• Morning Cup of Jazz 3/1/11

    March 1, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - The Checkout features saxophonist Patrick Cornelius and more, airing at 6:30.

    - At 7:30, Latino USA tackles the recent legislation targeting undocumented immigrants.

    - Download the latest edition of our program guide, Upbeat.

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - Alex W. Rodriguez has been blogging from the Portland Jazz Festival. Scroll through the WBGO blog to read his latest updates -- today is his last day out west.

    - Part Two of The Checkout's broadcast of "Houstonians in NYC" from 92Y Tribeca is available online

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

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Kurt Elling at Birdland

    Donald Harrison/Billy Cobham/Ron Carter at the Blue Note

    John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble at the Jazz Standard

    Diane Moser's Composers Big Band at Trumpets

    Ethan Iverson/Larry Grenadier/Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Harry Belafonte -- 1927

    Ralph J. Gleason -- 1917

    Glenn Miller -- 1904

    Gene Perla -- 1940

    Benny Powell -- 1930

    Ralph Towner -- 1940

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