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Jazz Night in America presents content from across the nation on multiple platforms. JNIA presents both video featuring concert performances as well as storytelling around amazing concert performances including the artists, the venues, the fans, and the larger dynamics at play. Jazz Night in America is a rich presentation of the uniquely American art form that strives to reinvigorate public media jazz programming for audiences today.
Jazz Cabbage is a limited run podcast series from WBGO Studios exploring the cultural intersection of jazz and cannabis. From how the marginalization of "viper" culture inspired improvisation and integration in the early jazz scene, to the federal government's relentless targeting of jazz musicians as part of its Reefer Madness-inspired eradication campaign.Along the way, we'll hear directly from musicians, scientists, scholars, cultural icons, cannabis entrepreneurs (then and now) and the vipers themselves in their own words. Hosted by Nicole Sweeney (host of Lights Out on WBGO), and cannabis author/historian David Bienenstock, Jazz Cabbage is coming soon from WBGO Studios.
“I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.”— John ColtraneWith candor, soul, and just the right dose of nerdiness, host Angélika Beener along with special guests celebrate landmark moments for the culture through deep dive conversational retrospectives of music, artists, authors and more.Angélika recorded her first interview in 1988 while still in elementary school. Her interview subjects were her loving grandparents who happily engaged her as she delved into their rich stories. Since then, Angélika has taken her predilection for history, culture, heritage, and the arts, and synthesized these passions in all areas of her work as a DJ, producer, director, and award-winning journalist. Celebrate culture today by listening to MILESTONES today on your favorite podcasting app!Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
There are stories we tell ourselves. There are stories we tell our friends. There are the stories we tell strangers. There are stories we never tell.Somewhere, in the middle of all of this, is the Third Story. The intersection between the art and the craft, the living and the living, the personal and the professional…The place where all of these meet is the Third Story.The Third Story podcast features long-form interviews with musicians and members of the creative class, hosted by Leo Sidran. Their stories of discovery, loss, ambition, identity, improvisation, risk, and reward are deeply moving and compelling for all of us as we embark on our own creative journeys.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
There’s Sumter About It with NJ Assembly Woman Shavonda Sumter, tackles important issues that impact our community and communities from across the nation. Listen to hear solutions-based conversations with professionals and experts who are committed to the betterment of society at large. Season one focuses on wellness and mental health. Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
Singers Unlimited highlights the art of song. Host Michael Bourne spotlights the American Popular Songbook and singers of ballads, blues, bossa, be-bop and beyond. Singers Unlimited has welcomed iconic singers to the studio, including Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Jon Hendricks, Antonio Carlos Jobin, and Diana Krall. Singers Unlimited Podcast takes you down memory lane with great conversations and music from this fantastic archive!
The WBGO Media Workshop is a 10-week program, in partnership with Jazz House Kids, designed to introduce participants to basic concepts in audio production for radio broadcast and podcast platforms. This podcast series represents the fantastic work of our students. The WBGO Media Workshop is made possible by a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
Snarky Puppy is “the funkiest WhatsApp group you would ever hear,” according to bandmember Larnell Lewis. And he’s not entirely off - this band of 19 musicians pushes what it means to be a band, to write songs, and produce truly original music.In March 2022, the innovative jazz collective descended upon Dallas to rehearse a selection of new songs. The group then took the stage for 16 shows over eight nights and recorded the material before a live audience for their new album, Empire Central.In this three-part series, we take you inside the creation of Empire Central.From the unique songwriting process to the rehearsals, where the band performs songs for the first time without music sheets, to the recording process and final song selection, you’ll get an unforgettable look inside the creative process of one of the world’s most renowned jazz super groups.Produced by GroundUP Music and Osiris Media. Presented by Osiris Media, in partnership with WBGO Studios.Hosted by Jazz Night in America producer Alex Ariff.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
Voted "Best Jazz Podcast" in the JazzTimes Critics' Poll for four consecutive years, The Checkout champions the music we call jazz — along the trend lines and on its outer edges. Hosted, produced and curated by Simon Rentner, the show focuses on the compelling personal narratives behind today's most exciting artists.
Jazz United is a wide-ranging conversation show from WBGO Studios, hosted by critic Nate Chinen and broadcaster Greg Bryant. Covering a host of subjects relevant to the musical community, it draws on the shared enthusiasms of its hosts as well as some key differences. Bryant, the host of Jazz After Hours, is a seasoned radio host and musician; Chinen is a longtime journalist and the author of Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century. Jazz United brings their distinct perspectives into dialogue, with the music always in center focus.
Welcome to Let Me Tell You About It Podcast from WBGO Studios. Hosted and co-produced by Greg Bryant of WBGO's Jazz After Hours and Jazz United, what began as a conversation series between the broadcaster and a variety of musicians is now a podcast. The title of the show, borrowed from baritone saxophonist Leo Parker's 1961 album, is a descriptor for the show's soulfully probing dialogues with musicians that examine aspects of the human condition. Additionally, Bryant provides commentary and thoughtfully curated classic and current vinyl record listening recommendations.
SportsJam features in-depth interviews with top athletes, coaches, reporters, authors and fans of the sports world. WBGO News and Sports Director Doug Doyle started the award-winning podcast SportsJam in 2008. The Pennsylvania State University graduate is one of the most decorated reporters in New Jersey radio history. SportsJam with Doug Doyle was recently named one of the top sports podcasts in 2017.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
WBGO Journal is a weekly news magazine that covers New Jersey and New York with in-depth features interviews and reviews.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.
The Great Wealth Divide presents the challenges and explores solutions to advance racial economic equality for Black and Latinx communities.The Great Wealth Divide is sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., and hosted by Dale Favors, managing partner of Adaptive Growth Leadership.

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