WBGO Blog
  • Join WBGO for Michael Bourne's 16th Year at Jazz on the Mountain

    April 18, 2014. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    For our fifth consecutive year, WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM is pleased to extend a personal invitation for Jazz on the Mountain at the historic Mohonk Mountain House resort, January 16-19, 2015 in the beautiful Catskills.

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    Mohonk Mountain House

    Celebrating 16 years at the Mohonk Mountain House, WBGO announcer Michael Bourne will once again host this stellar program – a four-day jazz extravaganza over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend – with a lineup of jazz greats.

    WBGO Travel & Events is offering a unique package including:

    • a welcome cocktail reception on Friday evening
    • a private dinner with Michael Bourne, musicians and WBGO guests on Saturday
    • a WBGO/Mohonk Mountain House scavenger hunt on Sunday afternoon

    Whether you are planning a family outing, a romantic retreat, a weekend with friends or a self-exploration getaway, the Mountain House has activities for all!

    DATES: January 16-19, 2015

    LOCATION: 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

    Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark located just 90 miles north of New York City.

    RATES*:

    • Three (3) nights Single Occupancy: $1,525
    • Three (3) nights Double Occupancy: $2,225

    Children’s nightly rate:  Under 4 – Stay Free; 4-12 Yrs Old - $110.00; 13 & over - $196.00

    *These rates are inclusive of a 12% service charge. Tax is excluded for WBGO guests only.

    Checks and credit cards are payable to WBGO.

    Please note: WBGO rates include bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets with dinner as a traditional served meal, afternoon tea and cookies and all associated gratuities. Also included is the welcome cocktail reception (Friday evening) and exclusive private dinner with Michael Bourne, musicians and WBGO guests (Saturday evening) and a musical Mohonk scavenger hunt (Sunday afternoon). Guests also receive amenities such as wireless Internet access, ice-skating, skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing and use of the indoor heated swimming pool and comprehensive fitness center.

    RESERVATIONS: To take advantage of the exclusive WBGO rate, you must place your reservation with Mohonk by calling 1-800-772-6646 and you MUST mention WBGO.  Once you make your reservation, contact WBGO to make your deposit, 973-624-8880x269 or email WBGO

    Please call 973-624-8880x269 or email WBGO with any questions.

    We hope you can join WBGO for this very special jazz event and look forward to seeing you on the Mountain!

    Photos from Jazz on the Mountain January 2013

  • Pianist Makoto Ozone's "Road To Chopin:" Listen Now

    April 15, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Makoto Ozone talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his new album, Road To Chopin, his work with vibraphonist Gary Burton and jazz interpretations of classical compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, Bernstein and Gershwin. Ozone performs in New York on Wednesday, April 16 with drummer Clarence Penn at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with and on April 22 with the New York Philharmonic. Enjoy!

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  • WBGO JAM Live 2014: William Paterson Mulgrew Miller Ensemble

    April 14, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The William Paterson University Mulgrew Miller Ensemble performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month and are interviewed by Michael Bourne. Click to hear this concert, and check back to hear more groups featured in our student jazz marathon for International Jazz Day on April 30.

    The ensemble, directed by John Mosca, is Dylan Anderson, tenor sax, Matt Tischio, alto sax, Ryan Tomski, piano, Eric Zolan, guitar, Daseul Kim,bass and Joe Spinelli, drums. David Demsey, coordinator of jazz studies at WPU, also speaks.