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  • Dr. Lonnie Smith at WBGO!

    April 9, 2011. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Lonnie Smiths
    Dr. Lonnie Smith with WBGO's Monifa Brown and Simon Rentner.

    The "turbanator" visited our studios today for a special performance during Member Appreciation Weekend.  His band featured Jamire Williams on drums and Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar.  Listen to his full live set, hosted by Monifa Brown, below.

  • JAM Fest 2011: The New School's A Standard Affair

    April 8, 2011. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    New School

    A Standard Affair, New School Jazz & Contemporary Music directed by Richard Boukas

    Listen to their full set below!

    Sarah Charles, vocals (Springfield, MA)
    Alejandro Berti, trumpet Caracas, Venezuela)
    Mike Wilbur, tenor saxophone (Brockton, MA)
    Gadi Stern, piano (Jerusalem, Israel)
    Ari Chersky, guitar (Oakland, CA)
    Nick Joswiack, bass (Naperville, IL near Chicago)
    James Muschler, drums (Cleveland, OH)

    Set List

    We See (Thelonious Monk)
    --Interview with Richard Boukas and Martin Mueller
    Moonglow (Hudson, de Lange, Mills  arr. Gadi Stern)
    Straighten Up and Fly Right (Nat King Cole arr. James Muschler)
    Travelin' Light  (Johnny Mercer  arr. Nick Joswiak)
    --Interview with Sarah Charles
    Inútil Paisagem (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

    The Sweetest Sounds (Cole Porter)
    Moon River (Henry Mancini   arr. James Muschler)
    --Interview with Gadi Stern
    Silence (Gadi Stern)
    A Time for Love (Johnny Mandel  arr. Sarah Elizabeth Charles)

  • Morning Cup of Jazz 4/8/11

    April 8, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith plays at WBGO tomorrow
    Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith plays at WBGO tomorrow

    - Jazz Appreciation Month is underway! Get in the spirit with WBGO's extensive programming, all month long.

    - Tonight at 7:30, The WBGO Journal reports on Bloomberg's failed schools chancellor Cathie Black, and much more.

    - It's Member Apprciation Weekend! Help us celebrate with lots of cool gifts and discounts.

    - Tomorrow, Dr. Lonnie Smith is coming to the studio to play on our newly-acquired Hammond C-3 organ.

    - Michael Carvin kicks off our Spring 2011 Kids Concert Series this weekend as well.

    - Also this weekend, JazzSet features Billy Childs and Dave Douglas's latest project, Brass Ecstasy.

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - Take a look at all of the great student musicians coming into our studio this month

    - On Wednesday, William Paterson University brought their excellent sextet into the studio.

    - JazzSet host Dee Dee Bridgewater played a recent gig at Ronnie Scott's, and it was broadcast by the BBC.

    - Click through to learn more about today's jazz happenings: Read more