• Morning Cup of Jazz 12/14/11

    December 14, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Leo Wright
    Leo Wright

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 7:30 p.m., author Joanna Wolper talks about her book "The Man Who Could Be Santa".

    - At 6:30 p.m., join us for JazzSet with Cyrus Chestnut and Benny Green from Dizzy's Club Coca Cola.

    - We had a great time last week with saxophonist Seamus Blake live from Café 939 at the Berklee College of Music. Check The Checkout's show page to listen to show, or watch the show here.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Roy Haynes "Fountain of Youth" Quartet is at Birdland Jazz Club

    Antonio Sanchez/Julian Lage Project is at the Jazz Gallery

    Cedar Walton Trio is at the Village Vanguard

    Marcus Miller and Ravi Coltrane Quintet are at the Zinc Bar

    Duduka DaFonseca and Helio Alves are at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Cedar Walton Trio is at the Village Vanguard

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Budd Johnson – 1910

    Cecil Payne – 1922

    Clark Terry – 1920

    Phineas Newborn – 1931

    Spike Jones – 1911

    Leo Wright – 1933

    Viola Wells - 1902

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