December 29, 2015. Posted by Josh Landes.
Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou are Duchess- and they are one of the many musical guests that will be performing at Jazz on the Mountain at the Mohonk Mountain House January 15th-18th. They sat down with Michael Bourne, host of Jazz on the Mountain, to talk about the art of song on WBGO.
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December 29, 2015. Posted by Nicole Sweeney.
A proud moment in jazz is when our music is acknowledged and celebrated in mainstream media. This year, 12 year old jazz pianist Joey Alexander has had the world listening to and watching him closely. CBS's 60 Minutes followed Joey for several months and the results aired on the program's first episode of the new year, featuring a conversation between Anderson Cooper and our own Gary Walker, host of Morning Jazz. Check out the video here.
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December 29, 2015. Posted by Brandy Wood.
Celebrate with WBGO all New Year's Eve and into New Year's Day with three specials!
Thursday 12/31, 6PM & Friday 1/1, 5AM – The Best of 2015
Thursday 12/31, 7PM – The WBGO New Year’s Eve Swing Party with Bob Porter
Bob Porter’s big appetite for rhythm and blues is world renowned. But you may be surprised to find out he also has a sweet tooth for swing; he’ll ring in the new year with a foot tapping mix of his favorites and music influenced by the swing era.
Thursday 12/31, 9PM & Friday 1/1, 6AM – Toast of the Nation;
A WBGO and NPR tradition every New Year's Eve, Toast of the Nation is the perfect sound track for the occasion. Hosted by our own Rhonda Hamilton, Toast of the Nation brings you jazz that you will party to all night long with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations, contributing something new to the musical feast. 8 hours of music will start at 9pm EST and continue throughout the night until 5am. Featuring recorded performances by Allan Toussaint, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Snarky Puppy, Wycliffe Gordon, and more.
Toast of the Nation kicks off with Anat Cohen!
From all of us here at WBGO, we thank you for a great 2015 and wish you a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year!!
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