Sundays, 2pm - 3pm
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Hit the road with Grammy-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater as she takes listeners around the country and the world to jazz venues and festivals for great performances recorded live.

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5:22 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

WCBE Presents Alan Evans Trio Live From Studio A Thurs. Feb. 13, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Alan Evans Trio Live From Studio A

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Alan Evans Trio to Studio A!  They'll play a few songs ahead of their show that night at Brothers Drake Meadery!  They're out on the road in support of their latest release Merkaba and you'll get at taste of it on WCBE!  Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets for the show!  It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at

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Exclusive Labor Day Special
2:59 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame Induction Special, Sept. 2nd @ 11am

WCBE celebrates the July 2013 induction of Royal G. "Rusty" Bryant and Rahsaan Roland Kirk into Columbus' Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame.  Listeners can hear highlights and background historical information about the artists and the historic venue in "Artists and Their Community: Rusty Bryant and Rahsaan Roland Kirk."  This special airs Labor Day Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at 11am. Hosted by Wayne Self.

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Special JazzSet Presentation
1:35 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Marian McPartland Edition of JazzSet, Saturday August 24th @3pm


Coming up on a special edition of JazzSet this Saturday August 24th at 3pm, host Dee Dee Bridgewaterfeatures the Marian McPartland Trio playing at The Kennedy Center, from February, 2005. 

During the show, Marian moves through an Ellington medley to pieces by Ornette Coleman, Jerome Kern, Bix Beiderbecke/Jimmy McPartland, Mary Lou Williams. She takes a request for "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and closes with "When the Saints" in a moving, personal arrangement. 

Newport Jazz Festival
10:57 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jon Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He met his band in school at Juilliard — and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. And yes, there's a tuba.

10:09 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Dirty Dozen Brass Band At the Newport Jazz Festival

Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Adam Kissick NPR

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performed live during the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival this past weekend, but you can hear their performance again thanks to NPR music. Listen to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Free Jazz
10:10 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Our Song of Peace: French American Peace Ensemble

The musicians of the French American Peace Ensemble, clockwise from top left: Kidd Jordan, William Parker, Francois Tusques, Louis Sclavis, Hamid Drake.
Shadowbox Live

Come and enjoy an hour of Free Jazz featuring internationally renowned Jazz Greats from Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and France.

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3:05 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

WCBE Presents Booker T. Jones Live From Studio A & At Rhythm On The River June 14th!

Booker T. Jones will perform Live From Studio A


is thrilled to host the legendary Booker T. Jones Live From Studio A and along with Rhythm On The River at Bicentennial Park on Fri. June 14th!  

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10:13 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Hear Kenny Barron And Dave Holland At The Kennedy Center

Kenny Barron
John Sann/Courtesy of the artist via NPR.org

JazzSet celebrates the 70th birthday of NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron with new duets featuring bassist Dave Holland at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater. Plus, hear a solo Barron set from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.

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Broadcast Bits
11:22 am
Thu May 30, 2013

JazzSet Remembers Mulgrew Miller

Jean Francois Laberine via NPR.org

Coming up this Sunday, JazzSet remembers pianist Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013) as Artist-in-Residence at the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival. Picture it: outdoors and downtown on Labor Day weekend, Miller is everywhere, playing and teaching and being interviewed, and he's smiling. From that weekend, he leads his group Wingspan and plays two-piano duets with Kenny Barron on JazzSet.

Tune in for this special edition of JazzSet, as we remember Mulgrew Miller, this Sunday at 2pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus, followed by Jazz Sunday starting  at 3pm.

10:32 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Jason Moran's 'Live: Time On The Quilts Of Gee's Bend' Suite On JazzSet

Jason Moran (left), Alicia Hall Moran (center), The Bandwagon and Bill Frisell (right) perform at the KC Jazz Club.
Scott Suchman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center

Composer and pianist Jason Moran ushers in his era as Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with this performance, captured by JazzSet in honor of Black History Month.

Recorded February 7, 2013.

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First Listen
3:56 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

First Listen: Wayne Shorter, 'Without A Net'

Wayne Shorter's new album, Without a Net, comes out Feb. 5.
Robert Ascroft Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 10:08 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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10:12 am
Mon January 21, 2013

SFJAZZ Center Opening Night: Live In Concert

SFJAZZ Collective
John Abbott / Courtesy of SFJAZZ

Thirty years after presenting its first concerts in San Francisco, the organization SFJAZZ has built a permanent home and performance venue. The SFJAZZ Center, conceived as the first stand-alone building for jazz in the U.S., opens with a star-studded concert on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 11p.m. WWOZ, WBGO and NPR Music will team up for a live radio and online video broadcast of the concert.

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12:18 am
Sat December 1, 2012

The SoulJazz Orchestra Live From Studio A Dec. 6, 2012 @ 2PM!

The Soul Jazz Orchestra Live From Studio A

The multicultural group The Soul Jazz Orchestra will perform their blend of soul, jazz, latin and carribean sounds during the Global Village!  Tune in for the live session and a chance to win tickets for the show that night at Woodland's Tavern

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Music Reviews
12:03 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Miguel Zenon And Laurent Coq Play 'Hopscotch'

Miguel Zenon.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 2:57 pm

The new quartet album by alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón and pianist Laurent Coq is called Rayuela, which means "hopscotch." It's named for Julio Cortázar's novel, the fragmented tale of a wandering bohemian and his social circles in Parisian exile, as well as back home in Buenos Aires.

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1:04 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

CD Review: The Dave Brubeck Quartet "Their Last Time Out" 1967

LP cover art - Neil Fujita
Columbia Records (CK-40585)


Music now has some what alienated listeners due to what has seemed to me like random popularity spikes in genres of music. In my age group, I tend to hear a lot of Indie Rock, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music.

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