Cassandra Wilson, Dr. John, Chris Botti, Jamie Cullum, Snarky Puppy, Maria Schneider, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Fred Hersch, Billy Childs, Bill Frisell, Arturo Sandoval, Ambrose Akinmusire and More.
July 31 - August 2, 2015 | Newport, Rhode Island
WBGO Travel invites you to hop aboard the bus from either New York City, Brooklyn, Boston or New Jersey for a direct ride to the front gate of the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, July 31, Saturday, August 1 or Sunday, August 2. This excursion includes: same-day round trip bus travel directly to the festival gate plus admission to the festival for the full day.* For more information or to book your trip click here. (*these benefits are available ONLY for those who book the WBGO package)
Cassandra Wilson, Dr. John, Chris Botti, Jamie Cullum, Snarky Puppy, Maria Schneider, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Fred Hersch, Billy Childs, Bill Frisell, Arturo Sandoval, Ambrose Akinmusire and more.
July 31 - August 3, 2015 | Newport, Rhode Island
WBGO Travel invites you to enjoy the sun, fun and music at the Newport Jazz Festival, July 31 - August 3. Arrive at the recently upgraded Newport Hotel & Marina to a Friday night welcome reception, then get ready to hear great jazz at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Saturday and Sunday mornings, hop aboard the ferry for the legendary outdoor Newport Jazz Festival. Join us for a bon voyage breakfast on Monday. For more information or to book your trip, click here.
January 15-18, 2016 | New Paltz, NY
For our sixth consecutive year, WBGO is pleased to extend to you an invitation to Jazz on the Mountain at the historic Mohonk Mountain House in the scenic Catskills. Celebrating 17 years at Mohonk, WBGO’s Michael Bourne will host this stellar program – a four-day musical extravaganza over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Enjoy a welcome reception Friday night, a Saturday night dinner with the musicians and Michael Bourne, and a fun scavenger hunt Sunday afternoon.
12:15pm, July 2nd to August 6th, 2015 | Newark Museum
Summer in Brick City just got even better with this series of concerts in the gorgeous garden of the Newark Museum. The series features acclaimed artists like Jose James, Eric Reed, Akiko, and more.more
7pm, June 24th to July 29th, 2015 | Madison Square Park
The Oval Lawn Series brings national touring acts across many styles and genres to Manhattan's Madison Square Park. On Wednesday evenings from late June through July, you can enjoy artists like Kat Edmonson, Chris Potter, Kiran Ahluwalia, and more for free in the heart of New York City.more
5pm, July 9th, 2015 | NJPAC
Now in its 29th year on the New York City airwaves, the live classic soul, disco and funk show is heard Saturdays on Newark’s WBGO Jazz88.3. Rhythm Revue has been recognized as the “Best Radio Show” in New York by New York magazine and The Village Voice. Hernandez’s mix of classic soul, disco and funk consistently draws sold-out crowds. In 1991, he hosted his first Rhythm Revue Dance Party in New York City. He presents free events sponsored by the City Parks Foundation at various parks in Manhattan, as well as cruises on the Hudson River during the summer months.more
2pm, July 12th, 2015 | SummerStage, Central Park
After the passing of Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora in 2011, thousands flocked to pay their respects to the great artist at a series of memorable concerts, including some of the greatest singers in world music joined the musicians who had regularly accompanied Cesaria, lending their voices to this ultimate tribute to the woman known as The Barefoot Diva. Once the musical events were over, Cesaria’s musicians were more determined than ever to keep alive her repertoire, which had enchanted audiences all over the world. So Khaly (piano), Totinho (saxophone), Miroca (percussion), Zé Paris (bass) and a few others formed the Cesaria Evora Orchestra, playing a first concert at the 2014 Gamboa Festival in Praia as a tribute to the iconic singer and her tremendous achievementsMayra Andrade is lovely – adorable, generous and radiant. Her firmly-rooted, distinctive, poetic, topical voice was immediately described a few years ago as “the other Cape Verde” – the sound of a Cesaria Evora freed of the twists of fate and patina of tradition. Claudino de Jesus Borges Pereira was born in Portugal 30 years ago, where lived his parents of Cape Verdean origins. Dino joined the group Jaguar in 2004 and released (under the name of Dino SoulMotion) his first solo album untitled Me and my Beloved in 2008 on which features Tito Paris among others. Along with Virgul (DaWeasel), he founded Nu Soul Family the following year. Together they won the MTV award for Best Portuguese Act with the track This Is For My People. With the encouragement of his father, Dino began to discover his roots on the island Santiago. The artist wanted to try to fuse Africa beats with Fado, he changed his stage name to Dino d’Santiago and returned to Cape Verde with feelings, experience and maturitymore
5pm, July 16th, 2015 | NJPAC
This revolutionary R&B machine scored more than 40 top singles and three platinum albums during the ‘70s, and today is recognized for contributing to the rise of funk-inspired rap. Following the lead and commercial success of James Brown and Sly Stone, Clinton took funk to new heights, blending elements of jazz, rock, pop, classical and even gospel. Clinton is known to a wider audience today, thanks to appearances in films including House Party and Good Burger and HBO’s Cosmic Slop. He is the composer of theme songs for The Tracey Ullman Show and The PJs.more
6:30pm, July 18th, 2015 | Prospect Park Bandshell
When Rhiannon Giddens first graced the Bandshell stage in 2008 fronting the razor-sharp string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, there was a feeling in the air that this was just the beginning. As per the New York Times: “She can summon the power of a field holler, Celtic quavers, girlish innocence, bluesy sensuality, gospel exaltation or the pain of slavery. . . For all her technical control, her voice is a perpetually soulful marvel.” The evening begins with GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Joe Henry, who has a long history of working with Rhiannon and even produced Genuine Negro Jig. He has the air of an ancient storyteller, “coupling gloom with streaming daylight and gilding his saddest observations with joy and awe.”more