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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.

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    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.

  • Saxophonist Mark Turner: Listen Now

    September 18, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Saxophonist Mark Turner talks with Josh Jackson about his new ECM album Lathe Of Heaven. Turner performs at New York's Jazz Standard Sept. 18 through 21 with Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Joe Martin on bass, and Johnathan Blake and Justin Brown on drums.

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  • Dick Lowenthal On "The Other Jersey Boys": Listen Now

    September 17, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bandleader Dick Lowenthal talks with Michael Bourne about the New Jersey City University Alumni Jazz Big Band's free concert Sept. 18 to celebrate the music of New Jersey jazz greats, including Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. The concert, with guitarists Bucky and John Pizzarelli, will take place at the J. Owen Grundy Pier, Exchange Place, Jersey City, on Thursday, September 18, at 6:00 p.m.

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