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Friday April 22, 2011 is the birthday of Charles Mingus.

Nationwide celebrations will be held. Two are highlighted below.

APRIL 22, 2011 at 8pm Eastern

WBGO 88.3FM NY will broadcast nationally the Mingus Orchestra concert, conducted by Gunther Schuller and recorded at St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue, February 19, 2011 in connection with theCharles Mingus High School Competition & Festival. The program will be hosted by Michael Bourne. If you aren’t in NY, you can listen in on the web at that time at

NEA logoThis project has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of
American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.

Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew’s Church last year

APRIL 22, 2011 12am-12am Eastern

The traditional 24-hour Mingus Birthday Broadcast on WKCR, spearheaded by Phil Schaap.