July 28, 2015. Posted by Josh Landes.
Here's what to look forward to in the coming days on WBGO...
Midday Jazz w/ Rhonda Hamilton - 10 am til 2 pm: Featuring the music of pioneering guitarist Charlie Christian
SportsJam with Doug Doyle 7:30 pm: guest – Donnie Joseph; New Jersey Jackals relief pitcher Donnie Joseph talks about his MLB days with the Kansas City Royals and his first season in New Jersey.
Jazz Night in America – 6:30 pm: Jazz Prodigies; JNIA explores jazz prodigies from different eras, including 11-year-old pianist, Joey Alexander.
Evening Jazz w/ Awilda Rivera – 8pm – 1am: a tribute to the late big band leader Nancie Banks.
Midday Jazz w/ Rhonda Hamilton - 10 am til 2 pm: Featuring the music of saxophonist and composer James Spaulding
Song Travels w/Michael Feinstein – 6:30 pm: guest David Hyde Pierce
Evening Jazz w/ Awilda Rivera – 8pm – 1am: Happy Birthday to a singer (Kevin Mahogany) & 2 reedmen (James Spaulding & David Sanborn)
Midday Jazz w/ Rhonda Hamilton 10 am til 2 pm: featuring a birthday tribute to pianist Hank Jones
Portraits in Blue w/ Bob Porter – 6:30 pm – Jimmy Witherspoon Albums Vol.7
WBGO Journal – 7:30 pm: The race for the Republican nomination for U.S. President shifts into high gear next Thursday night in Cleveland. That's when and where the first of a possible twelve GOP debates takes place. WBGO's Bruce Johnson speaks to noted Rutgers University Political Science Professor Dr. John Glascock about the crowded field; WBGO's Thad Komorowski reports on the NY Poetry Festival; Ben Sidran and his son Leo Sidran report from the Newport Jazz Festival.
Evening Jazz – 8pm – 1am: Nicole Sweeney is in for Awilda Rivera
Portraits in Blue w/ Bob Porter – 7 am: Erskine Hawkins Vol. 4
Rhythm Revue w/ Felix Hernandez – 10 am til 2 pm: the “All Request” show
Saturday Afternoon Jazz w/ Monifa Brown - 2 pm til 6 pm: SONGS OF COURAGE- Standing ovation For James Spaulding. Honoring the brilliant saxophonist, composer and living legend who celebrates his 78th birthday this week. We'll feature some of his landmark collaborations with Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter, among others as well as his dynamic sessions as a leader.
Sunday Night Music Mix w/ Eulis Cathey – 7 pm: featuring the music of Airto & Flora Purim
The Checkout w/ Simon Rentner – 11 pm: Encore broadcast of Tuesday’s program
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June 16, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO congratulates bassist Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America, on winning the Jazz Journalists Association's Marian McPartland-Willis Conover Award for Broadcasting in the year 2014!
"Wow! Dig that!" said McBride via Twitter when he heard the news, en route to perform at the Toronto Jazz Festival. Katie Simon, WBGO's senior producer for Jazz Night In America, received the award on his behalf at New York's Blue Note jazz club.
McBride is the founding host of Jazz Night In America, a multimedia collaboration between WBGO, NPRMusic and Jazz At Lincoln Center which was launched in October of 2014.
The series consists of a weekly radio show, heard on more than a hundred NPR affiliate stations nationwide, weekly video concert webcasts, and interactive online content that showcases the best live jazz performances from across the nation.
Congratulations Christian on this well-deserved honor - WBGO is proud of you!
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August 18, 2014. Posted by Brandy Wood.
As summer 2014 winds down, we wanted to take a look back at some of the great many WBGO listeners we had the chance to meet this season at our partner events.
Thanks to our partners, we made it out to more than 50 concerts this summer, during the Blue Note Jazz Festival, SummerStage (all around NYC), Celebrate Brooklyn, Montclair Jazz Festival, Jazz in the Garden and Sounds of the City (both in our hometown of Newark), Newport Jazz Festival, WBGO's concerts at Gateway 2 and more.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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November 5, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Bassist Christian McBride talks with Gary Walker about the 2013 TD Bank James Moody Jazz Festival, held at NJPAC from Nov. 5 through 10th. McBride is the festival's artistic director. Enjoy!
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