WBGO Blog
  • Live From The Village Vanguard: Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds

    April 10, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presented drummer Jeff Ballard's "Fairgrounds" project live from the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. You can watch video, and review the live chat from this event, on this page.

    Like WBGO's other live broadcasts, these shows live on in our video archive and at NPRmusic.org.

    Ballard was joined by Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Kevin Hays on piano, Jeff Parker on guitar and Larry Grenadier on bass. The group's performance and broadcast were originally scheduled for last October, but were canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.

    If you like what you hear, WBGO's The Jazz Bee regularly features recordings by Ballard and his bandmates. Enjoy!

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  • Village Vanguard Live: Tom Harrell "True Colors"

    March 27, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presented Tom Harrell's "Colors of a Dream" live from the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, March 27 at 9 p.m. The composer and flugelhornist was joined by Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Esperanza Spalding on bass and vocals, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums.

    Watch video from this event on this page, and review the conversation with hosts from WBGO and NPR Music during the show below.

    Like WBGO's other live broadcasts, these shows live on in our video archive and at NPRmusic.org.

    Like what you hear? WBGO's streaming channel for new music, The Jazz Bee, regularly features recordings by the composer and flugelhornist, as well as his bandmates Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone, Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Esperanza Spalding on bass and vocals, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. Enjoy!

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  • Live From The Village Vanguard: Chris Potter's Sirens

    February 6, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    WBGO presents saxophonist Chris Potter's Sirens project live from the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, February 6 at 9 p.m. Potter will be joined in the concert, of material inspired by Homer's Odyssey, by Ethan Iverson on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass and Eric Harland on drums.

    Watch the concert live or listen to our on-air stream with host Josh Jackson, and join the conversation below with Patrick Jarenwattananon and Tim Wilkins.

    Like WBGO's other live broadcasts every month from the Berklee College of Music and the 92Y Tribeca, these shows live on in our video archive and at NPRmusic.org.

    If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO's sister station, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by Potter and other cutting-edge performers. Enjoy!

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