June 27-30 OR July 4-7, 2014 | Montreal, Canada
WBGO Travel invites you to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Montreal Jazz Festival, on one of two trips June 27-30 or July 4-7, 2014. Each trip has unique offerings, and both trips include a tour of Burgundy Jazz (places important to Montreal's jazz history),preferred seating at outdoor concerts and more. For more information or to book your trip click here.
Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Darcy James Argue, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland's Prism and Cecile McClorin Salvant and more and more
August 1-4, 2014 | Newport, Rhode Island
WBGO Travel invites you to enjoy the sun, fun and music at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 1-4. 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, plus you will have exclusive access to the WBGO Travelers Shade Tent. Join us for a bon voyage breakfast on Monday. For more information or to book your trip, click here.
Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Darcy James Argue, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland's Prism and Cecile McClorin Salvant and more
August 1-3, 2014 | 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, August 1, Saturday, August 2 or Sunday, August 3. 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.
November 17-27, 2014 | Salvador da Bahia and Rio de Janeiro
WBGO Travel presents Brazil: A Cultural and Musical Journey to Salvador da Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. Experience the culture of Brazil on this 10-day vacation where you will spend 5 days in a town of revelry, steeped in a vibrant African culture and 4 days in a city where you can soak in the infectious sounds of the Brazilian beat and the warmth of its people. This will be a memorable experience you won’t want to miss. For more information or to book your trip, click here.
The Nilson Matta Quartet: Nilson Matta's When Samba Meets Jazz
April 26, 2014 at 12:30pm | Newark Symphony Hall (Terrace Ballroom)
2009 Grammy Nominee Nilson Matta has been a creative force in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian Jazz in the United States. He is also continually focused on passing on his talents and experiences to the next generation of young bassists. Matta will take children on a music journey revealing how Brazilian music is connected to jazz,more
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra-A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald
Sunday, April 27 at 3pm | Walt Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Join WBGO for a spring afternoon of jazz with the Brooklyn Center as they celebrate its 59th season with a number of great performances including the tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Song", This special tribute concert is performed by the 17-member Simthsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra featuring voacalist Deloris King Williams. WBGO Members will enjoy premium seating, a post-show reception and a special WBGO gift.more
Willie Williams: The Tenor Sax In Jazz & Blues
May 3, 2014 at 12:30pm | Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ
Raised in the tradition of Philadelphia saxophonists, Willie Williams has been performing and recording professionally since he was twelve years old. In his hometown, he had become one of the most talked about youth in many years. Professionally, he has recorded with many musical greats including Art Blakey. This award winning performer will perform examples of tenor greats as well as teach the saxophones' place in jazz history through musical examples like the "Pink Panther Theme", "My Favorite Things", and other popular tunes. The audience will also be invited to participate in a blues sing-along.more