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.
Directed by Robert O'Hara, Music Direction by Kenny Seymour
Concert Adaptation by Evans Haile
March 15, 2014, Private Reception at 2pm, Performance at 3pm | Two River Theater Company, Red Bank, NJ
WBGO invites you to a special matinee performance of Meredith Willson's Broadway musical, The Music Man. Tickets include a private pre-show reception with refreshments and a peek "behind-the-scenes", hosted in the theater's new library. The reimagined concert version is based on historical accounts of black communities after the Civil War and features a six-piece onstage band. Directed by NAACP and Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara with music direction by Kenny Seymour, the exciting rendition is a must see. This production is a collaboration between New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Two River Theater Company. Tickets are limited. Click here for details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-624-8880 ext. 283.more
The Antoinette Montague Quartet
March 23, 2014 at 1:00pm | NICO Kitchen + Bar
NJPAC’s jazz brunch series, Dorthaan’s Place, welcomes Antoinette Montague, a Newark-born jazz vocalist acclaimed for her performances at NYC's top jazz venues. Whether she’s belting out a blues number or whispering a gentle love song, Montague has become known for her evocative interpretive powers and technical prowess. This intimate jazz brunch at NICO Kitchen + Bar is curated and hosted by WBGO Special Events Coordinator and Newark's "First Lady of Jazz", Dorthaan Kirk. Members' package includes service fee savings, discount parking and a drink voucher.
The Aruan Ortiz Quartet
March 31, 2014 at 7:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Cuban pianist and composer Aruan Ortiz is a classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba. Ortiz portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material for his compositions. Come and celebrate the release of his latest CD. Joining him is Rez Abbasi (guitar), Sean Conly (bass), and Nasheet Waits (drums). Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST.