The Bridge Trio: The Search

November 30, 2015 by Simon Rentner
Filed under New Music


Keyboardist Conun Pappas, bassist Max Moran, and drummer Joe Dyson are The Bridge Trio. The young innovative collective from New Orleans presents music from their debut recording The Search: Departure.  Recorded at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

In The Air with Pianist Aaron Diehl

November 23, 2015 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Featured, Interviews


Pilot Aaron Diehl takes us on a flight around Manhattan while sharing an aviation playlist consisting of the music Philip Glass, James P. Johnson, and D'Angelo. Plus, the pianist and composer shares music from his own recording Space Time Continuum (Mack Avenue) and music featuring rising star singer Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Aaron Diehl performs at Jazz at Licoln Center March 18 and 19, 2016.

Gregorio Uribe’s Cumbia Universal

November 11, 2015 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Berklee, Featured, Interviews, Live


Colombian transplant Gregorio Uribe wears many hats as an accordionist, singer, composer, and big band leader.  Uribe presents the contagious afro-influenced music of his homeland and updates it for modern jazz big band in Cumbia Universal. This concert was captured at his alma mater Berklee College of Music as part of The Checkout Live series hosted by Simon Rentner.  See video of his awesome performance here.

Gregorio Uribe’s Cumbia Universal appears at NYC’s Pangea Jazz Fest Sunday, November 15th.

Audio Engineer: Jeremy Stirone

Victor Prieto: The Checkout Live at Berklee

November 3, 2015 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Live

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WBGO's The Checkout Live hosted by Simon Rentner presents Victor Prieto Trio plus One at Berklee College of Music, November 4th at 8pm.  Watch and listen to the Spanish accordianist perform Six Note Samba alongside Carlo De Rosa (bass), Vince Cherico (drums), and Chris Cheek (reeds) at Cafe 939's Red Room.