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  • Jazz Forum Arts: Barry Harris at WBGO

    June 19, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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    Watch the archived video.

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  • JAM: LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR JAZZ BAND

    June 18, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.

    Add new comment | Filed under: Jazz Alive

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    During Jazz Appreciation Month last April, WBGO invited some of the top college conservatories on the East Coast to perform live on the airwaves.  However we made one exception.  La Guardia High School in Manhattan recruits some of hottest emerging talent in the country, and not just musicians.  Jennifer Aniston, Adrien Brody, Adrien Grenier, Al Pacino, Amy Ryan, Wesley Snipes, Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen, and Isaac Mizrahi all graduated from LaGuardia.  Their High School Senior Jazz Band directed by Kevin Blancq visited us on April 17th.  Click below to listen to their set.

    PROGRAM
    Lullaby Of The Leaves
    – arr. Francy Boland
    Soloists: Ivan Rosenberg - trumpet, Anteo Fabris – trumpet, Matt Berman – alto sax

    Goodbye
    – arr. Billy Strayhorn
    Soloists: Matt Berman - alto sax, Devon Lawrence – clarinet

    Jeep’s Blues
    – arr. Duke Ellington
    Soloists: Dwight Rivera – piano, Josh Holcomb – trombone, David Charles – alto sax, Matt Chiasson – tenor sax, Joanna Sternberg – bass, Matt Berman – alto sax

    Let’s Get Together
    – arr. Duke Ellington
    Soloists: Ivan Rosenberg – trumpet, Chirrard Cameau – bari sax

    Sunday Kind Of Love
    – arr. By Charlie Naylor for Claude Thornhill in 1946
    Soloists: Martina DaSilva - voice

    Quietude
    – Thad Jones
    Soloists: Josh Holcomb – trombone, Clint Mobley – vibes, Max Coburn – piano, Joanna Sternberg - bass

    Dancing In The Dark -
    arr. Billy Strayhorn
    Soloists: Chirrard Cameau – bari sax, Martina DaSilva – voice, Cahle Johnson – trumpet

  • JAM: The New School Ornette Coleman Ensemble

    June 17, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom brought The New School Ornette Coleman Ensemble to WBGO's studio on April 23rd.  They performed some of Coleman's most hummable melodies (and left plenty of room for free-form exploration).  Click below to listen to their full set.

    Rick Savage, soprano sax
    Joe Hartnett, alto sax
    John Collinge, tenor sax
    Josh Olken, guitar
    Glenn Zaleski, piano
    Ross Gallagher, bass
    Max Jaffe, drums