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11/24/2022

Happy Jazzgiving to everyone!

Drop your favorite funny song titles:(Jazz and Blues)
11/23/2022

Drop your favorite funny song titles:

(Jazz and Blues)

11/23/2022
Legendary sports memorabilia expert Brandon Steiner continues making fandom fun

Brooklyn native Brandon Steiner has changed the sports memorabilia and collectibles market through the years. Steiner joins WBGO Studios award-winning podcast Sportsjam with Doug Doyle to talk about his career and his new company CollectibleXchange. Don't miss his stories about working with the biggest names in the sports world!!

David Ornette Cherry has passed. We send our condolences to his family.
11/22/2022

David Ornette Cherry has passed. We send our condolences to his family.

11/21/2022

Pat Prescott is planning her holiday show and wants to know:

What is your favorite holiday song!

We may include your requests in her playlist.

Photos from New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s post
11/21/2022

Photos from New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s post

Photos from New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s post
11/21/2022

Photos from New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s post

Get ready for FIFA World Cup play with legendary soccer striker Juan Pablo Angel.  Ángel, who is now co-hosting a new po...
11/19/2022
Former Colombian and Red Bulls soccer legend Juan Pablo Ángel gets us ready for World Cup action

Get ready for FIFA World Cup play with legendary soccer striker Juan Pablo Angel. Ángel, who is now co-hosting a new podcast on LXNews/Telemundo, joins Sportsjam with Doug Doyle. Ángel is also remembered for thrilling goals with the New York Red Bulls during his Major League Soccer (MLS) days.

Former Colombian and Red Bulls striker Juan Pablo Ángel joins SportsJam with Doug Doyle to talk about his new podcast on LXNews/Telemundo as we get ready for the FIFA World Cup

Jeff Beal knows how to set the mood. The trumpeter is the composer of many of our favorite films and television shows, i...
11/18/2022

Jeff Beal knows how to set the mood. The trumpeter is the composer of many of our favorite films and television shows, including House of Cards, Ugly Betty , Monk and The Newsroom. His latest project, Raymond & Ray, the film starring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor, is a sonic masterpiece that complements a breathing narrative. The Apple TV film (written and directed by Rodrigo García and produced by Alfonso Cuarón) portrays Hawke as a #jazz trumpet player and recovering addict attending the funeral of his estranged father. Beal's score winds in and out throughout the film creating a seamless experience for audiences. I sat down with Beal to discuss this project, his creative process, spirituality, and of course his love for jazz.
WBGO | By Jamara Wakefield

Watch our conversation on WBGO dot org
link in Instagram story

11/18/2022
Newark Today

On the November 17 edition of Newark Today, host Michael Hill will chat in studio with Newark City Councilman Patrick Council and Marcus Randolph, President of Invest Newark. They'll be discussing a new city ordinance to reduce the impact abandoned properties are having on Newark. The guests will share their immediate and long-term plans to address the issue.

During the second half, Khabirah Myers, Coordinator of The Newark Office of Tenant Legal Services and Allison Ladd, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development, join the program to promote a series of public workshops in Newark to help tenants facing eviction issues.

11/17/2022
Meet Two River Theater's new Artistic Director Justin Waldman

Two River Theater's new Artistic Director Justin Waldman joins WBGO News Director Douglas Doyle to talk about what he plans to bring to the Red Bank theater and community. As a theatrical producer and director who has brought more than 250 productions to life during his 20-year career, Waldman spent the past 11 years at Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

How are you doing?(Jazz answers only(
11/17/2022

How are you doing?
(Jazz answers only(

We are back online after a short outage. Let the jazz play on! Listen to 88.3FM or on any smart device.
11/17/2022

We are back online after a short outage.
Let the jazz play on! Listen to 88.3FM or on any smart device.

11/16/2022
Legendary Soccer striker Juan Pablo Ángel talks about the FIFA World Cup and his bilingual podcast

If you're excited about the FIFA World Cup, then this edition of WBGO's award-winning podcast Sportsjam with Doug Doyle is for you!! Legendary striker Juan Pablo Angel joins the show to talk about the World Cup, co-hosting a bilingual podcast on LX News/ Telemundo and his amazing international and Major League Soccer (MLS) career with the New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy and Chivas USA. Ángel, who participated in three World Cup qualifiers with the Colombian National team, also talks about his son, who is now a professional soccer player.

On the second day of @Michael Mwenso ’s residency, Mwenso invites GRAMMY Award-winning 88-year-old blues legend, the gen...
11/15/2022

On the second day of @Michael Mwenso ’s residency, Mwenso invites GRAMMY Award-winning 88-year-old blues legend, the genius of truth, and the King of artful entertainment, Bobby Rush to speak (and perform) on his 75-year career in music. Tix available now! https://www.thegreenespace.org/

WBGO wins 4 First Place and 4 Second Place Awards at NJSPJ Awards Luncheon Saturday, November 15 in Princeton! Congratul...
11/15/2022

WBGO wins 4 First Place and 4 Second Place Awards at NJSPJ Awards Luncheon Saturday, November 15 in Princeton! Congratulations to Doug Doyle and the entire team!

All photos credited to: tbishphoto dot com

Sat, 11/19/22 @ 2:00PM Bethany Baptist Church-Newark  hosts a free screening of the jazz documentary Oscar Peterson: Bla...
11/15/2022

Sat, 11/19/22 @ 2:00PM Bethany Baptist Church-Newark hosts a free screening of the jazz documentary Oscar Peterson: Black + White. The film explores the life and music of Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, told through rare archival footage and interviews with jazz greats including Jon Batiste, Herbie Hancock, and Branford Marsalis. Jazz aficionados won’t want to miss this story of a young piano prodigy turned legendary icon, directed by Barry Avrich (Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art, The Talented Mr. Rosenberg). Join us at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 W Market Street, Newark, New Jersey.

https://www.njpac.org/event/oscar-peterson-black-white/

11/14/2022

Michael Mwenso: Artist-in-Residence at The Greene Space Nov. 14-16

The genres of jazz and blues are filled with nutrients that continuously feed your soul. Join singer and bandleader Michael Mwenso as he leads audiences on a spiritual journey through Black music as a part of his series as Artist-in-Residence at The Greene Space in SoHo, New York City next Monday, November 14th through Wednesday, November 16th at 7 PM.

https://www.wbgo.org/music/2022-11-14/michael-mwenso-artist-in-residence-at-the-greene-space-nov-14-16

11/14/2022
Michael Mwenso: Artist-in-Residence at The Greene Space Nov. 14-16

The genres of jazz and blues are filled with nutrients that continuously feed your soul. Join singer and bandleader Michael Mwenso as he leads audiences on a spiritual journey through Black music as a part of his series as Artist-in-Residence at The Greene Space in SoHo, New York City next Monday, November 14th through Wednesday, November 16th at 7 PM.

Join The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR in SoHo NYC as the electrifying bandleader and singer, Michael Mwenso  discusses Blac...
11/14/2022

Join The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR in SoHo NYC as the electrifying bandleader and singer, Michael Mwenso discusses Black culture, Jazz, and Blues music with Grammy award-winning artists, leads soul-satisfying listening sessions, and brings his global troupe of Juilliard-trained artists back to NYC for one special night of performance! November 14-November 16 at 7pm nightly. $10 student tickets available!

Visit WBGO.org for more information:

https://www.wbgo.org/music/2022-11-14/michael-mwenso-artist-in-residence-at-the-greene-space-nov-14-16

Photos from New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s post
11/13/2022

Photos from New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s post

WBGO Studios presents, a podcast that goes deep into the creative process of one of the world’s most talented and genre-...
11/12/2022

WBGO Studios presents, a podcast that goes deep into the creative process of one of the world’s most talented and genre-defying super-bands, @snarkypuppy

#snarkypuppy #behindthescenes🎬 #makingoftheband #jazz #WBGO #newpodcast #subscribe

11/11/2022

Jazz musicians who are also Veterans:

"Favorite Things" w/  @prescott947  weekdays Noon - 2 PM11/7 – Blue Monday, Vol 511/8 – Weather11/9 – Scorpio11/10 – Pos...
11/11/2022

"Favorite Things" w/ @prescott947 weekdays Noon - 2 PM
11/7 – Blue Monday, Vol 5
11/8 – Weather
11/9 – Scorpio
11/10 – Positive Vibes
11/11 – Wordplay
https://www.wbgo.org/show/fav

Jazz lyrics that live rent free in your head:
11/10/2022

Jazz lyrics that live rent free in your head:

The Woodshed Network  a mentoring program for women in jazz, extends the deadline for submissions  Dee Dee Bridgewater @...
11/10/2022

The Woodshed Network a mentoring program for women in jazz, extends the deadline for submissions Dee Dee Bridgewater @Tulani Bridgewater-Kowalski

Seeking a solution to this void in the jazz community, Bridgewater conferred with her daughter Tulani Bridgewater-Kowalski, who is also her manager, and in 2019 the two created The Woodshed Network, an organization that not only hosts an intensive 10-day program to mentor young jazz women, but also offers support and guidance throughout the year, and in some cases, for years.

https://www.wbgo.org/music/2022-11-10/the-woodshed-network-a-mentoring-program-for-women-in-jazz-extends-deadline-for-submissions

Who taught you about jazz and who was their favorite musician?
11/10/2022

Who taught you about jazz and who was their favorite musician?

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Happy Jazzgiving to everyone!
Drop your favorite funny song titles: (Jazz and Blues)
Happy Thanksgiving from WBGO - https://mailchi.mp/wbgo/nov-23-2022
Brooklyn native Brandon Steiner has changed the sports memorabilia and collectibles market through the years. Steiner joins WBGO Studios award-winning podcast Sportsjam with Doug Doyle to talk about his career and his new company CollectibleXchange. Don't miss his stories about working with the biggest names in the sports world!!
David Ornette Cherry has passed. We send our condolences to his family.
Pat Prescott is planning her holiday show and wants to know: What is your favorite holiday song! We may include your requests in her playlist.
Get ready for FIFA World Cup play with legendary soccer striker Juan Pablo Angel. Ángel, who is now co-hosting a new podcast on LXNews/Telemundo, joins Sportsjam with Doug Doyle. Ángel is also remembered for thrilling goals with the New York Red Bulls during his Major League Soccer (MLS) days.
Jeff Beal knows how to set the mood. The trumpeter is the composer of many of our favorite films and television shows, including House of Cards, Ugly Betty , Monk and The Newsroom. His latest project, Raymond & Ray, the film starring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor, is a sonic masterpiece that complements a breathing narrative. The Apple TV film (written and directed by Rodrigo García and produced by Alfonso Cuarón) portrays Hawke as a #jazz trumpet player and recovering addict attending the funeral of his estranged father. Beal's score winds in and out throughout the film creating a seamless experience for audiences. I sat down with Beal to discuss this project, his creative process, spirituality, and of course his love for jazz. WBGO | By Jamara Wakefield Watch our conversation on WBGO dot org link in Instagram story
On the November 17 edition of Newark Today, host Michael Hill will chat in studio with Newark City Councilman Patrick Council and Marcus Randolph, President of Invest Newark. They'll be discussing a new city ordinance to reduce the impact abandoned properties are having on Newark. The guests will share their immediate and long-term plans to address the issue. During the second half, Khabirah Myers, Coordinator of The Newark Office of Tenant Legal Services and Allison Ladd, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development, join the program to promote a series of public workshops in Newark to help tenants facing eviction issues.
Two River Theater's new Artistic Director Justin Waldman joins WBGO News Director Douglas Doyle to talk about what he plans to bring to the Red Bank theater and community. As a theatrical producer and director who has brought more than 250 productions to life during his 20-year career, Waldman spent the past 11 years at Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
How are you doing? (Jazz answers only(
We are back online after a short outage. Let the jazz play on! Listen to 88.3FM or on any smart device.
If you're excited about the FIFA World Cup, then this edition of WBGO's award-winning podcast Sportsjam with Doug Doyle is for you!! Legendary striker Juan Pablo Angel joins the show to talk about the World Cup, co-hosting a bilingual podcast on LX News/ Telemundo and his amazing international and Major League Soccer (MLS) career with the New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy and Chivas USA. Ángel, who participated in three World Cup qualifiers with the Colombian National team, also talks about his son, who is now a professional soccer player.
This week on The Third Story with Leo Sidran, Ibrahim Maalouf talks about his childhood in France, developing his sound and concept, making elevated popular music, embracing the historical moment, refusing to be limited by labels or genres, and what it means when Quincy Jones orders sushi. https://www.wbgo.org/podcast/the-third-story/2022-11-15/ibrahim-maalouf-if-you-want-to-see-the-future-just-watch-the-culture-today
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