• Morning Cup of Jazz 12/19/11

    December 19, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bob Brookmeyer
    Bob Brookmeyer

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m., host Wendell Pierce interviews Grammy winning acapella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock about their new tributes to Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone.

    - At 7:30 p.m. on the New Jersey Capitol Report, host Steve Adubato talks with State Senate Republican leader Tom Kean, Jr., Bill Lavin, the president of the Firefighter's Mutual Benevolent Association, and other guests.

    - Toast of the Nation, NPR’s coast-to-coast New Year’s Eve jazz party, will be back this year, and yes, it’s produced right here at WBGO! Join us for live performances by the Julian Lage Trio, Wynton Marsalis, and much more.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Chris Botti is at the Blue Note

    Martin Bejerano is at the Jazz Gallery

    Ari Hoenig Trio and Jerome Sabbagh Trio are at Smalls

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bob Brookmeyer – 1929

    Bobby Timmons – 1935

    Cornell Dupree – 1942

    Daniel Zlotnik – 1977

    Eric Marienthal – 1957

    Erskine Tate – 1895

    Kenny Berger – 1947

    Lu Watters - 1911

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