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Juarez Moreira explains and demonstrates the Brazilian approach to playing the guitar for The Checkout’s Josh Jackson, and plays some Jobim.
Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave talks with Josh Jackson about his performances at New York’s Festival of New Trumpet and collaborations with pianist Geri Allen and others.
Tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens talks with Josh Jackson about his new Sunnyside album, That Nepenthetic Place, with Taylor Eigsti on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, Justin Brown on drums, Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone and vocals by Gretchen Parlato.
Trumpeter Ralph Alessi talks with Simon Rentner about his new ECM album, Baida, with pianist Jason Moran, Drew Gress on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums.
The opera diva talks with Rhonda Hamilton about Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and her other jazz inspirations. Norman hosts a special performance of the new Broadway musical Lady Day to benefit WBGO at the Little Shubert Theatre on September 24.
Visit wbgo.org/ladyday for information and tickets.
WBGO’s Eulis Cathey interviews Albert “Tootie” Heath about Tootie’s Tempo (Sunnyside) featuring pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street. The drummer reflects on playing in his early days with the likes of John Coltrane and Bobby Timmons.
WBGO’s Josh Jackson sits down with drummer Lenny White to discuss movies, playing on Stanley Clarke’s first album, and his latest release Lenny White Live (BFM Jazz).
WBGO’s Josh Jackson interviews the president of Blue Note Records Don Was about the state of the recording industry, and some of his favorite pop and jazz studio sessions.
WBGO’s Simon Rentner speaks to trombonist Ray Anderson at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival, where he featured his Pocket Brass Band in a performance of his Sweet Chicago Suite, commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Christian McBride remembers George Duke in this WBGO special.
Hosted by Josh Jackson