The Checkout-Live at Berklee

  Christian Scott '04 performs November 17
  Kiel Scott

WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM and Berklee College of Music are partnering to bring The Checkout, an acclaimed multimedia show featuring what's new on the New York jazz scene, to Berklee for live broadcasts of five concerts from Café 939. All five of The Checkout-Live at Berklee shows will bring critically acclaimed, New York-based performers back to their Berklee roots for performances that will be streamed worldwide on the NPR Music website, broadcast live in New York on WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, and audio podcast on and on the NPR Music site.

"Since we debuted The Checkout in 2009, we've produced shows featuring dozens of Berklee alumni; in a city full of great musicians, you simply can't help it," said Josh Jackson, the host and producer of The Checkout. "These shows wil give us a chance to see and hear New York-based musicians with Berklee roots before a 'homecoming' audience in this great little venue, Café 939. We're expecting to catch some lightning in this bottle."

The show will debut with Berklee trumpeter Christian Scott '04 on November 17, followed by tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake '92 on December 7. Concerts and broadcasts tip off at 8:00 P.M. Eastern time. For those who want to attend the live shows at Café 939, tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 with a Berklee ID. The dates and performers for three winter and spring concert broadcasts will be announced later this fall.

Rob Hayes is Berklee's Assistant Vice President for External Affairs