• WBGO & GATEWAY FREE CONCERT SERIES: Cecil Brooks, the CB III Band & HOT D.O.G. on 1/29/14, 12pm

    December 18, 2013. Posted by Carmen Balentine.

    WBGO and the Gateway Center invite you to its FREE concert series occurring once a month during lunch time. We kick off 2014 with Cecil Brooks, his CB lll Band & HOT D.O.G. They perform at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29 at Gateway Center Plaza 2, Newark, NJ.

    Pittsburgh native Cecil Brooks, III is one of the hottest contemporary drummers on today’s jazz scene. This drummer’s aggressive and polyrhythmic style lends itself effectively to a wide variety of jazz settings, from straight-ahead and groove, to hard bop and bebop. As a leader, Cecil leads the CBIII band and HOT D.O.G (hot drum’s, organ, and guitar). This hornless trio of HOT D.O.G. encapsulates the tradition of the organ trio while bringing it current to the 21st century. The CBIII band adds horns to the musical cocktail. When you see the name Cecil Brooks III, start tapping your feet, bopping your head, and bending your hip!!! For when you hear him play you are in for quite a trip!

    Bring your meal, friends, take a seat and enjoy live music at 2 Gateway. It's FREE!cecil-brooks-iii-at-the-drums

  • Ted Rosenthal Trio Holiday Special: "Wonderland"

    December 14, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    A holiday special with pianist Ted Rosenthal, who plays selections from his new Christmas CD, Wonderland, with Noriko Ueda on bass and Tim Horner on drums, and chats with host Gary Walker. Enjoy!

    L-R; Rosenthal, Walker, Ueda, Horner

  • Bob Franceschini & Mark Sherman: "Project Them"

    December 12, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Saxophonist Bob Franceschini and vibraphonist Mark Sherman talk with WBGO's Gary Walker about their new group and CD, Project Them. Enjoy!