• Morning Cup of Jazz 1/3/12

    January 3, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    James Carter
    James Carter

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m. on The Checkout, Jaco Abel gives WBGO’s Josh Jackson a lesson in the brave new world of electric Flamenco guitar. Tune in to hear his demonstration of solea and fandango flamenco palos, and more surprises!

    - At 7:30 p.m. on Latino USA, independent radio producer Maria Martin travels to  Guatemala to find out what people are saying about the Mayan calendar’s prophecy that 2012 marks the end of the world. Host Maria Hinojosa profiles Norteño super group Los Tigres Del Norte, and looks back at 2011’s highlights in Latin music and entertainment.

    - WBGO’s new Times Square transmitter is on! Take our online survey to let us know where you are and how we sound to you.

    We had a great time both on-air and online with Toast of the Nation, our 8-hour coast to coast jazz extravaganza. Miss something or want to hear it again? Check out NPR Music’s online archive of all eight Toast sets!

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Nicholas Payton Quartet is at Birdland Jazz Club

    Adam Birnbaum is at Bar Henry Bistro

    Cassandra Wilson is at the Blue Note

    Jimmy Owens is at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Butch Morris and Lucky Cheng's Orchestra are at Lucky Cheng's

    Brad Mehldau Trio is at the Village Vanguard

    Valery Ponomarev Big Band is at the Zinc Bar

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    James Carter - 1969

    Al Belletto – 1928

    Christopher Hollyday – 1970

    Clayton Wright – 1945

    Herbie Nichols – 1919

    Preston Jackson - 1902

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