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A live music extravaganza at WBGO with Noah Preminger’s Quartet, Elio Villafranca’s Jass Syncopators and Ben Van Gelder’s Quintet on this week’s show.
Jon Cowherd’s Mercy Project, Gretchen Parlato celebrates ten years in New York with a live album, and we say farewell to sax and flute master Frank Wess this week.
Ted Nash’s Chakra suite explores natural energy, Melissa Aldana takes a jazz journey from Chile and Diego Urcola drinks Yerba Maté on this week’s show.
Bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, Cuban pianist Aruan Ortiz and Brian Jackson’s tribute to Gil Scott-Heron on this week’s show.
Bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Vernon Reid on their Tony Williams tribute, Spectrum Road, Newport founder George Wein on the future of jazz and pianist Jonathan Batiste unlocks The Star Spangled Banner on this week’s show.
Pianist John Escreet on “Sabotage and Celebration,” Pedrito Martinez hosts a Cuban dance party and an initiative to save the John Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, Long Island on this week’s show.
Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave talks Detroit, Melissa Aldana shares her saxophone inspirations and Juarez Moreira plays some Brazilian guitar on The Checkout this week.
Drummer Dave King talks bison, trumpeter Ralph Alessi shares a favorite blanket and saxophonist Dayna Stephens takes us to a place without sorrow on The Checkout this week.
The Checkout features Albert “Tootie” Heath talking about his album Tootie’s Tempo (Sunnyside). Opera singer Jessye Norman shares her favorite jazz recordings. Likemind Collective performs in WBGO’s performance studio.
The Checkout features interviews with the president of Blue Note Records Don Was and drummer Lenny White. Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band presents a live performance from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Josh Jackson is your host.