Jazz Appreciation Month

WBGO JAM Live 2015: Manhattan School Of Music Jazz Quintet

The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Quintet performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month, directed by Justin DiCioccio. Click below to hear this concert, and tune in to 88.3 FM to hear this group featured on air during the second week of April. A full set list is below.

Every week in April, WBGO-FM will showcase a different student ensemble with vocalists who performed live in our studios for Jazz Appreciation Month. All of these full sets will be available online. Enjoy!

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Manhattan School of Music Jazz Quintet
March 19th, 2015
Director, Justin DiCioccio

"What a Little Moonlight Can Do" (vocals) by Harry M. Woods
"The Peacocks" (vocals)  Jimmy Rowles
"Everything Happens To Me" (vocals +flute) by Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
"Day Dream" by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington, lyrics by John La Touche

All arrangements are original

Elena Pinderhughes - Voice, Flute
Patrick Bartley - Alto Saxophone
Billy Test - Piano
Dion Kerr - Bass
Evan Sherman - Drums

WBGO JAM Live 2015: Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month with vocalist Champian Fulton. Click below to hear this concert, and tune in to 88.3 FM to hear this group featured on air during the first week of April. A full set list is below.

Every week in April, WBGO-FM will showcase a different student ensemble with vocalists who performed live in our studios for Jazz Appreciation Month. All of these full sets will be available online. Enjoy!

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The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

live at WBGO 3/6/15

Conrad Herwig, director

"Deed I Do" (by Fred Rose with lyrics by Walter Hirsch, arranged by Ernie Wilkins)

"Let’s Do It" (by Cole Porter)

"Easy Living" (by Ranger & Robin, arranged by Marc Stasio)

"The Song Is You" (by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, arranged by Gerald Wilson)

"They Didn’t Believe Me" (by Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds, arranged by Dave Burger)

Vocals on all songs by Champian Fulton

Jimmy Merchant, Sax-Alto
Oliver Santana Rivera, Sax-Alto
Sam Tobias, Sax-Bari
Abraham Burton, Sax-Tenor
John Donathan, Sax-Tenor

Guest sax on “The Song Is You” and “They Didn’t Believe Me” by Stephen Fulton

Gregory DeAngelis, Trombone
Matthew Echols, Trombone
Timothy Rechen, Trombone
Ben Weisiger, Trombone

Devenny Bennett, Trumpet
Shawn Edmonds, Trumpet
Anthony Fazio, Trumpet
Yi-JIUN Kao, Trumpet
Joshua Orr, Trumpet

John Morrison, Guitar
John Nunez, Guitar
Michael Bernabe, Piano
Luciano Minetti, Piano

Ross Garlow, Bass
Christopher Smith, Bass
Kyle Duppstadt, Drums
Daniel Giannone, Drums

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