• Morning Cup of Jazz 11/7/11

    November 7, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Alvin Batiste

    Today at WBGO:

    Vote now for your favorite jazz performers! Through November 20, you can contribute your vote to our Thanksgiving Jazz Parade, and let us know who you choose as your favorite instrumentalists and vocalists.

    At 6:30 p.m., host Wendell Pierce explores the relationship between jazz and art on Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    At 7:30 p.m., join hosts Steve Adubato Jr. and Rafael Pi Roman for the New Jersey Capital Report. This week’s installment features Congressman Scott Garrett and Florence Block, executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council.

    On Tuesday at 2 p.m., Paquito D’Rivera joins host Michael Bourne to discuss his performances this weekend of compositions by Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    - On Wednesday, November 16, WBGO hosts a members night at the 92Y Tribeca, with vibraphonist Warren Wolff and Wolfpack and guitarist Lage Lund. Members will get to meet the artists, a free gift and refreshments, and your choice of the best seats in the house. See you there!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express are at the 55 Bar

    Joe Farnsworth Quartet is at Smoke

    Adam Rudolph's Go Organic is at Roulette

    Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap are at the Algonquin Hotel

    Chick Corea’s 70th Birthday Celebration is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Alvin Batiste - 1932

    Joe Bushkin – 1916

    Howard Rumsey – 1917

    David S. Ware - 1949

    Don Mopsick – 1950

    Al Hirt - 1922

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