WBGO Blog
  • Dulé Hill & Art Baron On New Jazz Musical "After Midnight"

    December 3, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Dancer, actor and singer Dulé Hill and trombonist Art Baron talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about the Broadway musical After Midnight, which features songs from the Jazz Age of the 1920s and 1930s, originally performed by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and others. The musical, which also features the Jazz At Lincoln Center All Stars, is at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theater.

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  • 2013 Blues Hour Thanksgiving Top Ten

    November 29, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    More listeners voted in the 9th annual Thanksgiving Blues Poll than ever before.  Don't ask.   I lost count — of how many voters.  I've counted all the votes.

    Here's a phenomenal number: 143. That's how many musicians or groups got votes. He's a top-ten of WBGO blues listener favorites.

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    Muddy Waters and BB King were even at the beginning of Wednesday's blues hour, and surges of votes for both happened during the hour.  Muddy was up, then BB was up, then Muddy, then BB, then Buddy Guy vaulted up to pass BB, and Muddy  jumped even higher.  Fifth year at #1 for Muddy Waters.

    1st    Muddy Waters
    2nd    Buddy Guy
    3rd    BB King
    4th   (tie) Howling Wolf and Stevie Ray Vaughan

    6th    John Lee Hooker
    7th    Tedeschi/Trucks Band
    8th    Albert King
    9th    Johnny Winter
    10th   (tie) Robert Cray and Taj Mahal

  • Pianist Renee Rosnes Talks With Michael Bourne

    November 14, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Renee Rosnes talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about her tribute to tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson with Peter Washington on bass, Lewis Nash on drums, and Jimmy Greene on tenor sax. The group performs at New York's Village Vanguard Nov. 19 through 24. Enjoy!

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