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  • WBGO Jam Live 2015: Berklee "Effortless Mastery" Ensemble

    April 22, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Berklee College of Music's "Effortless Mastery" Ensemble, directed by pianist Kenny Werner,  performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month. Click below to hear this concert.

    Werner also spoke with Rhonda Hamilton about Berklee's new "Effortless Mastery" Institute, which teaches students holistic techniques for developing and maintaining healthy performance practices.

    All month long in April, WBGO is showcasing student ensembles with vocalists who performed live in our studios for Jazz Appreciation Month. All of these full sets will be available online. Enjoy!

    Click on the image below to see a slideshow from this live in-studio performance.

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    Berklee College of Music "Effortless Mastery Ensemble

    live at WBGO 4/20/15

    Kenny Werner, piano, Long Island, NY
    Vivienne Aerts, voice, Leiden, Netherlands
    Edmar Colon, sax, Coamo, Puerto Rico
    Mao Sone, trumpet, Chiba, Japan
    Max Salinger-Ridley, bass, Boston, MA
    Tiago Michelin, drums, Cambridge, MA

  • WBGO JAM Live 2015: SUNY Purchase Johnny Hartman Ensemble

    April 20, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The SUNY Purchase Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane Ensemble performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month, with vocalists Juno Arreglado. Click below to hear this concert, and tune in to 88.3 FM to hear this group featured on air during the third week of April. A full set list is below.

    Every week in April, WBGO-FM will showcase a different student ensemble with vocalists who performed live in our studios for Jazz Appreciation Month. All of these full sets will be available online. Enjoy!

    Click on the image below to see a slideshow from this live in-studio performance.

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    SUNY Purchase Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane Ensemble

    live at WBGO

    March 16th, 2015

    1) You Are Too Beautiful (Rodgers & Hart)
    2) Autumn Serenade (DeRose)
    3) My One and Only Love (Wood & Mellin)
    4) Dedicated To You (Cahn-Chaplin-Zaret)
    5) Lush Life (Stayhorn)
    6) They Say It’s Wonderful (Berlin)

    Juno Arreglado, Voice, from Rockland County, NY
    Jaedon Alvira, Tenor Saxophone, from Brooklyn, NY
    Ben Rice, Piano, from San Francisco, CA
    Drummond Dominguez/Kincaid, Guitar, from Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    Michael Roninson, Bass, from Latham, NY
    Zach Berns, Drums, from Boulder, CO

  • WBGO Jam Live 2015: William Paterson Vocal Ensemble

    April 13, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The William Paterson University Jazz Vocal Ensemble performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month, with vocalists Ana Petrillo, Jamie Henry and Vuyo Sotashe. Click below to hear this concert, and tune in to 88.3 FM to hear this group featured on air during the second week of April. A full set list is below.

    Every week in April, WBGO-FM will showcase a different student ensemble with vocalists who performed live in our studios for Jazz Appreciation Month. All of these full sets will be available online. Enjoy!

    Click on the image below to see a slideshow from this live in-studio performance.

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    William Paterson University Jazz Vocal Ensemble

    Live at WBGO - March 11th, 2015
    Nancy Marano, Instructor
    Dave Demsey, Coordinator of Jazz Studies

    1) "I’ll Be Seeing You" by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal

    (Arranged by Darmon Meater, sung by Anna Petrillo, Jamie Henry, Vuyo Sotashe, and Megan Roy)

    2) "Lush Life" by Billy Strayhorn

    (Sung and arranged by Jamie Henry)

    3) "Yesterdays" by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach

    (Sung and arranged by Jamie Henry)

    4) "On Green Dolphin Street" by Bronisław Kaper and Ned Washington

    (Sung and arranged by Anna Petrillo)

    5)  "Wee Small Hours" by Bob Hilliard and David Mann

    (Sung and arranged by Anna Petrillo)

    6) "Day By Day" by Stephen Schwartz

    (Sung and arranged by Vuyo Sotashe)

    7)  "Sophisticated Lady" by Duke Ellington and Mitchell Parish

    (Sung and arranged by Vuyo Sotashe)

    Anna Petrillo (senior, Bayonne, NJ), vocals
    Jamie Henry (senior, Edmonton, Alberta), vocals
    Vuyo Sotashe (masters, Fulbright Scholar, South Africa), vocals
    Sam Javitch (senior, New York, NY), piano
    Chris Sullivan (masters, San Francisco, CA), alto saxophone
    Miguel Rodriguez (senior, Freehold, NJ), tenor saxophone
    Vincent Dupont (junior, Hudson, NH), bass
    Matt Niedbalski (junior, Gainesvoort, NY), drums