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  • Michael Bourne heading to Montreal Fest

    June 21, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    At the end of the month, one of the largest jazz festivals in the world begins, and WBGO will be there.  Afternoon Jazz host, Michael Bourne, makes another trip north to interview artists and spread the WBGO love.

    Starting June 25, the heart of Montreal will beat to the rhythm of jazz, as well as blues and world music, and keep on pulsing until Tuesday, July 6 when, on what may be the most festive day of the summer, the festival will throw a Mardi Gras special to get the entire city dancing!

  • Rhythm Revue Family Dance Party Sat, June 26

    June 21, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Don't miss Brooklyn's hottest dance party as Felix Hernandez brings his famous Rhythm Revue Dance Party (this time for the entire family) to Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park, on Saturday, June 26 at 4pm.  This event is open to the public.

    Rhythm Revue's blend of classic soul and R&B received the A.I.R. (Achievement in Radio) Award for the Best Weekend Program in New York, and was named Best Radio Show by New York Magazine and the Village Voice. Tied to Felix's radio show is a series of dance parties at New York's Roseland Ballroom and other "secret" locations. The Rhythm Revue parties consistently draw about 3,000 dancers.

  • Craig Taborn Quintet: Live In Concert

    June 17, 2010. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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    Craig Taborn. (Image Credit: John Rogers/johnrogersnyc.com)

    Free Download: Click here to download this concert. [Windows: Right-Click and "Save Link As"; Mac: Control-Click And "Save Link As"]

    Fearless keyboardist Craig Taborn, prolific on acoustic piano as well as electric pianos and synthesizers, has a gift: making experimental improvisation immediately enjoyable. For this, he has long backed many of the most forward-thinking improvisers on the planet, including James Carter, Tim Berne, Chris Potter and Dave Douglas.

    He's so in-demand that he rarely gets the chance to perform as a leader of his own bands, despite a series of critically acclaimed recordings under his own name. Thursday presented a chance for him to demonstrate to a U.S. audience his compositional vision. As part of the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York, he presented four new, yet untitled works with a new quintet at the Jazz Gallery, the intimate Manhattan venue where he had often appeared -- but never under his own name.

    WBGO and NPR Music hosted a live webcast of the Craig Taborn quintet online on this page. A downloadable recording is available above.

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