• Dee Dee at the White House

    January 24, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

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    "AHHHH! The President said he has my music in his iPod!

    As if that wasn't enough, I met Barbra Streisand!!!!"

  • Oliver Lake Gallery Reception was a hit at WBGO

    January 21, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    There was a great turnout on a cold night in Newark's Downtown Arts District, as Oliver Lake fans and WBGO supporters came out in force for the latest WBGO Gallery Reception last night.

    Mr. Lake himself was there, and he delighted the crowd with a performance with two of the members of his group.

    George Wirt from the Montclair Times was in attendance, and took some wonderful photos, which you can see here.

    Tony Graves, who recently exhibited at WBGO, was also in attendance with his camera.

    The next show is going up in March, so stay tuned for more great music, art and more from WBGO!

  • Jazz on the Mountain 2011 -- Mohonk Mountain House

    January 20, 2011. Posted by Michael Bourne.

    Photo by Sam Calello
    Photo by Sam Calello

    Mohonk was again a great success, especially musically. Mohonk Mountain House was sold-out Saturday and close to full Friday and Sunday, including this year more than two dozen WBGO supporters who booked through the station. Our supporters enjoyed a special dinner with the artists on Saturday evening, and plenty of WBGO listeners came up to me through the weekend to say how much they listen to and love Jazz 88.

    John Pizzarelli played guitar and sang opening night, joined by his brother, bassist Martin Pizzarelli. John was as funny telling stories as the brothers were swinging, playing especially Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, and bossa nova favorites. John's climactic solo on "Lady Be Good" was as virtuosically plectral as I've ever heard him.
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