• Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass Band At Newport: Listen Now

    August 4, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Click to hear Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass Band live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Anderson on trombone, Eric McPherson on drums, Lew Soloff on trumpet and Matt Perrine on sousaphone. Enjoy!

    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR

    Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass Band Live at Newport - August 3, 2013

  • Ali Amr Experiment Live at Newport: Listen Now

    August 4, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Click to hear the Ali Amr Experiment live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Amr on quanun and vocals, Elisa Lomazzo on vocals, Grace Kelly on alto sax, Christian Li on piano, Alex Toth on bass, Anthony Toth on drums, and Sergio Martinez on percussion. A full set list is below. Enjoy!

    Ali Amr performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival
    Photo by Adam Kissick

    The Ali Amr Experiment - Live at the Newport Jazz Festival - August 3, 2013

    Where I'm Meant To Be
    Tell Me Would It Be
    Autumn Leaves

  • Weekend trip to the Newport Jazz Festival

    May 10, 2013. Posted by Brandy Wood.


    WBGO Travel invites you to enjoy the sun, fun and music at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2-5, 2013.

    Arrive at the Newport Hotel & Marina to a Friday night welcome reception, unload your bags in your harbor view room and then get ready to hear Natalie Cole and the Bill Charlap Trio with Freddy Cole at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the original home and opening night celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival. Saturday and Sunday mornings, hop aboard the ferry for a wide variety of musical enjoyment at the legendary outdoor Newport Jazz Festival, plus food & drink voucher for the Louis Jadot Café inside historic Fort Adams State Park. Before departing back to reality on Monday, join us for a bon voyage breakfast and take in the view from the marina. WBGO will provide you with an insider’s list of the best places to visit when the music isn’t playing, but when it is, you will hear…

    Saturday musical line-up highlights include:

    Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
    Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday Celebration
    Robert Glasper Experiment
    Gregory Porter
    Terence Blanchard Quintet
    Bill Charlap Trio with special guests Bob Wilber & Anat Cohen
    Marcus Miller

    Sunday musical line-up highlights include:

    Chick Corea & The Vigil with Christian McBride, Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore & Charles Altura
    Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
    Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band under the direction of Paquito D'Rivera
    Hiromi: The Trio Project with Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith
    Joshua Redman Quartet
    Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band
    Jim Hall Quartet with Scott Colley, Lewis Nash and special guest Julian Lage

    Details of Newport weekend package:

    • 3 night hotel stay at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina. Rooms are all Harbor View.
    • Welcome Reception at the hotel on Friday
    • Concert ticket for Friday night, 8pm at The International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino
    • Festival admission ticket for Saturday & Sunday
    • Meal voucher valued at $20 for food & drink at the Louis Jadot Café located on the festival grounds for Saturday and Sunday (total vouchers equaling $40)
    • Bon Voyage Breakfast at the marina on Monday morning
    • Parking at the hotel for three nights

    Festival Gates open at 10am, Saturday Festival Music Program: 10:45am-7pm, Sunday Festival Music Program: 11am-6:45 pm. Ferry passes to festival site not included. Parking at festival not included.

    Rates & Reservations:

    Price: $2,250 includes above detailed package for two people (based on double occupancy)
    Inquire about single and family rates.
    To make your reservation call 973-624-8880 x269 or email events@wbgo.org