February 8, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.
Two veterans of the Thad Jones and Mel Lewis-led Vanguard Orchestra stopped by WBGO to talk about the band's foundational mantra, the withering stare of one of those iconic band leaders, and the experience of playing to James Coburn and Miles Davis at the height of their fame. It's John Moska and Greg Purviance on WBGO's Morning Jazz with Gary Walker.
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January 26, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.
Arturo O'Farrill brings his Boss Level Septet- a dynamite group featuring members of his own family- to WBGO for a live session and interview with Gary Walker. Special guest Papo Vasquez is on hand to contribute to both the set and the conversation about family, Latin jazz, and more.
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December 29, 2015. Posted by Nicole Sweeney.
A proud moment in jazz is when our music is acknowledged and celebrated in mainstream media. This year, 12 year old jazz pianist Joey Alexander has had the world listening to and watching him closely. CBS's 60 Minutes followed Joey for several months and the results aired on the program's first episode of the new year, featuring a conversation between Anderson Cooper and our own Gary Walker, host of Morning Jazz. Check out the video here.
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