WBGO Blog
  • NJ Youth Theatre's "Smokey Joe's Cafe" with Michael Bourne

    July 11, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Michael Bourne talks with Cynthia Meryl, director of the New Jersey Youth Theatre's production of "Smokey Joey's Cafe," and cast members. The musical showcases rock 'n' roll compositions by songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, which will run from July 18th through 21 in the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, and from July 26th through 29th at the Sitnick Theater  at Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

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  • Drummer Dion Parson with WBGO's Michael Bourne

    July 11, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Drummer Dion Parson talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his 21st Century Band, and their performances and recordings at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Enjoy!

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  • Peter Appleyard with WBGO's Michael Bourne

    July 9, 2012. Posted by Simon Rentner.

    WBGO's Michael Bourne interviews a Canadian jazz legend who performed and recorded for an extended period with Benny Goodman, among others.  In this interview, the vibraphonist -- who won this year's Oscar Peterson Award at FIJM -- talks about his encounter with movie star Ava Gardner, receiving Goodman's "ray" of disapproval, and working with Oscar Peterson.

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