• Cassandra Wilson with Gary Walker

    March 29, 2010. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    The "loverly" Cassandra Wilson visited WBGO on March 5th for an interview with Morning Jazz host Gary Walker.  She talks about the relationship Native Americans have with the American Blues, her collaboration with T. Bone Burnett on the album Thunderbird, and more.  Click below to hear the full interview.

  • Sam Yahel on Live at the Village Vanguard April 14

    March 29, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Sam Yahel
    Sam Yahel

    A distinctive voice among the new breed of Hammond B-3 organ players on the jazz scene, Sam Yahel has earned the top spot in Down Beat’s annual International Critics Poll as a Talent Deserving of Recognition for the past four consecutive years.   Yahel has worked with a string of notable jazz artists including tenor saxophonists Joshua Redman and Eric Alexander, former James Brown sideman and alto sax great Maceo Parker, guitarists Peter Bernstein and Bill Frisell, trumpeters Ryan Kisor and Jim

    Rotondi as well as having played on Norah Jones’ Grammy-winning Come Away With Me as well as on recordings vocalists Lizz Wright and Madeleine Peyroux.

    Yahel brings his trio to Live at the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, April 14 at 9pm.  Tune in, log on, or drop by as WBGO’s Josh Jackson hosts this artist who says, “These days I feel like jazz has absorbed more world music influences in general. I hear Brazilian, African and Cuban music elements starting to seep into the mainstream jazz scene and I find myself drawing from those influences more. And for me, the organ is the perfect instrument to implement that kind of thing because you can really get rhythmic and percussive on it, you can evoke images and sounds just as easily as swinging.”

  • Win a weekend at the Cape May Jazz Festival

    March 26, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Anyone who becomes a fan of WBGO on Facebook by April 2 at noon is automatically entered to win a weekend for two at the Cape May Jazz Festival, April 16-18, 2010.

    Artists appearing on the festival include: Spyro Gyra, Shemekia Copeland Blues, Tim Warfield Band, Chucito Valdes and many more.

    The winner receives two full festival passes plus two nights at the world renowned Congress Hall in Cape May.

    Congress Hall
    Congress Hall

    The two festival passes include all workshops, wine tastings and CD signings.

    Transportation to and from Cape May, NJ is the responsibility of the winner.

    You can enter to win simply by becoming a fan of WBGO on Facebook.  Click here to get to WBGO's Facebook page (you must have a Facebook account and sign in).  Contest ends Friday, April 2 at 12pm.