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  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

    April 23, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

    The ensemble, directed by Conrad Herwig, is Oliver Santana Rivera, Mark Jackovic, Peter Baldassare, Isaac Dye, Abraham Burton, and Sam Tobias on saxophonies, Anthony Fazio, George Maher, Suzan Veneman, Devenenny Bennett and Joshua Orr on trumpets, Matt Echols, Andy Kleindienst, Ben Weisiger, and Eric Iannucci on trombones, Sam Johnson and John Morrison on guitar, Michael Bernabe on piano, Michael Noordzy and Ross Garlow on bass, and Michael Winnicki and Daniel Giannone on drums. A full set list is below.

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    Rutgers Jazz Ensemble I, Conrad Herwig director

    Live at WBGO, 4/10/14

    Toy Tune - Wayne Shorter, Arr by Suzan Veneman, Trumpet (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Soloists:

    Issac Dye, Tenor Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Mike Bernabe, Piano (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

    Cyclic Episode - Sam Rivers, Arr by Ross Garlow, Bass (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

    Soloists:

    Abraham Burton, Tenor Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

    Suzan Veneman, Trumpet (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Paranoia - Eric Iannucci, Trombone (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Soloists:

    Oliver Santana Rivera, Alto Sax, (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

    George Maher, Trumpet (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

    Sam Johnson, Guitar (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

    Andy Kleindienst, Trombone (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Eleanor Rigby - Lennon/McCartney, Arr by Conrad Herwig

    Soloists:

    Mark Jackovic, Alto Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

    Matt Echols, Trombone (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

    John Morrison, Guitar (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: Queens College International Septet

    April 23, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Queens College International Septet performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

    The ensemble is Jon Crompton, alto sax, Julieta Eugenio, tenor sax, Elad Cohen, trombone, Junbeom Kim, guitar, Carlos Cuevas, piano, Lorin Cohen, bass, and Joochan Im, drums. The ensemble's director, David Berkman, also speaks.

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  • WBGO & 2 GATEWAY FREE CONCERT SERIES: Chris Washburne & The SYOTOS Band on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 12pm

    April 22, 2014. Posted by Carmen Balentine.

    WBGO and 2 Gateway Center invite you to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of WBGO 88.3 FM at the monthly free concert series featuring Chris Washburne & the SYOTOS Band on Wednesday, May 7 at 12pm.

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    Trombonist Chris Washburne is one of those rare musicians whose musical activities cross many styles and cultural borders. From early in his career he refused to be pigeon-holed as just being a jazz or classical player, but instead has continually pursued a diverse path. S.Y.O.T.O.S. (an acronym coined by Chris Washburne, meaning See You On The Other Side) was founded in 1992 by trombonist Chris and features some of the best Latin jazz players in New York City. SYOTOS pushes the genre of Latin Jazz into uncharted waters with a postmodern mix that embraces dissonance, weaving contemporary uptempo beats with a driving sound. This boundary-breaking band exemplifies Latin jazz with a global reach, combining Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, gospel, and contemporary classical music – “think Tito Puente meets James Brown meets Charles Ives!” TimeOut New York calls the group “a Latin jazz institution” as they held the longest running Latin jazz gig in New York, performing weekly for 20 years straight.

    Thanks to listener support, WBGO celebrates 35 years on-air as the jazz source. So join the party. Bring your friends, family, food and enjoy this wonderful performance.