Greg Bryant

John Rogers

When WBGO Membership Director Roslyn Turner asked me to write a letter to our listeners, I told her immediately that I'd be glad to do it. Funny thing is, I've been intensely pondering for the past few days the words I would offer. What message would I send to you at a time like this?


No two paths are alike through the Winter Jazzfest, which has been a fond ritual of musical overload for more than 15 years.

As usual, the WBGO team hit the ground running during this edition of the fest: broadcasting live performances from the Bowers & Wilkins Sound Lounge; participating in panel discussions like “Jazz & Gender”; conducting artist interviews, or making connections; and just generally covering a whole lot of ground, both musical and literal.

Sara Bill

Greg Bryant is a longtime pillar of the jazz scene in Nashville, as a bassist, a bandleader and a broadcaster. That last role, which goes back to his early teenage years, has now brought him to WBGO, as the new host of Jazz After Hours.