The Show

The Checkout is an hour-long music magazine hosted by WBGO Special Projects Producer Josh Jackson. The program is also available as a podcast.  The multimedia show features what’s new on the New York jazz scene.  The Checkout includes a dedicated website with on-demand content, including interviews, artist playlists, sessions from the WBGO performance studio, and concert recordings from clubs, concert halls, and festivals.

The Host

Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson, host of The Checkout, began his radio career at WWOZ in New Orleans, worked as a production assistant at American Routes, and moved to New York to become the associate producer of Jazz From Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley. Josh joined the WBGO team in 2001 and is currently the station’s Special Projects Producer, as well as an unparalleled enthusiast for modern expressions in jazz.  He has been responsible for new media projects such as Living With Music, an online multimedia riff about jazz, and the multi-platform concert series Live at the Village Vanguard, a partnership between WBGO and NPR Music that includes live audio and video streaming via the web, a live radio broadcast, and a live chat where fans of the music interact.  Josh has produced award-winning documentaries and more than 250 live concert recordings at WBGO.  He is the co-founder of Joyride Media, a contributor to NPR Music, and 2010 recipient of the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting.

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