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  • Kendrick Scott Oracle: Live From Berklee

    March 8, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presented The Checkout: Live from Berklee College of Music in Boston featuring the Kendrick Scott Oracle with Taylor Eigsti on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, John Ellis on saxophone, Mike Moreno on guitar, and Scott himself on drums.

    Watch the archived concert footage below.


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  • Live at the Village Vanguard: Al Foster Quartet

    March 7, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presented Live At The Village Vanguard with the Al Foster Quartet, with J.D. Allen on saxophones, Adam Birnbaum on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass and Foster on drums, March 7th, 2012.

    Watch the live concert archive below. Set 1:


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    Set 2:


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  • Tonight WBGO Celebrates the 50th Broadcast of Live at the Village Vanguard

    February 13, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    There's a tradition in many New York City jazz clubs: Monday nights are reserved for big bands. The Village Vanguard, the most storied of clubs, has observed this practice since 1966, when the originally titled Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra were booked in the club for three Monday nights in February. The performances have been taking place ever since.

    On Monday, February 13 WBGO brought you its 50th broadcast from The Village Vanguard with the group who continues the tradition, now called the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Producer and host of Live at the Village Vanguard, Josh Jackson, said, "It makes a lot of sense to celebrate this exceptional band for our 50th program. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra represents an ongoing 46 year commitment to the Village Vanguard. The VJO is the cornerstone of Monday night jazz performance in New York. Presenting them on Live at the Village Vanguard was overdue."

    View both sets from the evening below:

    Set 1

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    Set 2

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    You can see all of our live concert webcasts, and our archive of broadcasts from the Village Vanguard and the 92Y Tribeca, here.

    The current lineup of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra consists of Nick Marchione, Tanya Darby, Terell Stafford, Scott Wendholt - trumpet/flugelhorn; John Mosca, Luis Bonilla, Jason Jackson, Douglas Purviance - Trombones; Dick Oatts, Billy Drewes, Rich Perry, Ralph Lalama, Gary Smulyan - reeds; Jim McNeely, David Wong, John Riley - rhythm.