Paquito D'Rivera on "Aires Tropicales": Listen Now

Paquito D'Rivera talks with Gary Walker about his "Around The Americas" concerts March 27-28 at Jazz At Lincoln Center, and forthcoming CD "Aires Tropicales," both of which which explore the legacy of African music across the hemisphere. Enjoy!


Drummer Ali Jackson's "Amalgamations": Listen Now

Drummer Ali Jackson talks with Gary Walker about his new CD "Amalgamations" and work with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. Jackson and the JALC Orchestra perform the music of Ruben Blades Nov. 13 through 15. Enjoy!


Elio Villafranca's Caribbean Tinge: Listen Now

Pianist Elio Villafranca talks with Bill Daughtry about "Caribbean Tinge," his new album which explores the links between jazz and Afro-Cuban music, and performances at New York's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola June 13 through 15. Enjoy!


Bill Frisell's "Space-Age Guitar": Listen Now

Guitarist Bill Frisell joins Josh Jackson to talk about guitar memories from the 1950s. Frisell hosts "The Electric Guitar In America" at New York's Jazz At Lincoln Center June 6 and 7 with Greg Liesz on electric and pedal steel guitars, Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums.

Frisell visited WBGO June 4 to talk about the childhood musical inspirations he celebrates in the concerts and on his upcoming album "GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!"

Click to hear Frisell and his band perform The Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl," one of the tracks on the CD, which is slated for release by Sony/OKeh October 7.


A full version of Frisell's conversation with Jackson will air on WBGO's weekly new music magazine, The Checkout, in October.  Frisell's 2012 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was also featured on The Checkout.

Click on the image below to watch a video trailer for the album by Paul Moore and Paul Hicks, which features the band as they perform "Baja":


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

South Africa's Uhadi Live At WBGO: Listen Now

UHADI, a South African jazz supergroup making their U.S. debut, performs live at WBGO and talks with Rhonda Hamilton.

The group, with Sibongile Khumalo on vocals, McCoy Mrubata on saxophone, Feya Faku on trumpet, Paul Hanmer on piano, Herbie Tsoaeli on bass and Justin Badenhorst on drums. The band performs at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center through April 6. Enjoy!


Drummer Gerry Gibbs With Gary Walker: Listen Now

Drummer Gerry Gibbs talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about his new CD Thrasher Dream Trio with pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Ron Carter, and a big band tribute to his father, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, which he will lead at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 7 at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy!


Jon Cowherd Live Video Webcast: Nov. 11 at 7:15 p.m.

WBGO is proud to present a live video webcast of pianist Jon Cowherd Nov. 11 at 7:15 p.m., from Jazz At Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with Mike Moreno on guitar, Matt Penman on bass. and Rudy Royston, drums.

The concert, hosted by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton, is part of the club's "Monday Nights With WBGO" series, and celebrates the release of Cowherd's new album Mercy, which can downloaded from iTunes and ArtistShare starting Nov. 15, and can be streamed for a limited time at WBGO.ORG/RADAR. Enjoy!