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  • NEA Jazz Masters live broadcast on WBGO

    January 7, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    NEA artwork 2010

    WBGO Jazz 88.3FM will broadcast the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert taking place on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30PM in the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center at Broadway at 60th Street.  The performance will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a program dedicated to the 2010 honorees’ works.

    Joining the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be many of the honorees themselves including Muhal Richard Abrams, Bill Holman (as guest conductor), Annie Ross, and Cedar Walton. Also featured will be 2010 Jazz Master Kenny Barron on solo piano and 2010 Jazz Master Yusef Lateef with percussionist Adam Pudolph. George Avakian will receive the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy.

    Twenty-six fellow NEA Jazz Masters will be in the audience, including Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ornette Coleman, Paquito d’Rivera, Ramsey Lewis, and Dr. Billy Taylor.  The broadcast will be co-hosted by WBGO’s Gary Walker and Sirius/XM’s Mark Ruffin, and carried on both WBGO and Sirius/XM’s Real Jazz channel.

  • Sat nite @ NJPAC - Branford & Maria

    December 6, 2009. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    NJPAC outdid itself, presenting the Branford Marsalis Quartet and Maria Schneider Orchestra on Saturday night. Branford is the classicist and Maria the colorist, and the third star is the concert hall, Prudential Hall. Read more

  • Connect to WBGO online and connect to a world of jazz!

    December 4, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Vote for WBGO (Newark Public Radio)

    Do you have a Facebook account? If so, you can become a fan of WBGO on Facebook and get updates on events, news, contests and more. If not, signing up on Facebook is quick, easy and free! And once you’re logged on you can find us here.

    The WBGO Facebook community is already over 2,200 strong. Once you “become a fan,” you can see updates from your favorite shows like Jazz Set, The Checkout, WBGO Journal and more. Plus, you’ll be among the first to know about contests and events like Monday Nights with WBGO at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and Live at the Village Vanguard. And you can connect with other fans and share information by posting messages to the WBGO wall, making the WBGO Facebook fan page a great source for jazz information.

    From now until December 11, 2009, you can vote for Newark Public Radio (WBGO Jazz88) to help WBGO win a grant from the nationwide Chase Community Giving challenge! Charities and non-profits like WBGO who receive the most votes on Facebook are eligible to receive from $25,000 to $1 million dollars in Chase corporate philanthropy! Once you have logged in to Facebook, you will need to accept the Chase Community Giving application, which is again quick, easy and no cost. But we need your vote to be in the running, so click here to learn more. If the link doesn’t take you right to Newark Public Radio, you can simply enter “Newark Public Radio” into the search box to get to our page from the Chase grant competition page.