• WBGO in Antibes: The Monaco Blues

    July 21, 2015. Posted by Lezlie Harrison.

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    Another day with the blues, the good kind - blue water and blue skies  - here in Juan Les Pins with WBGO! Ah, la Côte d’Azur…


    Breakfast on the terrace, overlooking the Mediterranean and the foothills of the Alps, makes for a great start to the day.


    We head to the Rock of Monaco for a walking tour of the beautiful grounds of the Princes’ Palace.

    The palace is currently inhabited by Prince Albert II, the son of Prince Rainier III and the late Grace Kelly.


    Princess Grace, who died tragically in 1982, is memorialized in the palace gardens with this statue.


    Jean-Paul, our well-informed Monaco guide, shares wonderful stories about the royal family and Grace's close friendship with singer and American expat Josephine Baker.


    One of the best parts of our tours is always lunch! Today we dined at Castleroc Restaurant. It was, I must say, incroyable!

    When in France - “drink wine, Spo-dee-o-dee!” My new wine of choice is Rosé!

    Thank you Anna Maria Sorrentino of Shop Wine and Dine for making everything so delicious.


    After lunch, we head back down the hill, stopping at St. Nicholas Church before getting back on the WBGO bus and heading to Eze.


    After a drive along the seaside, we’re back in Juan Les Pins for the evening concerts of the Jazz a Juan Festival.

    It’s the festival’s 55th anniversary this summer, and tonight’s highlights were Rhiannon Gidden and Brooklyn’s own - Snarky Puppy!


    It’s an early morning tomorrow as we head to St. Tropez!

    La vie, c'est difficile sûr la Côte D’Azur…

  • Jason Miles & Ingrid Jensen: Listen Now

    July 20, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Keyboardist Jason Miles and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen talk with Monifa Brown about "Kind Of New," their concert and album tribute to Miles Davis. Enjoy!


  • Vocalist Vanessa Rubin: Listen Now

    July 20, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Vocalist Vanessa Rubin talks with Eulis Cathey about her career and performance at Newark's Gateway 2 as part of WBGO's monthly lunchtime concert series. Enjoy!