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What's on this week at WBGO 88.3FM and WBGO.org
This Week 20210920

Coming up the week of October 25- October 31:

Morning Jazz, weekdays 6 AM - 10 AM w/ Gary Walker

The best of New Day/New Play, 7 AM:

Selections from guitarist Randy Napoleon’s new recording, Rust Belt Roots: Randy Napoleon plays Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and Kenny Burrell.

As guitarist Randy Napoleon remembers, “before the internet, Satellite Radio and Alexa, our world was more distinctly regional”. For the Michigander this meant gigs in Ann Arbor and Detroit,playing and soaking up the influence of Midwest guitar masters like Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and Grant Green. 

After recording and touring the world with Freddy Cole, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Benny Green, Randy returns “home” to share the funky, soulful, highly sophisticated sound of these three guitar legends, fronting quartets with pianists Xavier Davis and Rick Roe, bassists Rodney Whitaker and Paul Keller, and drummers Quincy Davis and Sean Robbins. The result - these Rust Belt Roots never sounded so righteous.

Midday Jazz, weekdays 10 AM - 2 PM w/ Rob Crocker for Brian Delp
Jazz at the Movies, 11 AM:

As Rob Crocker hosts Midday Jazz this week, the Jazz At the Movies feature will be Wynton and Ellis Marsalis playing Vince Guaraldi's music - and Vince himself with a pair of selections from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - which debuted on Oct. 27th, 1966.

Blues Break, weekdays 2 PM-4 PM w/Michael Bourne

Afternoon Jazz, weekdays 4 PM-8 PM w/Keanna Faircloth

Unsung, 5 PM:

This week on Unsung Keanna highlights music of those jazz artists whose names are lesser known.This week it’s Abdullah Ibrahim and Terry Pollard.

Evening Jazz, Monday - Thursday 8 PM- 1 AM w/Nichole Sweeney who hosts a show with music to help you 'Relax and Romance' into the night.

Jazz After Hours, weeknights 1 AM-6 AM w/Greg “The Watchman” Bryant.
In the Club, 1 AM:

  • Monday– Wolfgang Muthspiel (Live@Jazz Standard NYC)
  • Tuesday– Wes Montgomery (Live in Seattle)
  • Wednesday– Trio of Doom (Live in Cuba)
  • Thursday – Kenny Burrell (Live@ Village Vanguard NYC)
  • Friday– Grant Green (Live in St. Louis)  

Let Me Tell You 'Bout It: Tuesdays, 2 AM w/Greg Bryant
Greg interviews and highlights the music of Tyler Mitchell.

Portraits in Blue, Fridays, 8 PM & Saturdays, 7 AM

Jimmy McKracklin, Vol. 4.

Latin Jazz Cruise, Fridays, 9 PM-11 PM - Musician, band leader, arranger and educator Bobby Sanabria hosts.

Jazz Night in America, Fridays, 11 PM & Saturdays, 6 PM

The Checkout, Saturdays, 12 AM - 1 AM - Host Simon Rentner introduces you to “The Other Side of Jazz”, presenting music and interviews with contemporary, cutting edge artists. This week Simon features drummer Nate Smith. One of the incredible things about listening drummer Nate Smith is hearing the in betweenness of his music. He’s been able to elegantly fuse many styles into his playing and composition with his auspicious debut in his recording Kinfolk, which we covered back in 2017. He’s come a long way since and risen to all kinds of new heights and is back with his second installment: Kinfolk 2: See the birds.

One on One - Saturdays, 6 AM - 6:30 AM

Steve Adubato is joined by New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli.

WBGO Journal: Saturdays, 6:30 AM -7 AM

Doug Doyle of the WBGO News Department hosts this in-depth interview and news program.

Saturday Afternoon Jazz: Saturdays, 2 PM-6 PM w/ Monifa Brown

Keep The Faith, Saturdays, 3 PM
Each week we find inspiration and are reminded to 'Keep The Faith' in the beauty and humanity the musicians we love offer through their music. We are united in the music no matter what our own individual faiths are. This week Monifa features the music of Angelique Kidjo Matthew Whitaker, Gary Bartz, and Joe Henderson.

Salon Sessions, Sundays, 12 AM-1 AM

Sheila Anderson talks with special guest musicians & features their music and music that inspires them. This Sunday trombonist Craig Harris joins Sheila on the “Midnight Hang”.

Come Sunday, Sundays, 6 AM-8 AM

Hear gospel, spirituals & inspirational music to start your Sunday with Lezlie Harrison.

Singers Unlimited, Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM

Michael Bourne brings you the best from Jazz vocalists.

Sunday Spotlight, Sundays, 2 PM-4 PM

Rhonda Hamilton shines the spotlight on a legendary artist’s music with a retrospective of their contributions & career. This Sunday, the spotlight shines on Illinois Jacquet.

Sunday Night Music Mix, Sundays, 8 PM-midnight

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!