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.
World-class Jazz, the Cote d'Azur, and the Wines of ProvenceJuly 13-20, 2015 | Antibes, FranceSeeing the fabled Cote d'Azur would be reason enough to join us in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, this July. When it becomes the beautiful stage for the 55th annual Jazz a Juan, the trip is irresistable. Come experience the combination of jazz and centenarian pine groves against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea this summer!
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, admission to the festival for the full day plus access to the WBGO Shade Tent on the festival grounds.* 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.
WBGO & Gateway 2 Free Lunchtime Concert Series
February 4, 2015 | 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ
Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as: “… the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro Cuban music as well as Jazz…” Ignacio has recorded and played with musicians of the stature of: McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Milt Jackson, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Tito Puente, Lalo Schifrin, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, David Sanchez, Danilo Perez, Chico Bouarque, Ivan Lins, Joao Bosco, Lenny Andrade, Carniege Hall Big Band, Lincoln Center Orchestra, WDR Big Band to name a few. Some of this artist have set new musical trends in Jazz, being associated with them make Ignacio part of Jazz history.