Faddis Fuels WBGO Member Night
March 2, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.
WBGO Members were treated to yet another spectacular event (free of charge!) as they took the best seats in the house to enjoy Jon Faddis and the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra playing the Miles Davis/Gil Evans arrangements of Porgy and Bess.
Then they followed Midday Jazz host Rhonda Hamilton to Juilliard's Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio where they enjoyed fruit, cheese and snacks while being refreshed with cocktails mixed with Double Cross Vodka and Red Jacket Orchards juices - the reception's sponsors.
With a great view of the bustle of Broadway just below, Rhonda took the microphone and talked with Carl Allen, Artistic Director of Juilliard Jazz, and Jon Faddis, who shared some great Dizzy stories and ended by doing a station ID with Rhonda. The studio was filled with WBGO members, Juilliard donors, and musicians including Howard Johnson, Andy Farber and Steve Turre showed up to enjoy the show and lent their celebrity to the evening.
One young guest commented as he left, "It feels GOOD to be a WBGO Member."
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