August 18, 2014. Posted by Brandy Wood.
As summer 2014 winds down, we wanted to take a look back at some of the great many WBGO listeners we had the chance to meet this season at our partner events.
Thanks to our partners, we made it out to more than 50 concerts this summer, during the Blue Note Jazz Festival, SummerStage (all around NYC), Celebrate Brooklyn, Montclair Jazz Festival, Jazz in the Garden and Sounds of the City (both in our hometown of Newark), Newport Jazz Festival, WBGO's concerts at Gateway 2 and more.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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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.
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.
• 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 place your reservation call Mohonk at 1-844-602-5011 and mention WBGO. Once you make your reservation, contact WBGO to pay 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
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March 6, 2014. Posted by Brandy Wood.
In April, WBGO will celebrate its 35th anniversary with many opportunities to participate, listen, learn and enjoy jazz. On April 10, the day after WBGO's birthday, we invite an intimate group to join us at Town Hall in Times Square for a wonderful concert and post-show meet-and-greet with the artist, Chick Corea.
When the legendary artist Chick Corea recorded Piano Improvisations on the ECM label in 1971, he was the first jazz pianist of his era to release such a recording. This groundbreaking album literally opened the floodgates to a new genre of solo piano that continues strong today.
In 2014, Chick will be releasing a new solo CD and embarking upon a world tour with a presentation that is as fresh and innovative as ever. With a perfect balance of in-the-moment improvisation, Corea Classics, jazz standards, classical renderings and the inimitable “Children’s Songs,” it is a must-see concert if there ever was one.
The title of the CD, Portraits, derives from something Chick occasionally includes in his solo shows — when the spirit moves him. The artist asks for volunteers from the typically packed house, sits them down one at a time next to the piano and proceeds to paint a musical “portrait” unique to each individual. It’s uncanny how the personality of the person is captured in Chick’s improvisations.
It’s pure Chick Corea spirit of play. Come see for yourself, and celebrate 35 years of the greatest jazz radio station on earth!
Limited WBGO meet-and-greet, premium seating available. Book your tickets today.
Book your Tickets:
WBGO Member price per person: $125
Non-Member price per person: $150
All tickets will be picked up at the theater.
For more information, or to pay by check or credit card via the phone you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-624-8880 x283.
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