February 4, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Drummer Ignacio Berroa talks with Eulis Cathey about his CD "Heritage and Passion" and experiences with Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner and others. Berroa performs at Newark's Gateway 2 at noon on Feb. 4, part of WBGO's monthly series of free lunchtime concerts, and with Helio Alves on piano and Edward Perez on bass at New York's Kitano at 8 and 10 p.m.
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January 7, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO and the Gateway Center invite you to a FREE concert by trumpeter Jeremy Pelt Wed., Jan. 7 at noon. Come celebrate at 2 Gateway Center Plaza, Newark, NJ at 12pm.
Every month, this series presents free lunchtime concerts by some of the area's best jazz talent.
Pelt, originally from California, released his debut CD as a leader on Fresh Sound in 2002, and has performed with Cassandra Wilson, Ravi Coltrane, the Mingus Big Band, and many others. His 2014 CD with Toronto saxophonist Johnny Griffith was featured on WBGO's RADAR in December.
WBGO is excited to present one of the finest talents in jazz and welcome all to this wonderful event. Connect with your jazz source for a festive afternoon.
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WBGO & 2 GATEWAY FREE CONCERT SERIES: CHRIS WASHBURNE & the SYOTOS BAND ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 AT 12PM
September 22, 2014. Posted by Carmen Balentine.
WBGO Jazz 88.3FM & 2 Gateway Center present Chris Washburne & the SYOTOS Band . This free concert is hosted by WBGO’s Sheila Anderson of Weekend Jazz After Hours and will be held outdoors in the Championship Plaza (also known as Prudential Plaza on Market & Mulberry Street) in downtown Newark, NJ on Wednesday, October 1 at 12pm.
This group electrified a Newark audience at our free concert in May 2014 with their musical combination of Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, gospel, and contemporary classical music. Trombonist Chris Washburne’s musical activities cross many styles and cultural borders. He has performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Justin Timberlake, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, David Byrne, Paquito D’Rivera, among many others. His SYOTOS (See You on the Other Side) band is a NY institution featuring alumni from the bands of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto. You will not want to miss the group that has held the longest running Latin jazz gig in New York, performing weekly for 20 years straight.
Come celebrate WBGO’s 35th anniversary as a cultural institution for jazz with a performance that will be unforgettable. We are your jazz source.
© 2014 WBGO