Jazz Appreciation Month

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.

WBGO & 2 GATEWAY FREE CONCERT SERIES: The Peter Bernstein Trio on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12pm

WBGO and 2 Gateway Center invite you to celebrate April as Jazz Appreciation month and the 35th Anniversary of WBGO 88.3 FM at the free concert series featuring the Peter Bernstein Trio.

Peter Bernstein by Jordi Suol
Peter Bernstein by Jordi Suol

Jazz guitarist and New York City native Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. He has released nine albums and has performed with musicians from all generations, including Joshua Redman and Diana Krall. Bernstein is described as “an extremely elegant musician with a gorgeous tone” and legendary guitarist Jim Hall says “he is the most impressive guitarist I’ve heard”. The Peter Bernstein Trio includes Mike LeDonne (organ) and Joe Farnsworth (drums).

They join us in honor of April as Jazz Appreciation Month (an annual celebration of jazz as an original American art form) and to celebrate WBGO’s 35th anniversary as a publicly-supported, cultural institution that champions jazz to a worldwide audience through radio, online, travel, community events and more.

So bring your friends, your family, your lunch and enjoy a wonderful performance.

WBGO Says Farewell to Pianist Mulgrew Miller

Pianist Mulgrew Miller, a lion of jazz and dear friend of WBGO, passed away early this morning from the effects of a stroke last Wednesday.

The longtime director of jazz studies at William Paterson University, we were fortunate to have 'Grew as a guest in our studios many times over the years - every April for eight years, he brought the student groups he led at William Paterson into our studios for live broadcasts during Jazz Appreciation Month.

On April 13 of this year, he brought his "Hawk Flies" septet and chatted with WBGO's Michael Bourne.

Farewell, 'Grew, from all of us who loved you and your music. Warm wishes to his wife Tanya, daughter  Leilani and son Darnell, from your WBGO family.

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