July 19th-26th 2016 I San Sebastian, Spain
WBGO Travel invites you to a musical journey around the world at Basque Country and the San Sebastian Jazzaldia Festival
The diversity of cultures that have left a mark on Spain are vast, and WBGO welcomes you to join us for a 6 night stay in the breathtakingly beautiful San Sebastian to experience this countries jewels and landmarks for this once in a lifetime excursion . Highlights of the trip include: a hotel stay on the famous La Concha Beach, privately guided tours, cooking classes, wine tastings and more!
Already Announced: Cyrus Chestnut, Buster Williams, Lenny White, Marc Ribot, Terje Rypdall, Snarky Puppy, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Jerry Bergonzi, Ibrahim Maalouf, Steve Coleman, Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson and Diana Krall!
July 29-31, 2016 | Newport, RI
WBGO Travel invites you to enjoy the sun, fun and music at the Newport Jazz Festival. Arrive at Newport's only resort-style hotel, the Hyatt Regency Newport, on Thursday night, where you can relax and get ready for the Friday start of the Newport Jazz Festival.
Friday, July 29, Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31 | Newport, RI
WBGO Travel invites you to hop aboard the bus from the tri-state area or Boston for a direct ride to the front gate of the 62nd Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, July 29, Saturday, July 30 or Sunday, July 31. This excursion includes: round trip bus travel from departure location directly to the festival gate and general admission ticket to the festival for the full day.
September 15-19, 2016 | Montrey, California
WBGO wants to invite you to join its next adventure to attend the 49th Monterey Jazz Festival. Take in the music, plus explore Monterey's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row as well as scenic Carmel-by-the-Sea, a delightful fusion of art galleries, boutiques and whimsically styled homes. September to be sure, is one of the best times for a whale-watching expedition during which we'll enjoy sightings of humpback whales, blue whales, dolphins and killer whales!
Friday, June 17, 7PM | Hornblower Infinity Yacht | New York, NY
Come join WBGO's own Felix Hernandez as he sets sail in New York Harbor on the luxury Hornblower Infinity Yacht for a Rhythm Revue Dance Party Cruise. WBGO Guests will dance to Felix's funky mixes and have access to a private reception area, the WBGO Lounge, where floor to ceiling windows provide sparkingling views of the city. Dinner buffet and a drink in the WBGO Lounge included. This private lounge is reserved for WBGO guests only.more
WBGO's Free Lunchtime Jazz at Gateway 2 featuring Joe LockeWednesday June 1, 2016 12PM I 2 Gateway CenterJoe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr, Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, The Beastie Boys, the Münster Symphony Orchestra and the Lincoln, Nebraska Symphony. Hear this composer, band leader and major voice of his instrument, the vibes, with WBGO.
McCoy Tyner Quartet / Ron Carter featuring guest Wallace Roney / Roy Haynes
Saturday, June 4, 6PM | SummerStage in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield
McCoy Tyner’s blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists. Presented as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.more
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 18, 5PM | SummerStage in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield
2015 breakout jazz artist Kamasi Washington was featured last year on WBGO's The Checkout. If you have not heard this saxophonist live, it's a happening. His band “The Next Step” is a modern spin on a big band, which includes two drummers, two upright bass players, keyboard players, three horns players, a pianist, and a vocalist. In addition, Kamasi is part of a west coast musical collective called the “West Coast Get Down.”more
Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9 / The Hot Sardines / Bria Skonberg and the New York Hot Jazz Festival All-Stars
Saturday, June 25, 2PM | SummerStage in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield
Together, trumpeter/maestro Steven Bernstein and the fiery unit he calls the Hot 9 use a traditional New Orleans palate as their launching point, exploring everything from early 20th century blues to thoughtful and exhilarating improvisations on the Crescent City canon. This SummerStage concert is presented in association with the New York Hot Jazz Festival.more