• WBGO Celebrates Black History Month with Every Voice & Sing!

    February 9, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Michele Norris (2007 NPR by Stephen Voss)

    In celebration of Black History Month, WBGO will air Every Voice and Sing!, narrated by award-winning journalist and host of NPR’s All Things Considered, Michele Norris.  A collaborative production of EVT Educational Productions, Inc. and WBGO, this five part documentary explores the social and political context of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras which brought about the formation of historically black colleges and universities, and their singing groups. Read more

  • Morning Cup of Jazz 2/9/11

    February 9, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - Josh Jackson interviewed Wayne Shorter for this week's edition of The Checkout. The interview aired yesterday; listen to it here. Seriously, take the time to listen -- this is a really deep interview.

    - Contribute to our Winter Fund Drive -- today, you can be entered to win the Kitano Hotel's Love Supreme Contest: a Valentine's Day weekend for two, and a drink on the menu named in your honor!

    - Tonight at 6:30, JazzSet features Mulgrew Miller's excellent performance from the Detroit Jazz Festival.

    Click through to learn more about today's jazz happenings: Read more

  • The Checkout Interviews Wayne Shorter

    February 8, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Wayne Shorter will be performing this Wednesday at Town Hall -- for more, check out my preview that ran Friday in the Newark Star-Ledger. He'll also be featured on this week's edition of The Checkout. Producer Josh Jackson caught up with him last week from his home in West Hollywood, and suffered a few technical difficulties along the way. Here's his take on what went down: Read more