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Josh Jackson Named WBGO's New VP of Content

NEWARK, NJ, August 19, 2013 - Josh Jackson has been named to the newly-created position of Vice President of Content of WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, it was announced today by Amy Niles, the station's Acting President and CEO. Jackson, who continues as host of WBGO's hour-long music magazine, The Checkout, was previously Special Projects Producer.

Josh Jackson
Josh Jackson, WBGO VP of Content

"I am pleased to name Josh as our Vice President of Content," said Niles. "This new position reflects the evolving nature of WBGO as both a creator and distributor of content for our communities of Jazz and News. Josh has a keen understanding and respect for the past, present and future of jazz. He is the personification of WBGO's mission to continue the vibrancy of this music as a cultural art form and his enthusiasm for broadcasting is contagious."

Jackson began his radio career at WWOZ in New Orleans, moved to New York to become the associate producer of Jazz from Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley and joined WBGO in 2001. He has created three multi-platform concert programs, Live at the Village Vanguard, The Checkout: Live at 92Y Tribeca and The Checkout: Live at Berklee, all in partnership with NPR. Jackson has produced award-winning documentaries and hundreds of live concert recordings while at WBGO. He is the co-founder of Joyride Media and the 2010 and 2012 recipient of the Jazz Journalists Association's Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting.

Jackson's recent programming initiative is WBGO Radar - a discovery service for new music. Jackson and WBGO Music Director Gary Walker review new recordings and consider them for exclusive debuts at WBGO.org/RADAR.

Anat Cohen Plays a Game of Shuffle

Anat Cohen Press Photo
Photo by Osnat Rom

Question: What do the following songs have in common?

1. Anat Cohen/Alon Yavnai "Very Early" unreleased music
2. Dr. Lonnie Smith "The Whip"
3. Joe Zawinul "Mi Gente (My People)"
4. Meade Lux Lewis "Blues Whistle"
5. Duke Ellington's Blanton-Webster Band "Blue Serge"
6. A chorino
7. Django Reinhardt's "Djangology"

Answer: They are all part of Anat Cohen's digital library.
And our newest game of Shuffle. Listen to it here.
Wednesday at 9pm, WBGO and NPR present the Anat Cohen Quartet.
Join us for the next installment of Live at the Village Vanguard.
See you on the radio.
-Josh

Guillermo Klein Interview

Guillermo Klein - Photo by Kim Bacon
I interviewed composer Guillermo Klein this weekend. Listen to it here, and enjoy the raw materials. Don't forget to tune in to the show Wednesday night at 9pm. We'll be live at the Village Vanguard with Guillermo Klein Y Los Guachos. Their newest release, Filtros, hits the streets on Tuesday. Stay tuned for a Song of the Day feature on NPR Music.
Onward.
-Josh