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The new class of NEA Jazz Masters, a chat with pianist Bill Charlap about "Jazz in July" and singer and executive producer Melissa Walker runs down the 2022 Montclair Jazz Festival

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WBGO's Gary Walker chats with pianist Bill Charlap about Jazz in July

On the July 16 edition of the WBGO Journal, we find out about a strong connection between the new musicians who are a part of the class of 2023 NEA Jazz Masters….

WBGO’s Gary Walker chats with pianist Bill Charlap, who is curating "Jazz In July" annual series, now in its 37th year at the 92nd Street Y...

and we’ll hear about the plans for this year’s Montclair Jazz Festival from executive producer and singer Melissa Walker

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 200 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.