• 7:30 PM - Live from WBGO Studios, Our Election Coverage...

    November 4, 2008. Posted by Daniel Karcher.

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    Dan Karcher

    Greetings all, and welcome once again to the WBGO Blog. Most of you may know me as the host of Sunday Morning Harmony, and many of you may know me as WBGO's full-time fill-in announcer. It's the second "title" that brings me here tonight; being in for Awilda Rivera. However, this evening is obviously not a traditional evening here at Jazz 88. Awilda's not here, and I'm not on air.

    Why? So we may bring you around the clock coverage of the election. Thus, I am taking this opportunity to not spin tunes for you, rather - give you a taste if what it's like here as the WBGO news team goes full throttle and to give you a behind the scenes look at what and how they do so as you listen.

    Andrew Meyer preps the night…

    If you're listening (hopefully you are. click the "listen now" button above, eh!), WBGO's Andrew Meyer is your host this evening, as he's joined by Seton Hall political analyst Joe Marbach.

    Also on board we have Monica Miller as she covers the McCain campaign from Robbinsville. Terry Sheridan is with the Obama campaign as well as the Lautenberg campaign in New Brunswick, NJ. Mary Fuchs covers Dick Zimmer in Bridgewater, as does Jim Crimaldi covers Leonard Lance also from Bridgewater. Jen Poyant is covering Linda Stender from Clark and Eugene Sonn is in Mount Laurel covering John Adler.

    Earlier today, WBGO's Program Director sent me a few images taken at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montclair.

    Election day in Montclair

    Election Day in Montclair

    Election Day in Montclair

    I'll be posting images and video from here at WBGO throughout the night as election results get underway!

  • It's Election Day, Get Out And Vote!

    November 4, 2008. Posted by Andrew Meyer.

    Election Day, 2008

    Usually, going to vote at my polling station in Glen Ridge doesn't take a whole lot of time, a matter of minutes. It's an in and out affair. This morning, it was a very different story.

     Election Day, Linden Ave School

    From the time I walked in the door at the Linden Ave School, it took me a half hour! Everyone seemed good-natured about the wait, which I was told by poll workers had been as long as 45 mintues earlier. All I can say is it's great to see so many people getting out and taking care of their civic duty! 

    Looking for the latest information on the elections? You can find it on our website.  Also tune in tonight beginning at 8pm as WBGO and NPR bring you wall-to-wall coverage of the results of Election 2008!

    Andrew Meyer

  • The Return of Salsa Meets Jazz

    November 3, 2008. Posted by Vincent Bochis.

    Bobby Sanabria
    Last month, Salsa Meets Jazz returned to Greenwich Village. The show was held at Le Poisson Rouge, located at the site of the old Village Gate, at Bleecker and Thompson, where Salsa Meets Jazz originated in the 1980's.Bobby Sanabria's nineteen piece juggernaut roared through two sets. The first set included new power arrangements of Latin jazz classics "Manteca" and "Tin Tin Deo." Selections from the band's latest album Big Band Urban Folktales included trombonist Chris Washburne's composition "Pink," which Sanabria described as a song that captures the sights in the city every summer. Trumpet great John Faddis' muscular virtuosity in "Tin Tin Deo" set the bar for the ozone-piercing trumpet work of the four regular section members. The defining rhythms of legendary guest artist, conguero Candido Camero, demonstrated that he continues, at the age of 87, to be a grand master who delights in connecting with the audience. Original Village Gate impresario Art D'Lugoff, who serves as a consultant to Salsa Meets Jazz and other productions, was on hand. WBGO's Awilda Rivera was the host for the evening.

    On December 1, Salsa Meets Jazz returns to Le Poisson Rouge. Latin Jazz icon Larry Harlow and his orchestra will be joined by guest artist, the renowned baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber.