WBGO Blog
  • Bandleader Ed Palermo On Zappa And More: Listen Now

    April 25, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bandleader Ed Palermo talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his new Cuneiform album, Oh No! Not Jazz!! and his approach to big band arrangements and interpreting the music of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren. Enjoy!

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  • 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 is pleased to extend to you an invitation to Jazz on the Mountain at the historic Mohonk Mountain House, January 16-19, 2015 in the scenic Catskills.

    Celebrating 16 years at Mohonk, WBGO’s Michael Bourne will host this stellar program – a four-day musical extravaganza over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

    Friday, January 16

    9 pm – Dave Stryker - "Eight Track Project"

    Saturday, January 17

    11am – Guy Davis
    3 pm – Martin Wind group
    9 pm – Cat Russell, LaTanya Hall & Carolyn Leonhart

    Sunday, January 18

    11 am – Scott Robinson Group
    3 pm – Steven Bernstein, Henry Butler & the Hot Seven
    9 pm – Chris Brubeck Quartet

    Monday, January 19

    11 am – Parlor Games Jam Session ( Michael Bourne & Musicians)

    Performance schedule subject to change.

    Also included:

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

    Location: Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark located just 90 miles north of New York City at 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

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

    Additional guest 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.

    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! The WBGO package includes: bountiful breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets – or dinner as a traditional served meal, afternoon tea and cookies and all associated gratuities. Guests 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: Please call WBGO Travel & Events at 1-973-624-8880 x269 or events@wbgo.org. A $500 deposit is requested upon booking. Check payable to WBGO/Newark Public Radio, Attn: Travel & Events, 54 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102, or by credit card. Full payment will be due November 21.

    Cancellation policy: A $500 deposit should be received by WBGO shortly after booking. Please note that holiday weekends require 7 day advance notice of cancellation/change in order to receive a deposit refund, less a $125 fee per room.

  • 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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