• WBGO Says Farewell to Pianist Mulgrew Miller

    May 29, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Mulgrew Miller, a lion of jazz and dear friend of WBGO, passed away early this morning from the effects of a stroke last Wednesday.

    The longtime director of jazz studies at William Paterson University, we were fortunate to have 'Grew as a guest in our studios many times over the years - every April for eight years, he brought the student groups he led at William Paterson into our studios for live broadcasts during Jazz Appreciation Month.

    On April 13 of this year, he brought his "Hawk Flies" septet and chatted with WBGO's Michael Bourne.

    Farewell, 'Grew, from all of us who loved you and your music. Warm wishes to his wife Tanya, daughter  Leilani and son Darnell, from your WBGO family.


  • Drummer Will Calhoun With WBGO's Gary Walker

    May 28, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Drummer Will Calhoun talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about his new album, "Life In This World" on Motema. Calhoun, who is well known for his role in the rock group Living Color, has returned to his jazz roots on this record, which features Ron Carter, Wallace Roney, Donald Harrison and Marc Cary. Enjoy!


  • Singer Karrin Allyson With Michael Bourne

    May 21, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer Karrin Allyson talks with Michael Bourne about her Grammy-nominated album, 'Round Midnight, and performance at New York's 54 Below nightclub on April 21, 2013. Enjoy!


  • Bassist Christian McBride With Gary Walker

    May 21, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Bassist Christian McBride talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about his new CD with Inside Straight, People Music, and plans for the sixth annual "Inside The Jazz Note" concert with saxophonist Jimmy Heath, trumpeter Jon Faddis, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Cedar Walton and drummer Louis Hayes. The concert, which includes an on-stage conversation and master class for students from the Jazz House Kids educational nonprofit which McBride co-leads with his wife, vocalist Melissa Walker, will take place at the Kasser Theater of Montclair State University at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Enjoy!


  • Singer Ann Hampton Callaway With Michael Bourne

    May 1, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer Ann Hampton Callaway talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about her new show, “From Sassy to Divine”, which honors Newark native and NEA Jazz Master Sarah Vaughan. Callaway performs at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center from May 2 through 5. Enjoy!