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  • Jazz Songbird Sheila Jordan On Singers Unlimited

    February 24, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.

    Sheila Jordan is one of the indelible voices of jazz. For over half a century, she's enchanted audiences the world over with her mastery of song, and in this exclusive WBGO interview, she sits down with Michael Bourne to talk about a life spent searching for that perfect note.

    Sheila Jordan

  • Cyrille Aimée Gets Lost With Michael Bourne

    February 24, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.

    Modern-day chanteuse Cyrille Aimée swings by WBGO to play some fresh songs as well as to discuss her recent album "Let's Get Lost" on Singers Unlimited with Michael Bourne. You'll even hear her take on a certain C.C.R. classic!

    Cyrille Aimee

  • Bob Dorough Talks With Michael Bourne on Singers Unlimited

    February 24, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.

    From zoot suits to the origins of bebop, American treasure Bob Dorough shares a life of jazz with WBGO's Michael Bourne on Singers Unlimited- and even a song or two!

    Bob Dorough

  • Win a pair of tickets to Monk in Motion with Jazzmeia Horn

    February 17, 2016. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz presents the Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition (vocalist) - Jazzmeia Horn.
    Jazzmeia Horn
    Jazzmeia Horn

    By age 23, Jazzmeia “Jazz” Horn has earned a reputation in New York City as a dynamic musician with a soulful sound. Jazzmeia is a passionate vocalist and continues to receive accolades from top critics and musicians alike, earning her comparisons to classic vocalists like Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, and Nancy Wilson. With the ambition to pursue a solo career, Jazzmeia moved to New York City in the summer of 2009 to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Shortly after, she had her first live radio appearance with Junior Mance on WBGO 88.3 FM in Newark, NJ. Jazzmeia was awarded “The Rising Star Award” in the 2012 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition held at NJPAC. In 2013, she was selected into The Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program held at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Later that year, she won First Place Prize in the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, hosted by WBGO and Jazz Roots.

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  • WBGO Congratulates the 2016 Grammy Winners!

    February 16, 2016. Posted by Nicole Sweeney.

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    WBGO celebrates the 2016 Grammy Award winners that call 88.3FM WBGO home!

    Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap Photo by: Alberto E. Rodriguez
    Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap Photo by: Alberto E. Rodriguez

    Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for their album: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. Tony Bennett recently talked with WBGO Afternoon Jazz Host Michael Bourne about his Bel Canto training, love of Art Tatum & more. Listen here!

    Drummer Antonio Sanchez won Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Birdman -WBGO's "The Checkout" highlighted a 2012 concert featuring Antonio Sanchez. Listen here!

    Best Tropical Latin Album: Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, Son De Panamá

    Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn won for Best Folk Album: , Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn-WBGO's Morning Jazz Show host Gary Walker talks with Bela Fleck about music & more. Listen here!

    Best World Album: Angélique Kidjo, Sings

    Eliane Elias wins Best Latin Jazz Album: , Made in Brazil -Revisit Eliane Elias playing the music of Bill Evans at a live WBGO Broadcast here!

    Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present

    Christian McBride wins Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Christian McBride, Cherokee- The host of Jazz Night in America was recently featured as JNIA  and follows him around his hometown of Philadelphia. Check it out here!

    Cecile McLorin Salvant wins Best Jazz Vocal Album:, For One to Love - We loved having Cecile as a guest on the WBGO "Checkout". Listen here!

    Maria Schneider wins Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” (David Bowie album) AND Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: The Thompson Fields - WBGO's Gary Walker talks with Maria about this Grammy Award winning album! Listen here!

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra win Best Instrumental Composition: , "The Afro Latin Jazz Suite” - WBGO recently had Arturo O'Farrill and his boss level septet live in the WBGO studios! Listen here!

    Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar

    Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice