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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.

  • Representatives from three generations of the musical McLendon family — Elder Goldwire, Antonio and Samara Joy — commune together in conversation at Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia.
  • How is the Philadelphia jazz community responding to the global pandemic? Pianist Orrin Evans and other musicians are taking on the challenge.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Millions of listeners know James Moody, even if they don't know him by name. He composed "Moody's Mood for Love," one of the most enduring songs in American music, and he did it with on-the-spot improvisation. Even Aretha Franklin sang it.
  • For more than four decades, Reid has cultivated that most precious commodity of instrumental music -- a personal identity and sonic imprint. Listen to the bassist and his trio perform music from Reid's new recording, Out Front, on WBGO's The Checkout.
  • For more than half a century, jazz musicians have collaborated with Indian classical musicians with frequently remarkable results. From Ravi Shankar and Bud Shank to Don Cherry's Codona, here are five works that engage jazz improvisation and Indian ragas.
  • Think all vocal jazz is passe lounge music? Think again. This London-based expat covers John Coltrane and works with L.A. producer Flying Lotus, among others. Listen to Jose James' stirring studio session on WBGO's The Checkout.
  • Baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton has a healthy obsession with the music of Steve Lacy, who remains an enduring figure in jazz. With the recent release of Transit, his second volume of Lacy originals, Sinton selects five key Lacy performances and explains why they're important.