June 15, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.
Last April, WBGO celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month with some of America's top young talent. The musicians featured in The Julliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble may be the creme de la creme. Led by drummer Carl Allen, the band visited our studio on April 22nd. Click below to listen to their full set.
Donald Vega, Piano
Jason Stewart, Bass
Peter Van Nostrand, Drums
Miles Okazaki, Guitar
Adam Niewood, Saxophone
Marshall Gilkes, Trombone
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June 9, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
On June 9, from noon-2pm, host Gary Walker and the Winard Harper Sextet thrilled the large crowd at the Oris Spirits of Jazz event at the Tourneau TimeMachine (corner of 57th & Madison Ave). Winard Harper and WBGO fans, plus a large lunch crowd, turned out in force to enjoy this free concert presented in conjunction with the Bob Dylan exhibition of rare photographs and memorabilia in the basement gallery at Tourneau.
Fran Kaufman took many photos while there, some of which you will be able to see on WBGO's photo blog.
Don't miss next week's performance, hosted by Rhonda Hamilton, on Tuesday, June 16 from noon to 2pm at the same location with Tia Fuller, who recently returned from playing sax on the Beyonce tour. At that performance, a winner will be chosen for the Oris Artelier Time Piece (entry forms available in the gallery at Tourneau).
Tuesday, June 16
Tia Fuller performs Oris Spirit of Jazz Concert Series
Atrium at 57th & Madison Ave.
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