July 31, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Bassist Derrick Hodge performs live at WBGO for a special edition of Josh Jackson's weekly new music show,The Checkout, which broadcasts on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
That same day, Hodge's Blue Note CD, Live Today, hits stores: click to hear Jackson's sneak preview of the album for NPR's First Listen series.
A member of the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment, this Philadelphia native knows no boundaries. Hodge performs with hip-hop and soul artists such as Jill Scott and Maxwell, and with classical composer Osvaldo Golijov. Hodge also works with trumpeter Terence Blanchard on film scores which include Spike Lee's When The Levees Broke and Miracle At St. Anna.
Hodge will also perform on August 6 at 8:30 p.m. at The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd Street in New York, with Travis Sayles on keyboards, Mark Colenburg on drums and Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet.
Can't wait? Check out this video of Hodge's live broadcast for our Checkout Live series from the 92Y Tribeca in New York with Kris Bowers on piano, Dontae Winslow on trumpet, Jamire Williams on drums and Alan Hampton on guitar and vocals. There's more of Derrick and other cutting-edge performers in our video archive. Enjoy!
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June 12, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
You can watch video from this event and review the conversation with hosts from WBGO and NPRMusic.org on this page.
Every month, The Checkout Live brings critically acclaimed performers, many of whom have been featured on host Josh Jackson's weekly music magazine, The Checkout, to live stages in New York and Boston.
If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO-FM's online stream for new music, The Jazz Bee, to hear more from Byron, The Bridge Trio and other artists at the cutting edge of jazz. Enjoy!
Click here to watch the Bridge Trio, with Conun Pappas on piano, Max Moran on bass and Joe Dyson on drums The trio met while students at New Orleans' performing arts high school, NOCCA, and their talents have blossomed as members of saxophonist Donald Harrison's touring ensemble.
Click below to watch Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet with Carla Cook on vocals, Brad Jones on bass and backing vocals, Nat Adderley Jr. on piano and Pheeroan akLaff on drums. Byron plays clarinets and tenor saxophone.
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May 8, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO's The Checkout! presented a live double bill from 92Y Tribeca of drummer Allison Miller's trio Boom Tic Boom and trumpeter Steven Bernstein's Sexmob on Wednesday, May 8 at 8 p.m. Watch video from both sets here.
Want to hear more? WBGO's HD2 channel for new music, the jazz bee, features Boom Tic Boom's brand-new album, No Morphine, No Lillies, as well as past releases by Miller, Bernstein and their bandmates. Enjoy!
Click here to watch Allison Miller with Boom Tic Boom:
Click here to watch trumpeter Steven Bernstein with Sexmob:
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November 7, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO's The Checkout! is proud to present bassist Omer Avital's Band of the East, and tenor saxophonist Gregory Tardy's quintet live from the 92Y Tribeca tonight at 8 p.m., hosted by Josh Jackson. Watch the concert live here or listen to our on-air stream, and join in our chat below.
If you like what you hear, visit The Checkout's show page for interviews and studio sessions hosted by Josh Jackson, and tune in to our sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by Avital, Tardy and other artists at the cutting edge of jazz. And don't forget WBGO's broadcasts from the 92Y and Village Vanguard live on in our video archive. Enjoy!
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September 20, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.
WBGO is able to bring listeners unique performances like the one last night thanks in large part to the support of members.
We are in the midst of our Fall fund raiser, and today (September 20), every member contribution goes further. Anyone who pledges today has the power to help WBGO DOUBLE the impact, thanks to the great folks who have donated to the WBGO Challenge Fund.
On Match Day your pledge is matched dollar for dollar.
If you appreciate the content that only WBGO can bring you, please support the station today. This is the only Match Day of our fall fund drive.
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