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  • WBGO JAM 2016: Juilliard Jazz Ensemble A

    April 13, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Juilliard's Jazz Ensemble A performs at WBGO as we continue celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month. Hear some of the future household names of jazz take on tunes by Charles Mingus and Andrew Hill.

    Hear this group and other top student ensembles featured on 88.3 FM throughout the month of April.

    Keep watching the blog for more complete JAM sessions all month long.

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    Juilliard Jazz Ensemble A, directed by Frank Kimbrough

    1) Remember Rockefeller at Attica (composed by Charles Mingus)
    2) Dusk (composed by Andrew Hill)
    3) Baby Babble (composed by Andrew Wangemann)

    Zoe Obadia - Alto Saxophone
    William Hawley - Trombone
    John Whitcomb - Trumpet
    Joel Wenhardt - Piano
    Dan Chmielinski - Bass
    Andrew Wangemann - Drums

  • WBGO JAM 2016: Queens College International Quintet

    April 11, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Queens College International Quintet stops by to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. A diverse collective of students from around the world, this group's original compositions demonstrate the power of jazz as language both distinctly global and intimately personal.

    Hear this group and other top student ensembles featured on 88.3 FM throughout the month of April.

    Keep watching the blog for more complete JAM sessions all month long.

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    The Queens College International Quintet, directed by David Berkman

    1) Like Kenny (composed by Samvel Sarkisian)
    2) January (composed by Miyoung Lee)
    3) Brooklyn Bound (composed by Flavio Silva)

    Flavio Silva (Brazil) - Guitar
    Sergej Avenesov (Russia) - Tenor Sax
    Miyoung Lee (Korea) - Piano
    Chang Min Jun (Korea) - Bass
    Samvel Sarkisian (Russia) - Drums

  • WBGO JAM 2016: SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble

    April 6, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    WBGO's celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month continues with the SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble performing an in-studio concert devoted to their namesake's compositions.

    Hear them and other top student ensembles featured on 88.3 FM throughout the month of April.

    Keep watching the blog for more complete JAM sessions all month long.

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    Purchase College Jazz Studies Ornette Coleman Ensemble, directed by Pete Malinverni

    1) Tears Inside
    2) Chronology
    3) Lonely Woman
    4) Blues Connotation

    Sebastian Gil - Trumpet
    Nick Green - Alto Saxophone
    Alex Frondelli - Guitar
    Albert Ahlf - Piano
    Mikey Migliore - Bass
    Zach Berns – Drums

  • WBGO JAM 2016: NJ City University Tenor Conclave Combo

    April 4, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    NJ City University's Tenor Conclave Combo continues WBGO's celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with a live performance and interview with our own Nicole Sweeney.

    Hear them and other top student ensembles featured on 88.3 FM throughout the month of April.

    Keep watching the blog for more complete JAM sessions all month long.

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    NJCU Tenor Conclave Combo, directed by Walt Weiskopf

    1) Like Sonny (composed by John Coltrane)
    2) Moose the Mooche (composed by Charlie Parker)
    3) Resolution (composed by John Coltrane)

    Diego Ferreira - Tenor Sax
    Cristiano Ludwig - Tenor Sax
    Cesar Haas - Guitar
    Anthony Bianco - Bass
    Michael Yaw – Drums

  • WBGO JAM 2016: Rutgers Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble Performs Live

    April 1, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

    Rutgers Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble kicks off WBGO's Jazz Appreciation Month celebration. Hear their live in-studio performance and interview with Nicole Sweeney and tune in to 88.3 FM to hear them and other student ensembles featured throughout April.

    Keep watching our blog all month long for more complete JAM sessions showcasing the next generation of jazz stars.

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    Rutgers Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bill O’Connell

    1) Hot Jambalaya (composed by Bill O'Connell)
    2) Picadillo (composed by Tito Puente, arranged by Bill O'Connell)

    Yunior Terry Cabrera, Bass
    James Nascimento, Bass
    Dom Palombi, Drums/Percussion
    Benjamin Cureton, Drums/Percussion
    Greg Riss, Percussion
    Michael Berry, Piano
    John Donathan,Tenor Sax
    Mike Benson, Tenor Sax
    Stephen Justice, Trombone
    Anthony Fazio, Trumpet