January 7, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.
Starting Sunday, WBGO will have one week of specials celebrating the life and music of Dr. Billy Taylor. With eight special broadcasts over seven days, there are many opportunities to tune in or log on to hear the late, great Billy Taylor.
Sunday – Jan 9 - JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:00pm
Monday – Jan 10 – Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz featuring Billy Taylor– 8:00pm
Tuesday – Jan 11- Jazz Profiles spotlights Billy Taylor – noon - Wednesday –
Wednesday - Jan 12 – Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Joe Lovano – 9:00am
Wednesday – Jan 12 - JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:30pm
Thursday – Jan 13 – Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Nancy Wilson– 2:00pm
Friday – Jan 14 - Gary Walker with Billy Taylor at the piano – 9:00am
Saturday – Jan 15 – JazzSet - Billy Taylor 80th Birthday Tribute Concert – 3:00pm
© 2011 WBGO
March 27, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
Since April 1979, legendary pianist Marian McPartland has welcomed a stellar line-up of jazz artists for one hour of conversation and improvisation on her Peabody Award-winning program. Each week, McPartland, with her engaging personality and improvisational savvy, hosts a variety of performers in her radio living room. You can hear Piano Jazz on WBGO Thursdays at 6:30pm.
Like WBGO, Piano Jazz is turning 30 this April. To celebrate the anniversary, Ms. McPartland returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 14th. "The Grande Dame of Jazz" will be joined by some of the music world's most radiant performers. Musical guests will include Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Bill Charlap, Cyrus Chestnut, Kurt Elling, Mulgrew Miller, Arturo O'Farrill, and Randy Weston. That's the short list.
Additionally, Marian McPartland will be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the "Worshipful Company of Musicians" of England during the evening's festivities. The award will be presented by fellow "WM of M" honoree, pianist John Escreet. For more information, check out www.wcom.org.uk.
For event information, visit Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
© 2009 WBGO