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  • Singer Jose James on Billie Holiday: Listen Now

    April 20, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer José James talks with Monifa Brown about "Yesterday I Had The Blues," his tribute album to Billie Holiday in her centennial year. Enjoy!

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  • Pianist Kenny Werner on "Effortless Mastery": Listen Now

    April 20, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Kenny Werner talks with Rhonda Hamilton about the "Effortless Mastery" institute and ensemble he leads at the Berklee College of Music. The group performs at New York's Blue Note Monday, April 20th at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Enjoy!

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  • 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