• Morning Cup of Jazz 12/20/11

    December 20, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Ehud Asherie
    Ehud Asherie

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m., The Checkout hosts drummer Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O, as they perform holiday classics old and new in a live session from the WBGO studios.

    At 7:30 p.m., join host Maria Hinojosa for Latino USA, as she examines Presidetn Obama's promise to create 5 million clean energy jobs, and efforts to promote renewable energy in Calipatria, California.

    - 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:

    Jack Wilkins/Gene Bertoncini Duo is at Bella Luna Restaurant

    Mary Halvorson's Reverse Blue is at the Cornelia Street Cafe

    Gilad Hekselman Quartet is at Smalls

    Cedar Walton Quartet is at the Village Vanguard

    John Hicks Legacy Band is at the Zinc Bar

    Chris Botti is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Arne Domnerus - 1924

    Ehud Asherie - 1979

    Larry Willis - 1942

    Bobby Columby - 1944

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