

    On Tuesday at 2 p.m., Paquito D’Rivera joins host Michael Bourne to discuss his performances this weekend of compositions by Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    - On Wednesday, November 16, WBGO hosts a members night at the 92Y Tribeca, with vibraphonist Warren Wolff and Wolfpack and guitarist Lage Lund. Members will get to meet the artists, a free gift and refreshments, and your choice of the best seats in the house. See you there!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express are at the 55 Bar

    Joe Farnsworth Quartet is at Smoke

    Adam Rudolph's Go Organic is at Roulette

    Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap are at the Algonquin Hotel

    Chick Corea’s 70th Birthday Celebration is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Alvin Batiste - 1932

    Joe Bushkin – 1916

    Howard Rumsey – 1917

    David S. Ware - 1949

    Don Mopsick – 1950

    Al Hirt - 1922

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 11/4/11

    November 4, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Eddie Gomez
    Eddie Gomez

    Today at WBGO:

    - At 6 p.m., join us for a free members event on the Rutgers-Newark campus: tour the Institute of Jazz Studies, see their Louis Armstrong exhibit, enjoy the film In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland and meet the filmmaker, Huey.

    - At 7:30 p.m., join host Doug Doyle for our award-winning current affairs program, the WBGO journal. Topics this week include The Community Food Bank, author SJ Rozan and a new play about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Mountaintop.

    - On Wednesday, November 16, WBGO hosts a members night at the 92Y Tribeca, with vibraphonist Warren Wolff and Wolfpack and guitarist Lage Lund. Members will get to meet the artists, a free gift and refreshments, and your choice of the best seats in the house. See you there!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Bill Frisell is at Carnegie Hall

    John Lee is at Cecil's Jazz Club and Restaurant

    Marilyn Crispell is at Cornelia Street Cafe

    Luis Bonilla is at Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

    Three Cohens Sextet is at the Village Vanguard

    Django Reinhardt Festival is at Birdland

    Frank Wess and Company are at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap are at the Algonquin Hotel

    Chick Corea’s 70th Birthday Celebration is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Carlos "Patato" Valdes – 1926

    Jeremy Pelt – 1976

    Eddie Gomez – 1944

    Jeff Lorber – 1952

    Joe Benjamin – 1919

    Eric Le Lann – 1957

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 11/3/11

    November 3, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Henry Grimes
    Henry Grimes

    Today at WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m., virtuoso pianist and master composer Joanne Brackeen joins host Marian McPartland on Piano Jazz. Brackeen has been called "the Picasso" of jazz piano, and like McPartland, she has been a trailblazer for women in jazz.

    - Join us on Friday, November 4 for a free members event starting at 6 p.m. on the Rutgers-Newark campus: tour the Institute of Jazz Studies, see the Louis Armstrong exhibit, and enjoy the film In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland.

    - On Wednesday, November 16, WBGO hosts a members night at the 92Y Tribeca, with vibraphonist Warren Wolff and Wolfpack and guitarist Lage Lund. Members will get to meet the artists, a free gift and refreshments, and your choice of the best seats in the house. See you there!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Django Reinhardt Festival is at Birdland

    Chick Corea, Gary Peacock and Paul Motian Trio is at the Blue Note

    Frank Wess and Company are at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Joris Roelofs Trio is at Cornelia Street Cafe

    Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap are at the Algonquin Hotel

    Chick Corea’s 70th Birthday Celebration is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Henry Grimes – 1935

    Jane Monheit – 1977

    Joe McPhee - 1939

    John Barry – 1933

    Joe Turner – 1907

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