• Morning Cup of Jazz 12/15/11

    December 15, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Barry Harris
    Barry Harris

    Today on WBGO:

    - At noon, Rhonda Hamilton interviews vocalists Carmen Bradford and Melba Joyce on Thursday, Dec. 15 Both accomplished vocalists, Melba is Carmen’s mom. Melba will be performing at City College tomorrow night.

    - Our gallery is open from 6 to 8 p.m. as we celebrate the paintings of Gina Samson with a live performance by the Helen Sung Duo.

    - At 6:30 p.m. on Piano Jazz, Michael Feinstein shares some of his favorite holiday tunes and memories with host Marian McPartland

    - At 7 p.m, WBGO hosts a BrooklyNites concert at the Brooklyn Museum with vocalist Jose James.

    - At 8 p.m., join host Andrew Meyer by phone with your questions for Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

    - At 9 p.m., Awilda Rivera interviews Wycliffe Gordon about his role in this year’s Jazz Nativity.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet is at Roulette

    Dave Stryker Quartet is at Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant

    Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble is at the Baruch Performing Arts Center

    Kermit Driscoll Quartet is at the Cornelia Street Cafe

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

    Cedar Walton Trio is at the Village Vanguard

    Duduka DaFonseca and Helio Alves are at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Barry Harris – 1929

    Carlos Alves "Zingaro" – 1948

    Curtis Fuller – 1934

    Dannie Richmond – 1935

    Eddie Palmieri – 1936

    Buddy Cole – 1916

    John Hammond Sr. - 1910

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