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 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.
WBGO & Gateway 2 Free Lunchtime Concert Series
March 4, 2015 | 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ
New Jersey-based frontman, singer, & harmonica player Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967. But Rob is far from being strictly a blues musician. In fact, he's at home playing a wide range of music, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to pop. This versatility is reflected in the long and remarkably diverse list of major artists Rob has worked with, including B.B.King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Jimmy McGriff, and James Galway. Michael Bourne hosts.
Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet March 12, 2015 | 92Y
New York’s very own piano king, NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri is celebrating the third decade of his historic octet. With its Latin rhythm section, hard-bopping horns and Palmieri piano thunder, the group changed the course of jazz. Hear its whole history come alive on one electrifying night. Join us at 7 pm for a pre-concert talk with Brian Lynch, artistic director of Latin on Lex: A Latin Jazz Festival. WBGO Members haev access to great seats and a post show reception when booked through the Membershp Office.more
New Cuban New York March 13, 2015 | 92Y
In the last decade percussionist and 2015 Grammy Award nominee Pedrito Martinez, saxophonist Yosvany Terry and pianist Manuel Valera have carried the Cuban beat to the Big Apple, creating a bold sound for a new century. Groove to the pulse of this musical movement. Join us at 7 pm for a pre-concert talk with Brian Lynch, artistic director of Latin on Lex: A Latin Jazz Festival.more
Bolero Meets Jazz March 14, 2015 | 92Y
Swoon to these soulful song forms as they’re interwoven by NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods on alto sax, an all-star orchestra and—in a rare appearance—Cuban diva Xiomara Laugart. Fall in love with Cuban and American classics. Join us at 7 pm for a pre-concert talk with Brian Lynch, artistic director of Latin on Lex: A Latin Jazz Festival.more