Anna Yatskevitch


There are plenty of reasons to root for Ben Allison. He's a commanding bandleader, a virtuoso bassist, a proprietor of his own record label, and now an electric bassist and audio recording engineer. But the most impressive dimension to the artist is the artist himself — his songwriting especially.


Our partners at Jazz at Lincoln Center continue a beloved New York tradition with soulful renditions of holiday classics by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. 

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Four leading music critics representing a range of perspectives and publications will converge in this annual critics’ roundtable, hosted and moderated by Nate Chinen, the director of editorial content at WBGO. Along with Nate, the panel will include Giovanni Russonello, who writes about jazz for The New York Times; Michelle Mercer, an author and contributor to NPR; and Eugene Holley, Jr., who contributes to Downbeat, Publisher’s Weekly, and WNYC. They’ll discuss the issues, albums, artists, and standout moments that shaped jazz in 2017.

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Mildred Antenor
David Tallacksen for WBGO

WBGO commentator, author and Seton Hall professor Mildred Antenor has some major concerns about students as the fall semester comes to a close.

Time Magazine

News headlines have recently been mired with a seemingly never-ending list of high profile members of entertainment media and politics being accused of sexual misconduct, assault, and even rape. WBGO's Alexandra Hill reports the decades old problem has once again been thrust into the spotlight leaving many employees and employers wondering what they can do to protect themselves in the workplace.  

The New Jersey Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing Monday on legislation that would require the state Attorney General’s Office to operate a statewide gun buyback program.

Ten occasional buyback events were held over the past five years in various parts of the state allowing citizens to turn in firearms for cash payments.

Senator Linda Greenstein says her bill would requiring nine gun buyback events every year.

Know somebody who's sick? It could be the flu that's starting to show up in New Jersey.

Dr. Bradley Pulver is the director of emergency services at Ocean Medical Center in Brick Township.

“We’re starting to see some cases over the last couple of weeks, but there is concern that it is going to be a worse than usual flu season. It’s very widespread in many of the southern states and the expectation is it’s going to hit here very hard over the next few weeks.”

And that could be troublesome.

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