2015 Jazz Appreciation Month

WBGO Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

Live In-Studio Performances Showcase Youth Jazz Ensembles

WBGO brings the brightest young jazz talent to our studios for our Jazz Appreciation Month Student Festival every April, as we have done for more than a decade.

Every week this April, WBGO-FM showcased a different student ensemble with vocalists who performed live in our studios for Jazz Appreciation Month. All of these full sets are available online at the links below.

Students in the WBGO Studio

WBGO is proud to offer our listeners this glimpse into the future: these students of today are well on their way to becoming the jazz legends of tomorrow.

The New School Jazz Ensemble

The Berklee College of Music's "Effortless Mastery" Ensemble

The SUNY Purchase Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane Ensemble

The William Paterson University Jazz Vocal Ensemble

The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Quintet

The Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

WBGO Singers Blogs

Want to know who our favorite singers are? WBGO hosts Sheila Anderson, Monifa Brown, Felix Hernandez, and Lezlie Harrison wrote about some of their favorites on the WBGO blog for Jazz Appreciation Month. Click below to read why we love Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzerald, Etta James, Shirley Horn, and Carmen Lundy. Enjoy!

WBGO's Monifa Brown: My Sarah Vaughan

WBGO's Monifa Brown: "There's Something About Ella"

WBGO's Lezlie Harrison: "You Gotta Move!"

WBGO's Sheila Anderson: Carmen's Time

WBGO's Felix Hernandez: Etta James, At Last