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 studios for our Jazz Appreciation Month Student Festival every April, as we have done for more than a decade.

Nine top ensembles from around the metro area, as well as from Boston and California, performed live in the WBGO studios. Explore the links below to discover these sessions.

Students in the WBGO Studio

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.