WBGO Blog
  • The Checkout – Live at Berklee with Jaleel Shaw February 7

    January 31, 2013. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    WBGO presents saxophonist Jaleel Shaw Live from the Red Room at Cafe 939, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, on Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m. Shaw will be joined in the concert by fellow Berklee alumnus Lawrence Fields on piano, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Johnathan Blake.

    Watch the concert live right here or listen to our on-air stream with host Josh Jackson, and join the conversation below.

    Like WBGO's other live broadcasts every month, these shows live on in our video archive and at NPRmusic.org.

    If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO's sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by Shaw and other cutting-edge performers. Enjoy!

    The Checkout – Live at Berklee brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts. Shaw is a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet and the Mingus Big Band, and has performed with Christian McBride, Jason Moran, Stefon Harris, Roy Hargrove, Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb, and more.

    Upon graduating from high school in his native Philadelphia, Shaw received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee, where he graduated with degrees in music education and performance. At Berklee, he received the Billboard Endowed Scholarship, two Woodwind Department Awards, the Outstanding Student Teacher Award, and the Boston Jazz Society Award. Shaw then earned a master's in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

  • The Checkout Live from Berklee: Dayna Stephens Quartet

    November 15, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presented a live broadcast of saxophonist Dayna Stephens with Julian Lage on guitar, Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass and Jaimeo Brown on drums, live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, on November 15 at 8 p.m.

    Co-presented by WBGO, NPR Music, and Berklee, this concert was part of a series hosted by Josh Jackson that brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts.

    If you missed the show, check out our video archive, where you will find all of our live broadcasts, including our shows from the Village Vanguard and the 92Y Tribeca.

    If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO's sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by Stephens and other up-and-coming performers. And don't forget WBGO's broadcasts from the 92Y and Village Vanguard live on in our video archive.

    Enjoy!

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  • The Checkout: Live from Berklee Presents Chihiro Yamanaka

    October 18, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO is proud to present pianist Chihiro Yamanaka live from the Red Room @ Cafe 939, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston tonight at 8 p.m. Co-presented by WBGO, NPR Music, and Berklee, the series brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts. They will also be archived, and available for on-demand listening, at NPRmusic.org, and WBGO. Watch the concert live or listen to our on-air stream with host Josh Jackson, and join in our chat below with Patrick Jarenwattananon and Tim Wilkins.

    If you like what you hear, tune in to our sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by Yamanaka and other up-and-coming performers. And don't forget WBGO's broadcasts from the 92Y and Village Vanguard live on in our video archive. Enjoy!

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