Michael Bourne and guests
January 16-19, 2015 | New Paltz, New York
For our fifth consecutive year, WBGO 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. WBGO announcer Michael Bourne will once again host this stellar program with a line up of jazz greats. For more information or to book your trip click here.
Gabriel Alegría & The Afro-Peruvian Sextet
February 4 - 10, 2015 | Lima, Perú
(Extension option available to include Cusco & Machu Picchu)
Join WBGO and Gabriel Alegría & The Afro-Peruvian Sextet for this once-in-a-lifetime tour of Perú including music, dance, spectacular scenery, archeology and the best cuisine in the New World. This tour happens in conjunction with The Afro-Peruvian Sextet's concert tour, amidst the joy and laughter of Afro-Peruvian and criollo culture. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to learn and experience Perúvian culture as curated by true professionals, locals, artists and "people in the know" regarding the scene in Lima. This is your chance to explore Perú as never before.
March 20-30, 2015 | Johannesburg, Pilanesburg, Cape Town
Known as one of the grand slams of jazz festivals, travel with WBGO to the Cape Town Jazz Festival in South Africa! Immerse yourself in the culture, heritage, people, food and music as you travel through the 'Rainbow Nation'. Visit the famous Soweto Township in Johannesburg- a thriving metropolis of color and cacophony; come face to face with the Big 5 of Pilanesburg Game Reserve and savor the freedom expressed by millions by visiting the infamous Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and visit the Cape of Good Hope where two oceans meet. Mingle with jazz greats amid the towering landscape of Table Mountain in Cape Town. This adventure comes complete with luxury accomodations in beautiful settings catering to your every need.
Arlo Guthrie, Golem, Jazzmeida Horn Quartet, The Lucky Chops Brass Band, and many more
December 1, 5:30PM-9PM | Lincoln Square, New York, NY
New York's largest holiday festival is filled with world-class musical entertainment, delicious food, dozens of stores and local institutions, jugglers, stilt walkers, and more! The Upper West Side comes alive with holiday cheer to turn the winter cold into a cause to celebrate. The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.more
Akinmusire, Glasper, Hodge, Loueke, Scott, Strickland
December 12, 7:30pm | Le Poisson Rouge
WBGO is proud to present the only New York/East Coast appearance of Our Point of View - a supergroup celebrating Blue Note's 75th anniversary by looking ahead and assembling the leading young artists on the Blue Note roster who steadfastly continue to move Jazz forward. Featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and saxophonist Marcus Strickland, the band’s repertoire draws from each of these artists’ own remarkable catalogs as well new spins on Blue Note classics.more