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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 10/23/11

    October 23, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Odean Pope by John Abbott
    Odean Pope by John Abbott

    Today at WBGO:

    - At 2 p.m., singer Kurt Elling talks with Michael Bourne about his performance at Birdland this week with The Kluvers Big Band, an 18 piece ensemble.

    - At 6:30 p.m., Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra romp through the Kansas City songbook of the Count Basie Band. Wendell Pierce hosts

    - WBGO's 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.

    - On Saturday at 12:30 p.m., join us at the Newark Museum for free jazz for kids as trumpet player Marcus Printup presents a program which demonstrates the many emotions that can be expressed while playing jazz.

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    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Mona's Hot Four is at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township

    Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra is at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Mingus Orchestra is at the Jazz Standard

    Butch Morris is at Nublu

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Louis Barbarin – 1902

    Sonny Terry - 1911

    Dan Morgenstern – 1929

    Jimmy Dawkins - 1936

    Odean Pope – 1938

    Rick Margitza - 1961

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 10/21/11

    October 21, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie
    John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie

    Today at WBGO:

    - Happy Birthday, Birks!

    - At 12 p.m., Eulis Cathey interviews guitarist Stanley Jordan about his new CD "Friends" and his performances at The Iridium this weekend.

    - At 2 p.m., Michael Bourne interviews Michael Wolff about his role as Music Director of WBGO's Champions of Jazz Benefit on November 2, which 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.

    - At 7:30 p.m. on the WBGO Journal, Doug Doyle interviews award-winning actress Tyne Daly about her performance in the musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, currently at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.

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

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    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars are at the Blue Note

    Johnson Brothers are at Cecil's Jazz Club and Restaurant

    Jon Irabagon Trio is at Cornelia Street Cafe

    John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and Kenny Wheeler are at the Jazz Standard

    Tedeschi Trucks Band is at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

    George Benson is at Town Hall

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Celia Cruz – 1925

    Dizzy Gillespie – 1917

    Fred Hersch – 1955

    Don Byas - 1912

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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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