WGBO PresentsThe Checkout - Live at Berklee: Christian Scott
Famed New York-area NPR jazz station WGBO Jazz 88.3 FM/wbgo.org and Berklee College of Music are teaming up to present the first ever NPR concert series showcasing Berklee alumni. The Checkout - Live at Berklee, broadcast live from Berklee's Cafe 939, will bring critically acclaimed New York-based performers back to Berklee for performances broadcast live in New York to WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/wbgo.org's 350,000 listeners and streamed worldwide on NPRmusic.org. The shows will also be audio podcast from Checkoutjazz.org and NPRmusic.org.
The Checkout - Live at Berklee will debut with trumpeter Christian Scott '06 on November 17. Concerts and broadcasts will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Edison Prize–winning and Grammy-nominated trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Christian Scott is widely considered to be one of the leading jazz artists of his generation. Raised in New Orleans, Scott toured from his early teens in his uncle Donald Harrison Jr.'s band. After graduation from Berklee in 2006, where he completed two degrees in just two years, Scott signed with Concord Records. His first effort for the label, Rewind That, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Three subsequent releases have each garnered critical acclaim, including 2010's Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, recorded at the legendary Van Gelder Studio.