What's on WBGO This Week
Coming up the week of May 23 - May 29, 2022:
"Daybreak," weekdays 6 AM - Noon w/Gary Walker
New Day/New Play – 6AM: Gary debuts music from Ben Sidran’s
Album Swing State.
Ben Sidran has been described as "a Renaissance man cast adrift in a modern world". Lucky for us, as during an over 60-year career, this pianist, composer, social commentator, award winning jazz program producer and author has provided a modern-day primer on jazz, looking ahead but always grounded with a look and a listen over the shoulder.
With Swing State, Ben, along with bassist Billy Peterson and son, Leo Sidran on drums, puts new attire on classics that inspired him early on to make a life in music, and brings us with him in this all-instrumental display.
"My Favorite Things", with Pat Prescott weekdays 12 PM - 2 PM
Mon – Blue Monday, Vol. 2
Tues – Singers Live
Wed – Chicago Jazz
Thurs – Three of a Kind, Vol. 2
Fri – Funky Friday, Vol. 2
"Drive Time," weekdays 2 PM-8 PM w/ Brian Delp.
The Art of the Story w/Doug Doyle – Listen at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm weekdays during Drive Time.
"Lights Out," Monday - Friday 8 PM- 1 AM w/Nicole Sweeney who hosts a show with music to help you ‘Relax and Romance’ through the night.
"Jazz Overnight," Weeknights, 1 AM- 6 AM
RHYTHM AND SONG WEEKEND!
"Weekend Jazz Overnight," w/ Sheila Anderson, Saturday, 1 AM- 5 AM
One on One, Saturday, 5 AM - 5:30 AM:
Host Steve Adubato speaks with Steven Edwards, Wayne Winborne and Angelica Berrie.
"WBGO Journal," WBGO Journal,
Saturday, 5 AM - 5:30 AM
Join host Doug Doyle for another edition of the nationally recognized WBGO Journal.
"Portraits In Blue," Saturday, 6 AM - 7 AM:
The late WBGO host, Producer, Writer, Bob Porter hosts this longtime legendary program spotlighting the artists of American Black Music. This week it's Al Sears, Vol. 3.
"Blues Break," hosted by Michael Bourne, Saturday 7 AM - 8 AM
All Things Soul w/ Jeh Johnson, Saturday 8 AM – 10 AM: Join Jeh for great conversation with his guest, retired army Colonel, Chris Kolenda, as they chat about the significance of Memorial Day and play the best in Classic Soul and R&B.
"Rhythm Revue," Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM w/ Felix Hernandez
Felix Hernandez is well into his fourth decade on WBGO, featuring classic soul music and other sounds from the golden age of R&B and dance music.
"Latin Jazz Cruise," Saturday, 4 PM - 6 PM - Musician, bandleader, arranger, and educator Bobby Sanabria takes you on a ride through two hours of some of the best Latin Jazz.
"Saturday Evening Jazz," Saturday, 6 PM- 10 PM w/ Monifa Brown
Highlighting the best in classic and contemporary jazz, Monifa shines a spotlight on the artists we love while sharing stories and quotes that reveal what inspires their music.
"Lights Out Weekend," Saturday, 10 PM- 2 AM w/Rob Crocker
"Weekend Jazz Overnight," Sunday 2 AM- 6 AM w/Sheila Anderson
"Salon Sessions," Sunday, 6 AM- 7 AM
Sheila Anderson speaks candidly and casually with notable guest musicians & features their music and the music of the musicians that inspires them. Shelia will be chatting with Christian McBride, in honor of his birthday, which is on May 31st.
"Jazz Night in America," Sundays 7 AM -8 AM and 5 PM - 6 PM, Hosted by Christian McBride
Cory Wong and the Minneapolis Sound": "There are the guitar nerds, there are the jazz nerds, there are the funk nerds. And I am one of those... all of those" says Minnesota native Cory Wong. On this Jazz Night, we'll hear about the musical DNA from everybody's favorite rhythm guitarist — from meeting Prince early in his career to how optimism plays a role in his genre-spanning musical output. And get ready for summer's festival season with a bright and sunny set of jams from Cory and his backing band the Wongnotes live from the Newport Jazz Festival in 2021.
"Come Sunday," Sundays, 8 AM- 12 PM w/ Lezlie Harrison
Hear gospel, spirituals & inspirational music to start your Sunday with host Lezlie Harrison.
"Rhythm Revue Sunday," Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM w/ Felix Hernandez
More of the music you love from Felix Hernandez - now twice each weekend with retro soul!
Ask Governor Murphy, Sunday 6 PM - 7 PM
"Sunday Night Music Mix," Sundays, 7 PM- 10 PM w/Sheila Anderson
Sheila Anderson mixes things up playing all forms of jazz from smooth jazz to soul to R&B to funk to Latin jazz and classic jazz & vocalists!
"Lights Out Weekend," Sundays, 10 PM- 2 AM w/Rob Crocker.