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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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April 30, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
International Jazz Day kicks off WBGO's monthlong celebration of global jazz, and you can join the celebration by watching video from UNESCO’s April 30 concert in Istanbul, Turkey and listening to earwitness reports from Istanbul by WBGO producer Josh Jackson.
Jazz is increasingly embraced and played around the world. Last year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) partnered with the Thelonious Monk Institute to celebrate the contributions of jazz to world culture, staging concerts in Paris, New Orleans and at the United Nations in New York.
This year's UNESCO concert in Istanbul featured more than 40 musicians, including Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, George Duke, Esperanza Spalding, Pedrito Martinez and dozens of others.
WBGO's celebration of global jazz continues on The Checkout, which airs Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., showcases new music from this year's Jazzahead! festival in Bremen, Germany on May 7 and 14, and from South Africa on the 21st and 28th. We also have special reports on South Africa on The WBGO Journal by producer Simon Rentner, who just returned from the Cape Town Jazz Festival.
And WBGO's brand-new Travel & Events series offers behind-the-scenes tours to the Montreal Jazz Festival in June, and to Perugia and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy in July.
Happy International Jazz Day - and join us every day to celebrate this music we love, in every part of the globe - at WBGO!
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April 24, 2013. Posted by Brandy Wood.
For our fourth 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 17-20, 2014 in the beautiful Catskills.
Celebrating 15 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, including: Matt Wilson, Martin Wind, Scott Robinson, Fred Hersch, Joe Locke, Julian Lage and more.* Also a performance of A Jazzy Valentine, a show conceived and narrated by Michael Bourne, with singers Christopher Gines, LaTanya Hall, and musical director Hilary Kole. Michael Bourne has some special things lined up to mark his 15th year!
*please note: Artists are subject to change.
Mohonk is offering a discounted rate exclusively for friends of WBGO Jazz 88.3FM. This unique package includes:
• a welcome cocktail reception on Friday evening
• a private 15th anniversary dinner with Michael Bourne, musicians and WBGO guests on Saturday
• a 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 17-20, 2014
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: $1,425
• Three (3) nights Double Occupancy: $2,125
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 Jennifer at 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
© 2013 WBGO