November 5, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Bassist Christian McBride talks with Gary Walker about the 2013 TD Bank James Moody Jazz Festival, held at NJPAC from Nov. 5 through 10th. McBride is the festival's artistic director. Enjoy!
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October 21, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO congratulates singer Cyrille Aimée on winning first "Sassy" award, at the finals of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition which were held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center today. Aimée, of French and Dominican heritage, visited the WBGO studios on Monday and spoke with Rhonda Hamilton about her approach to music and growing up in the Gypsy jazz hotbed of Samois-sur-Seine, France.
Hamilton hosted Sunday's concert, and you can listen to her interviews with finalists Alexis Cole, Hilary Kole, Sandra Booker and Monifa Brown's interview with finalist Ashleigh Smith, - as well as Gary Walker's conversation with the producer of the competition, Larry Rosen, right here on the WBGO blog. Enjoy!
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October 20, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Singer Ashleigh Smith talks with WBGO's Monifa Brown about growing up in Lewisville, Texas, her education at the University of North Texas, and performing at the Kennedy Center. Smith is a finalist in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, whose finals will be held on Sunday, October 21 at 3 p.m. at the New Jersey Performance Arts Center in Newark.
The competition is the final event of the inaugural James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival, co-presented by NJPAC and WBGO-FM.
WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton hosts Sunday's concert, and you can listen to her interviews with finalists Cyrille Aimée, Alexis Cole, Hilary Kole and Sandra Booker, as well as Gary Walker's conversation with the producer of the competition, Larry Rosen, right here on the WBGO blog. Enjoy!
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