Singers Gretchen Parlato, Katie Thiroux, & Camila Meza Live

February 11, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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It's three female singers, in three cities - Gretchen Parlato in NYC, Camila Meza in Newark, and Katie Thiroux in Boston - this week. What do they have in common? It's all live, and it's all for you.

Singer Camila Meza Live At WBGO

February 11, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Chilean-born singer Camila Meza performs live at WBGO with her quartet of Shai Maestro on piano, Matt Penman on bass and drummer Eric Doob.

Meza is currently sponsoring a Pledge Music campaign to record her first full-length album.

Gretchen Parlato Live at Le Poisson Rouge

February 11, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Singer Gretchen Parlato presents selections from her 2014 New York Winter Jazz Fest live performance at (le) Poisson Rouge.

Photo credit: David Bartolomi, courtesy of the artist

Bassist-singer Katie Thiroux Live at Berklee

February 11, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, Live, New Music


Bassist-singer Katie Thiroux performs music from her debut CD live at Café 939 of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Thiroux received a Presidential Scholarship at Berklee in 2007.

Thiroux's performance was part of WBGO's monthly series of live video webcasts which feature distinguished Berklee alumni. Watch the full video of her performance here.

Jean-Michel Pilc, David Virelles, Jamie Cullum

February 5, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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It's an all-piano inspirations special, with new music from Jean-Michel Pilc and David Virelles, and Jamie Cullum's "Interludes" live at WBGO.

David Virelles: "Mboko"

February 5, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Pianist David Virelles talks with Simon Rentner about his ECM album Mboko,  inspired by the music of religious rituals in his native Cuba.

Photo credit: John Rogers for WBGO/NPR

Jean-Michel Pilc: "What Is This Thing"

February 4, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc talks with Simon Rentner about his album What Is This Thing and his inspirations for the disc, which include Cole Porter.

Jamie Cullum: "Interlude" Live at WBGO

February 4, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Pianist Jamie Cullum plays excerpts from his Blue Note album "Interlude" live at WBGO, and talks about the songs of Sufjan Stevens.

Cullum performs at New York's Beacon Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. with guest vocalist Lisa Fischer.

The Checkout Live: Katie Thiroux

February 3, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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WBGO presents singer-bassist Katie Thiroux live from the Berklee College of Music's Café 939 in Boston, as her quartet with Graham Dechter, Matt Witek, and Roger Neumann celebrates the release of her debut CD.

Thiroux received a Presidential Scholarship at Berklee in 2006, and recently completed the album "Introducing Katie Thiroux" under the guidance of her mentor, John Clayton, and coproducer Jeff Hamilton.

"Her musicality, swinging drive, and attention to detail are values seldom heard in players of her age group," says DownBeat's Kirk Silsbee.

Every month WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/wbgo.org and the Berklee College of Music present The Checkout – Live at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New York–based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts in at the college's Red Room @ Cafe 939.