2014 Jazz Appreciation Month
WBGO Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with
the WBGO Jazz Appreciation Month Student Broadcast Festival
Live In-Studio Performances Showcase Youth Jazz Ensembles
WBGO brings the brightest young jazz talent to our Performance Studio for our Jazz Appreciation Month Student Broadcast Festival every April, as it has done for more than a decade. Explore the links below to discover these sessions.
Nine top ensembles from around the metro area, as well as from Boston and California, performed live at WBGO and are featured in this year's special International Jazz Day marathon broadcast on April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on WBGO-FM
The ensembles ranged from four to twenty-two members, and from straight-ahead to Afro-Latin. The musicians and band directors were interviewed between songs by host Michael Bourne.
WBGO is proud to offer our listeners this glimpse into the future: these students of today are well on their way to becoming the jazz legends of tomorrow.
- NYU Latin Jazz Ensemble
- Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble
- SUNY Purchase Bud Powell Repertory Ensemble
- New School's Charli Persip Improv Ensemble
- William Paterson University Mulgrew Miller Ensemble
- Queens College International Septet
- Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble
- Berklee College of Music Global Jazz Institute
- Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet