Bill Daughtry

Host, Friday Afternoon Jazz

After three decades as a sportscaster in New York, Bill Daughtry added jazz to his resume when he joined WBGO as a announcer/show host in August of 2008.  He became the host of BGO’s Saturday “Late Night Jazz” program in December 2010.  In June of 2013 he added the Friday “Afternoon Jazz with The Blues Hour” to his duties.

Daughtry, a member of Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, New Jersey, is an avid golfer and bowler, and lives in Union, NJ, with his wife Carol and their cat “Rondo”.

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Before she honored the life and music of her “friend and sister” Geri Allen with a Winter Jazzfest concert at the New School, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington gave us a live preview last Friday on WBGO’s Afternoon Jazz.

Carrington — leading a group with vocalist Lizz Wright, pianist Helen Sung and bassist Kenny Davis — filled our performance space with the spirit and music of Allen, who passed away last June, two weeks after her 60th birthday.