WBGO Blog
  • WBGO Travel: Newport Jazz Festival 2014 Day Trips

    January 8, 2014. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    2014_photobyDougMason
    photo by Doug Mason

    WBGO Travel invites you to hop aboard the bus from either New York City (Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle), Brooklyn (BRIC House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place), New Jersey (NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark) or Boston (Berklee School of Music, 1140 Boylston Street) for a direct ride to the front gate of the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, August 1, Saturday, August 2 or Sunday, August 3. This excursion includes: round trip bus travel from departure location directly to the festival gate, general admission ticket to the festival for the full day plus access to the WBGO Shade Tent on the festival grounds. Bus will have wifi, restroom and reclining bucket seats.

    The full lineup is listed below, and includes exciting artists such as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Gregory Porter, Anat Cohen, Ron Carter, Dr. John, Gary Burton with Julian Lage, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Darcy James Argue, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland’s Prism and Cecile McClorin Salvant.

    Buses have varying departure times, please check below for specific times from your departure location. At the end of each day, buses leave from the front gate of the Newport Jazz Festival. Return times leaving festival are as follows: Friday 6PM, Saturday & Sunday 7PM.

    Details of RT New York City (Jazz at Lincoln Center) to Newport trip:

    • Friday – board the bus at 6AM at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10 Columbus Circle NY, NY) located at The Time Warner Building at the front circle. Bus will depart promptly at 6:30AM.
    • Saturday or Sunday – board the bus at 5AM at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10 Columbus Circle NY, NY) located at The Time Warner Building at the front circle. Bus will depart promptly at 5:30AM.
    • This location only will have an extra drop in Harlem on the way back to Jazz at Lincoln Center.

    Details of RT Brooklyn (BRIC House) to Newport trip:

    • Saturday or Sunday – board the bus at 5AM at BRIC House located at 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place. Bus will depart promptly at 5:30AM.

    Details of RT New Jersey (NJPAC) to Newport trip:

    • Saturday or Sunday – board the bus at 5AM at NJPAC located at 1 Center Street, Newark. Bus will depart promptly at 5:30AM.
    • Parking will be available at Military Park Garage.

    Details of RT Boston (Berklee) to Newport trip:

    • Friday – board the bus at 8:30AM at Berklee School of Music located at 1140 Boylston Street. Bus will depart promptly at 9AM.
    • Saturday or Sunday – board the bus at 7:30AM at Berklee School of Music located at 1140 Boylston Street. Bus will depart promptly at 8AM.

    Line up for the festival*:

    Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

    Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

    Jon Batiste & Stay Human
    John Zorn’s Masada Marathon: Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Kenny Wollesen & many others
    Miguel Zenón Big Band
    Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
    Snarky Puppy
    Cécile McLorin Salvant
    Rudresh Mahanthappa – Charlie Parker Project, A World Premier
    Amir ElSaffar Quintet with Ole Mathisen, John Escreet, Francois Moutin & Dan Weiss
    Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Steve Bernstein, Jon Irabagon, Dave Taylor,Brandon Seabrook, Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliott & Kevin Shea
    Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors
    University of Rhode Island Newport Jazz Big Band

    Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

    Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
    Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland
    Gregory Porter
    Robert Glasper Experiment
    SF Jazz Collective: Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, David Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire
    Cécile McLorin Salvant
    Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band with Jon Cowherd, Chris Thomas, Melvin Butler & Myron Walden
    Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo with Alvaro Benavides & Jhaire Sala
    Dick Hyman, Howard Alden & Jay Leonhart
    Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet
    Newport Now 60 Band: Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn
    Umbria Jazz presents Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda
    Symposium on Jazz
    And More …

    Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

    Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

    Bobby McFerrin spirityouall
    David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf
    Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
    Gary Burton New Quartet with Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Marcus Gilmore
    Vijay Iyer Sextet with Graham Haynes, Mark Shim, Steve Lehman,Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore
    Danilo Perez Panama 500 with Ben Street, Adam Cruz & Roman Diaz
    Django Festival All-Stars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier & Brian Torff
    Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone & Donald Vega
    Lee Konitz Quartet with special guest Grace Kelly
    Ravi Coltrane
    The Cookers: Gary Bartz, Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee & Billy Hart
    Mingus Big Band
    The Brubeck Brothers
    George Wein & Newport All-Stars with Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Lew Tabackin, Jay Leonhart & Lewis Nash
    And More …

    *Schedule Subject to Change Visit newportjazzfest.org for most up to date listing.

    Rates & Reservations:

    Same Day Round Trip from NYC, NJ & Brooklyn
    WBGO Member price per person: Friday - $185, Saturday/Sunday - $225
    Non-Member price per person: Friday - $205, Saturday/Sunday - $245
    Student price per person: Friday - $145, Saturday/Sunday - $165
    (must show valid student ID at festival gate)


    NYC Packages
    Enter Code/Select Member Rate




    Brooklyn Packages
    Enter Code/Select Member Rate




    NJ Packages
    Enter Code/Select Member Rate



    Round Trip from Boston
    WBGO Member price per person: Friday - $145, Saturday/Sunday - $185
    Non-Member price per person: Friday - $165, Saturday/Sunday - $205
    Student price per person: Friday - $120, Saturday/Sunday - $140
    (must show valid student ID at festival gate)


    Boston Packages
    Enter Code/Select Member Rate




    Bus cancellation policy:
    Until May 15 – guest will receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee.
    Until June 20 – guest will receive a 50% refund.
    Until July 14 – guest can transfer their package to another guest, no refund after this date.

    For questions or reservations call 973-624-8880 x269 or email events@wbgo.org. Please indicate departure city.

    Folding Chairs

    Get your WBGO Folding Chair
    If you do not have a chair that meets the regulations of the Festival, we will have some onsite for purchase. If you advise us by reply email or phone that you are interested we will have it for you when you arrive for $30. Should you purchase it onsite it will be $40.
    Dimensions are : 29”H x 19” W x 19” L. Seat to floor is approx. 18” H. Weight limit – approx. 250 lbs. It folds and fits into a carrying case with a strap, they are lightweight and easy to move about. Available in red or blue. There is limited availability!

    Colors
    Date / Location



  • WBGO part of Endless Arts Month in Newark

    October 1, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    Did you know that WBGO is Newark Public Radio? It's not just the station's corporate name, it is part of everything we do. We are proud to be the community radio station for New Jersey's largest city.

    This month, WBGO and other Newark arts organizations are teaming up to showcase the amazing cultural richness that exists in Newark. This effort, spearheaded by the Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau is called Endless Arts October.

    WBGO activities during Endless Arts October include our partnership with the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival, The WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series, Too Heavy for Words, a gallery exhibit at the station featuring works by four New Jersey photographers, which will be part of Newark Art's Open Doors celebration, and of course, our ongoing, award-winning jazz and news programming.

    Take a look at the Endless Arts October guide below and start planning your visit to WBGO's hometown!

  • JazzSet Presents Randy Weston's African Rhythms

    October 14, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    Listen to JazzSet Sunday, October 16, at 6 p.m. for NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston and African Rhythms, in  concert from last winter at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. And if you miss Sunday's broadcast, there's a rebroadcast on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

    As always, you can visit our show page and hear this week's show any time on demand.

    Click here to hear a 30-second preview from host Dee Dee Bridgewater:

    Weston, who turned 85 in April, is having a banner year. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He received honors from the King of Morocco at FIAF (photo above) in New York, and more honors this past weekend from The Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter's Church at All Night Soul . Weston made appearances in support of his memoir, African Rhythms, published by Duke University Press in late 2010.

    And tonight at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, Weston will be honored yet again, sign copies of his book, and perform. It's part of a special Jazz Vespers Service with Carla Cook and Houston Person from 4 to 10 p.m.

    Stay tuned to JazzSet -- for future broadcast, we are recording Roy Haynes and his Fountain of Youth Band this weekend at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.