• Morning Cup of Jazz 11/29/11

    November 29, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Billy Strayhorn
    Billy Strayhorn

    Today at WBGO:

    - The votes are in for our Thanksgiving Top Ten! Click here to read this year's list of your favorite singers, instrumentalists and groups, which we featured all weekend.

    - At 9 a.m., Gary Walker interviews bassist Christian McBride about his band "Inside Straight" and their appearance at The Village Vanguard this week.

    - At 7:30 p.m., Latino USA is a half-hour weekly English language magazine produced from a Latino perspective. This week, host Maria Hinojosa visits “The Point” in Chicago, Guatemala City’s basurero, the largest garbage dump in Central America, and examines the foster care system in the United States.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Mike Longo Funk Band is at the Baha'i Center

    Jack Wilkins and Howard Alden are at Bella Luna Restaurant

    Dmitry Baevsky Quartet is at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Manuel Valera's New Cuban Express is at Zinc Bar

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Adam Nussbaum – 1955

    Billy Hart – 1940

    Billy Strayhorn – 1915

    Chuck Mangione – 1940

    Dr. Michael White – 1954

    Richie Brunies - 1889

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