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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December 10, 2015. Posted by Josh Landes.
Pianist, singer, scholar, and writer Ben Sidran discusses his exploration of the relationships between Jews and African Americans with WBGO's Gary Walker. From music to food and lyrics to locations, Sidran examines the ties that bound two distinct cultures during the early development of jazz.
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