Jazz Appreciation Month

WBGO JAM Live: William Paterson Jazz Sextet

The William Paterson University Jazz Sextet, directed by Mulgrew Miller, performed live in the WBGO studios today in the sixth in our series of student performance for Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Listen to audio from this broadcast here. A set list and links to all of our JAM student ensemble broadcasts are below.

The ensemble is Nate Giroux on tenor saxophone, Colin Banks on trombone, Henry Heinitsh on guitar, Oscar Williams on piano, Daniel Duke on bass, and Anthony Benson on drums.

The group performed six songs including Miller's "Elation" and Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You," and were interviewed between songs by host Michael Bourne.

William Paterson University, in Wayne University, has had undergraduate and graduate jazz studies for nearly 40 years and has an important archive of jazz manuscripts and scores. Founded by Dr. Martin Krivin and trumpeter Thad Jones, the program is now led by Miller and saxophonist David Demsey.

A full set list and links to our other Jazz Appreciation Month concerts can be found below. Enjoy!

William Paterson Jazz Sextet Set List

"Fourplay" (James Williams)

"Time Will Tell" (Bobby Watson)

"Three And One" (Thad Jones)

"Nearness Of You" (Hoagy Carmichael)

"Elation" (Mulgrew Miller)

"Pernod" (Johnny Mandel)

WBGO JAM Live Broadcasts 2012

Click to hear the New Jersey City University Art Blakey Combo

Click to hear the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

Click to hear the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Quartet

Click to hear the NYU Wayne Shorter Ensemble

Click to hear the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Click to hear the SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble

Click to hear the William Paterson Jazz Sextet

Click to hear the La Guardia High School Senior Jazz Band

Click to hear the New School Swingers

WBGO JAM Live: Berklee Global Jazz Institute

The “Red Ensemble” of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), directed by Marco Pignataro, performed live in the WBGO studios today in the fifth in our series of student performance in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Listen to audio from this broadcast here. A set list and links to all of our JAM broadcasts are below.

The ensemble is Sofia Rubino from Estonia on vocals, Clay Lyons from Madison, Wisconsin on alto saxophone, Tom Wilson on soprano saxophone, Edmar Colon from Puerto Rico on tenor saxophone, Sharik Hasan from Bangalore, India on piano, Joseph Manzoli from Toronto, Canada on guitar, Zach Brown from Baltimore, Maryland on bass, and Roberto Giaquinto from Napoli, Italy on drums. The group performed their own compositions, and were interviewed between songs by host Michael Bourne.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute's artistic director is pianist and composer Danilo Pérez, and faculty include Terri Lyne Carrington, George Garzone, John Patitucci, and Joe Lovano. These BGJI students will perform two sets with Lovano this evening at New York's Blue Note, at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m.

Enjoy our festival of student ensembles as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Set List

Momentum (Z. Brown)

-interview with Marco Pignataro

Red's Dilemma (S. Hasan)

-interview with Sharik Hasan

Walking Across The Atlantic (J. Manzoli)

-interview with Joseph Manzoli

Venn Diagram (R. Giaquinto)

Morning Song (S. Rubina)

Linda (T. Wilson)

WBGO JAM Live Broadcasts 2012

Click to hear the New Jersey City University Art Blakey Combo

Click to hear the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

Click to hear the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Quartet

Click to hear the NYU Wayne Shorter Ensemble

Click to hear the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Click to hear the SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble

Click to hear the William Paterson Jazz Sextet

Click to hear the La Guardia High School Senior Jazz Band

Click to hear the New School Swingers

WBGO JAM Live: SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble

The SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble, directed by Pete Malinverni, performed live in the WBGO studios today in the sixth in our series of student performance in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Listen to audio from this broadcast here. A set list and links to all of our JAM student ensemble broadcasts are below.

The ensemble is Dan Glaude on alto saxophone, Shannon Barnett on trombone, Quentin Angus on guitar, Walter Stinson on bass and Raj Jayaweera on drums. The group performed compositions by Ornette Coleman, and were interviewed between songs by host Michael Bourne.

We hope you enjoy our Jazz Appreciation Month festival of student ensembles!

SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble Set List

"The Sphinx"

- Interview with Pete Malinverni

"Kathelin Gray"

"The Good Life"

- interview with Shannon Barnett

"Blues Connotation"

- Interview with Dan Glaude

"Una Muy Bonita"

"TNT"

- all compositions by Ornette Coleman

WBGO JAM Live Broadcasts 2012

Click to hear the New Jersey City University Art Blakey Combo

Click to hear the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

Click to hear the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Quartet

Click to hear the NYU Wayne Shorter Ensemble

Click to hear the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Click to hear the SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble

Click to hear the William Paterson Jazz Sextet

Click to hear the La Guardia High School Senior Jazz Band

Click to hear the New School Swingers

WBGO JAM Live: LaGuardia High School Senior Jazz Band

The LaGuardia High School Senior Jazz Band, directed by Kevin Blancq, performed live in the WBGO studios today in the seventh in our series of student performance for Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Listen to audio from this broadcast here. A full set list and links to all of our JAM broadcasts are below.

The group performed eight songs including Duke Ellington's "Cotton Club Stomp" and Herbie Hancock's "One Finger Stomp," and were interviewed between songs by host Eulis Cathey.

We hope you enjoy our Jazz Appreication Month festival of student ensembles!

La Guardia High School Senior Jazz Band Members

REEDS

Zach HIcks - alto sax, flute
Alex Morano - alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet
Jaedon Alvira - tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax
Malcolm-Jamal Matthews - tenor sax
Luis Garcia - bari sax, flute

TRUMPETS

Adam O'Farrill
Abigail Stratton
Jackson Mitchell
Megan Odell

TROMBONES

Daniel Wenger
Rex Bennett
James Arno

BASS TROMBONE

D.J. Passey

RHYTHM

Eli Greenhoe, Nick Saia - guitar
Adale Jackson, Isaac Sleator - piano
Damon Korf - bass
Russell Holzman, Corey Garcia - drums

La Guardia High School Senior Jazz Band Set List

"Cotton Club Stomp"

- Duke Elington feat. Adale Jackson, piano; Adam O'Farrill, trumpet; Luis Garcia, bari sax

"Jambangle"

- Gil Evans (transcribed by band member Rex Bennett) - feat. Adale Jackson, piano; Jaedon Alvira, soprano sax; Rex Bennett, bone

"Sunset & The Mockingbird"

- Duke Ellington, feat. Adale Jackson, piano; Alex Morano, clar; Zach Hicks, alto sax

"One Finger Snap"

- Herbie Hancock, arr. Bob Mintzer feat. Zach Hicks, flute; Nick Saia, guitar; Rex Bennett, bone; Adam O'Farrill, piano; Adale Jackson, piano

"Mind Troubles"

- Adam O'Farrill, Wednesday Combo (sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz) - Zach Hicks, reeds; Adam O'Farrill, trumpet; Eli Greenhoe, guitar, Isaac Sleator, piano; Damon Korf, bass; Russell Holzman, drums.

"Black, Brown, & Beautiful"

- Oliver Nelson feat. Zach Hicks, alto sax

"It Ain't Necessarily So"

- arr. Gil Evans, adaptation, Kevin Blancq feat. Eli Greenhoe & Nick Saia, guitars

"Blues In Frankie's Flat"

- Frank Foster feat. Malcolm-Jamal Matthews & Jaedon Alvira, tenor sax; Daniel Wenger, bone; Adam O'Farrill, trumpet; Luis Garcia, bari sax

WBGO JAM Live Broadcasts 2012

Click to hear the New Jersey City University Art Blakey Combo

Click to hear the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

Click to hear the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Quartet

Click to hear the NYU Wayne Shorter Ensemble

Click to hear the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Click to hear the SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble

Click to hear the William Paterson Jazz Sextet

Click to hear the La Guardia High School Senior Jazz Band

Click to hear the New School Swingers

WBGO JAM Live: New School Swingers

The New School Swingers performed live in the WBGO studios today, the ninth and last in our series of student performances for Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Listen to audio from this broadcast here. A full set list and links to hear our other JAM broadcasts are below.

The ensemble, which has members from South Africa and Sweden as well as the United States, performed "hot swing" classics from the 1930s, including Duke Ellington's "C Jam Blues," Django Reinhardt's "Minor Swing" and Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose."

We hope you enjoy our Jazz Appreciation Month festival of student ensembles!

Members of the New School Swingers

Alto: Ross Harris
Trumpet: Lesedi Ntsane
Violin: Anna Fuerstenberg
Piano and bandleader: Dinos San Pedro
Bass: Ben Murphy

Drums: Alex Kirkpatrick
Guitar: Nelsen Hutchison

New School Swingers Set List

"C Jam Blues" - Duke Ellington

"Dinah" - Harry Ackst, Sam L. Lewis and Joe Young

"Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt

"Funeral March" - Ben Murphy

"Nuages" - Django Reinhardt

"You're The One" - Dinos San Pedro

"Honeysuckle Rose" - Fats Waller and Andy Razaf

"Everybody Loves My Baby" - Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer

"Thick And Thin" - Dinos San Pedro

"I'll Fly Away" - Albert Brumley

WBGO JAM Live Broadcasts 2012

Click to hear the New Jersey City University Art Blakey Combo

Click to hear the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

Click to hear the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Quartet

Click to hear the NYU Wayne Shorter Ensemble

Click to hear the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Click to hear the SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble

Click to hear the William Paterson Jazz Sextet

Click to hear the La Guardia High School Senior Jazz Band

Click to hear the New School Swingers