Jazz Appreciation Month

WBGO JAM Live 2014: Berklee Global Jazz Institute

The Berklee College of Music Global Jazz Institute Group performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

The ensemble is Mao Sone, trumpet, Michael Wang, trombone, Takafumi Suenaga, piano, Tommaso Gambini, guitar, Alex Gasser, bass, and Jharis Yokley, drums. Marco Pignatari, managing director of Global Jazz Institute, also speaks.

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WBGO JAM Live 2014: Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

The ensemble, directed by Conrad Herwig, is Oliver Santana Rivera, Mark Jackovic, Peter Baldassare, Isaac Dye, Abraham Burton, and Sam Tobias on saxophonies, Anthony Fazio, George Maher, Suzan Veneman, Devenenny Bennett and Joshua Orr on trumpets, Matt Echols, Andy Kleindienst, Ben Weisiger, and Eric Iannucci on trombones, Sam Johnson and John Morrison on guitar, Michael Bernabe on piano, Michael Noordzy and Ross Garlow on bass, and Michael Winnicki and Daniel Giannone on drums. A full set list is below.

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Rutgers Jazz Ensemble I, Conrad Herwig director

Live at WBGO, 4/10/14

Toy Tune - Wayne Shorter, Arr by Suzan Veneman, Trumpet (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

Soloists:

Issac Dye, Tenor Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

Mike Bernabe, Piano (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

Cyclic Episode - Sam Rivers, Arr by Ross Garlow, Bass (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

Soloists:

Abraham Burton, Tenor Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

Suzan Veneman, Trumpet (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

Paranoia - Eric Iannucci, Trombone (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

Soloists:

Oliver Santana Rivera, Alto Sax, (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

George Maher, Trumpet (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

Sam Johnson, Guitar (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

Andy Kleindienst, Trombone (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

Eleanor Rigby - Lennon/McCartney, Arr by Conrad Herwig

Soloists:

Mark Jackovic, Alto Sax (MM Jazz Studies, 2014)

Matt Echols, Trombone (BM Jazz Studies 2015)

John Morrison, Guitar (MM Jazz Studies, 2015)

WBGO JAM Live 2014: Queens College International Septet

The Queens College International Septet performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

The ensemble is Jon Crompton, alto sax, Julieta Eugenio, tenor sax, Elad Cohen, trombone, Junbeom Kim, guitar, Carlos Cuevas, piano, Lorin Cohen, bass, and Joochan Im, drums. The ensemble's director, David Berkman, also speaks.

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WBGO JAM Live 2014: William Paterson Mulgrew Miller Ensemble

The William Paterson University Mulgrew Miller Ensemble performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

The ensemble, directed by John Mosca, is Dylan Anderson, tenor sax, Matt Tischio, alto sax, Ryan Tomski, piano, Eric Zolan, guitar, Daseul Kim,bass and Joe Spinelli, drums. David Demsey, coordinator of jazz studies at WPU, also speaks.

WBGO Jam Live 2014: New School Charli Persip Ensemble

The New School's Charli Persip Improv Ensemble performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

The ensemble, directed by drummer Charli Persip, is Andrew Freedman on piano, Myles Sloniker, bass, Michael Robinson, guitar, Matt Chalk, alto sax, Max Zooi, tenor, bass clarinet, soprano Cody Rowlands, trumpet, and Matthew Bumgardner, trombone. Martin Mueller, executive director of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, also speaks. A full set list is below.

New School Charli Persip Improv Ensemble
Live At WBGO 4/9/14

Charli Persip, director
Martin Mueller, executive director of Jazz at the New School

1. "Geronimo" - Matt Chalk

2. "Katheryn-Agatha" - Max Zooi

3. "Natives are Restless" - Horace Silver (arranged by Max Zooi)

4. "Choice" - Mike Robinson

WBGO JAM Live 2014: SUNY Purchase Bud Powell Ensemble

The SUNY Purchase Bud Powell Repertory Ensemble performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

The ensemble, directed by Pete Malinverni, is Greg Jung and Mike Troy on alto saxes, Marie-Fatima Rudolf, piano, Zach Slaughter, bass, and Michael Camacho, drums. The group performed compositions by pianist Bud Powell, a full set list is below.

The SUNY Purchase Bud Powell Ensemble
Live at WBGO 4/8/14

1. "Monopoly"

Interview: Pete Malinverni

2. "Oblivion"

Interview: Greg Jung, Mike Troy

3. "Celia"

Interview: Mike Camacho

4. "Un Poco Loco"

Interview: Marie-Fatima

Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet Live At WBGO: Listen Now

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet performs live at WBGO to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. The group appears April 10 and 12 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola as part of JALC's seven-night Dave Brubeck festival, which celebrates the life and music of the pianist, who died in 2012.

The ensemble features students at the College of the Pacific, home of the Brubeck Institute, with Max Boiko on trumpet, Joel Ross, vibes and piano, Sean Britt, guitar, Sarah Kuo, bass and Jalon D'Mere Archie, drums.

Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet

Live at WBGO 4/9/14

1. "Ill Relations" - Joel Ross

2. "Song for Cecilia" - Sean Britt

3. "What Changed" - Joel Ross

4. "In Your Own Sweet Way" - Dave Brubeck

WBGO JAM Live 2014: Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

The Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble performs live at WBGO to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

The ensemble is Lukas Gabric from Villach Austria on tenor sax, Greg Duncan from Regina, Canada on guitar, Reuben Allen from Chicago, on piano, Paolo Bendettini from Pisa, Italy on bass, and Jordan Young from Detroit on drums. A full set list is below.

The Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble
Live at WBGO 4/8/14

1. Monochrome - Lukas Gabric

soloists: Lukas, Greg, Jordan

Interviews: Lukas, Reuben

2. Unraveling Blues - Reuben Allen

soloists: Reuben, Paolo

Interview: Paolo

3. The Dotted Line - Greg Duncan

soloists: Greg, Lukas, Reuben

Interviews: Greg, Jordan

4. Mood For McCann - Jordan Young

soloists: Lukas, Greg, Reuben, Paolo, Jordan

WBGO JAM Live 2014: NYU Latin Jazz Ensemble

The NYU Latin Jazz Ensemble performs live at WBGO to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

The ensemble, led by trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, is Robby Mack on alto sax, David Banker on trombone, Zach Daniels on vibes, Alex Sugarman on guitar, Nate Furgason on bass and Josh Bailey on drums. A full set list is below.

NYU Latin Jazz Ensemble
Live at WBGO 4/7/14

To The Point - Michael Rodriguez

soloists: Alex, Zach, Mike, Nate

Cicero Samba - Nate Furgason

soloists: Robbie, David, Josh

Flight To Jordan - Duke Jordan

soloists: Mike, Robby, David, Zach, Alex, Nate, Josh

Celebrate WBGO's 35th Birthday with Chick Corea

In April, WBGO will celebrate its 35th anniversary with many opportunities to participate, listen, learn and enjoy jazz. On April 10, the day after WBGO's birthday, we invite an intimate group to join us at Town Hall in Times Square for a wonderful concert and post-show meet-and-greet with the artist, Chick Corea.

When the legendary artist Chick Corea recorded Piano Improvisations on the ECM label in 1971, he was the first jazz pianist of his era to release such a recording. This groundbreaking album literally opened the floodgates to a new genre of solo piano that continues strong today.

In 2014, Chick will be releasing a new solo CD and embarking upon a world tour with a presentation that is as fresh and innovative as ever. With a perfect balance of in-the-moment improvisation, Corea Classics, jazz standards, classical renderings and the inimitable “Children’s Songs,” it is a must-see concert if there ever was one.

The title of the CD, Portraits, derives from something Chick occasionally includes in his solo shows — when the spirit moves him. The artist asks for volunteers from the typically packed house, sits them down one at a time next to the piano and proceeds to paint a musical “portrait” unique to each individual. It’s uncanny how the personality of the person is captured in Chick’s improvisations.

It’s pure Chick Corea spirit of play. Come see for yourself, and celebrate 35 years of the greatest jazz radio station on earth!

Limited WBGO meet-and-greet, premium seating available. Book your tickets today.

Book your Tickets:

WBGO Member price per person: $125
Non-Member price per person: $150
All tickets will be picked up at the theater.


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For more information, or to pay by check or credit card via the phone you can email events@wbgo.org or call 973-624-8880 x283.