• Morning Cup of Jazz 1/9/11

    January 9, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Kenny Clarke

    - At 6:30 p.m. on Jazz at Lincoln Center, host Wendell Pierce reviews highlights from the NEA's Jazz Masters Awards, which each year for the past thirty years grants the nation's highest honor to jazz musicians. This year's Jazz Masters Awards will take place at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, and will be broadcast live at WBGO.

    - At 7:30 p.m. on The New Jersey Capitol Report, hosts Steve Adubato and Rafael Pi Roman talk with Ralph LaRossa, President of PSE&G, Chip Gerrity, president of Local Union 94 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and more.

    - New York's Winter JazzFest is still ringing in our ears. Check out NPRMusic's A Blog Supreme for a roundup of this fest's best and worst, plus musings on the future of jazz by WBGO's Simon Rentner, Tim Wilkins and others.

    - 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 on New Years' Eve. 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:

    Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, and Harry Connick, Jr are at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Ninety Miles Project is at the Jazz Gallery

    Brazilian Explorative Music is at Le Poisson Rouge

    Ari Hoenig Group is at Smalls

    Sarah Charles is at Zinc Bar

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bucky Pizzarelli – 1926

    Kenny Clarke – 1914

    Carlos Jimenez – 1977

    Tommy Douglas – 1906

    Ed Garland - 1885

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