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  • The Julliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

    June 15, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    Last April, WBGO celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month with some of America's top young talent.  The musicians featured in The Julliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble may be the creme de la creme.  Led by drummer Carl Allen, the band visited our studio on April 22nd.  Click below to listen to their full set.



    Donald Vega, Piano
    Jason Stewart
    , Bass
    Peter Van Nostrand
    , Drums
    Miles Okazaki
    , Guitar
    Adam Niewood
    , Saxophone
    Marshall Gilkes
    , Trombone

  • Oris Summer Jazz Concert Series

    June 9, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Winard Harper at Oris Spirit of Jazz Concert Series

    On June 9, from noon-2pm, host Gary Walker and the Winard Harper Sextet thrilled the large crowd at the Oris Spirits of Jazz event at the Tourneau TimeMachine (corner of 57th & Madison Ave). Winard Harper and WBGO fans, plus a large lunch crowd, turned out in force to enjoy this free concert presented in conjunction with the Bob Dylan exhibition of rare photographs and memorabilia in the basement gallery at Tourneau.

    Fran Kaufman took many photos while there, some of which you will be able to see on WBGO's photo blog.

    Don't miss next week's performance, hosted by Rhonda Hamilton, on Tuesday, June 16 from noon to 2pm at the same location with Tia Fuller, who recently returned from playing sax on the Beyonce tour. At that performance, a winner will be chosen for the Oris Artelier Time Piece (entry forms available in the gallery at Tourneau).

    Tuesday, June 16
    noon-2pm
    Tia Fuller performs Oris Spirit of Jazz Concert Series
    Tourneau TimeMachine
    Atrium at 57th & Madison Ave.

  • NJCU's Wayne Shorter Combo at WBGO

    May 28, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    NJCU Ensemble in WBGO performance studio

    WBGO was filled with aspiring young jazz musicians, many of whom have a chance to perform live on Jazz 88 last April.

    New Jersey City University's Wayne Shorter Combo performed the second installment in the 2009 Next Generation JAMS, WBGO's celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

    The ensemble was coached by Bob Malach, who worked with the legendary Horace Silver.

    Click below to listen to their full set:

    Jason Teborek—piano
    Michael Preen—bass
    Jonathan DiFiore—drums
    Jeremy Fratti—tenor saxophone