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Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson is the associate general manager for content at WRTI in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining WRTI, he was program director and content manager of WVTF in Virginia and special projects producer at WBGO in Newark, N.J. While at WBGO, Josh hosted Live at the Village Vanguard, a monthly concert series from the legendary New York jazz club. He was also the creator and host of Living With Music, a multimedia riff about jazz, discovery and other big ideas.

He started with a full-time gig and volunteer host position at WWOZ in New Orleans, landed a temporary production assistant job at American Routes and attended public radio boot camp at Murray Street Productions in New York. He has produced award-winning documentaries and more than 250 live concert recordings while at WBGO.

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  • The annual jazz festival features so many bands on so many stages that we asked a few writers (and a photographer) to highlight some of this year's best moments.
  • As season three winds to a close, many regular guests of the show play a few numbers. Read a recap of the soundtrack, featuring Shamarr Allen, Cheeky Blakk, Kermit Ruffins, Jill Sobule, Big Sam, Tom McDermott, Ivan Neville, Trombone Shorty and Bonerama.
  • The spectacle, vice and musical mayhem of Mardi Gras returns to the program. Recap this year's episode, with The Neville Brothers, the Morning 40 Federation, the Storyville Stompers, the Golden Comanche tribe, the Marines marching band and many more. Plus, two more legends make cameos.
  • A mid-winter episode brings out some big-name cameos, headlined by Fats Domino himself. Read a recap of the music, including soul queen Irma Thomas, sludge-metal standard bearer Eyehategod, singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez and clarinet professor Dr. Michael White.
  • Christmas 2007 arrives on set, and some of the musical guests return home. Read a recap of the live performance scenes, featuring Joe Krown, Tom McDermott, Jonathan Batiste, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Red Stick Ramblers and Sharon Martin.
  • A lot can happen in six years. For one young New York-based jazz trumpeter, losses in the family and gains in musical maturity were enough to inspire a new album, End of an Era. He and his band visited WBGO's studios for this in-studio recording.
  • Read a recap of this week's live music scenes, featuring Shannon Powell, Marcia Ball, Fredy Omar and the late "Sugar Boy" Crawford. Plus, visits from Davell Crawford, the Creole Wild West tribe, Kidd Jordan and the beginnings of New Orleans sludge metal.
  • Lehman, an award-winning composer and sax player, is committed to both otherness and tradition. Here, his trio performs three tracks from its new album, Dialect Fluorescent, on WBGO's The Checkout.
  • The Bad Plus isn't the only piano trio to have recorded parts of The Rite of Spring. Hear from the band E.S.T. and its late leader, pianist Esbjorn Svensson, about their hidden take on "Spring Khorovod."