Brian Delp

Host, Midday Jazz

Brian Delp has been a member of WBGO’s on-air team for more than two decades, most-recently as the long-time host of Jazz After Hours. He has emceed at nearly every major jazz venue in the New York City area and hosted a portion of New York City’s City Parks Foundation’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival over several summers.

Brian grew up in Oklahoma City but dreamed of making to the "Big Apple." Spurred by a lifelong love of jazz, he hosted his first radio show on KOSU, Oklahoma State University's public radio station. From there, he went to Bismarck, North Dakota and the Prairie Public Radio network, spending almost a decade broadcasting jazz to the northern plains.

Brian is thrilled to now be hosting Midday Jazz, and loves sharing the music with WBGO's passionate listeners.

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Michael Weintrob

In my solitude you haunt me

With reveries of days gone by

In my solitude you taunt me

With memories that never die

Those lyrics that Eddie DeLange wrote for Duke Ellington’s classic melody, “(In My) Solitude,” have taken on so much more meaning for all of us these days. For me, though, they have always been all too familiar. Until last August, when I began hosting Midday Jazz here on WBGO, I was the host of Jazz After Hours for almost 24 years.


Newark, N.J. — home of WBGO — is also one of the cities in the "Hammond B3 Trinity," with Philadelphia and Atlantic City. So it was a great pleasure to have Brian Charette with drummer Brian Fischler in our studios to play our own B3. 

Enjoy this session, which Charette, in his clever fashion, dubbed the "Bri-Fecta" — we certainly did!

Miles Davis led such a prismatic and changeable career that any attempt at summation is destined to feel incomplete.

But the 2019 documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool does an impressive job of it, portraying the trumpeter in his myriad phases and moods, and in an unvarnished yet sympathetic light.