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.
Michael Bourne and guests
January 16-19, 2015 | New Paltz, New York
For our fifth consecutive year, WBGO is pleased to extend a personal invitation for Jazz on the Mountain at the historic Mohonk Mountain House resort, January 16-19, 2015 in the beautiful Catskills. WBGO announcer Michael Bourne will once again host this stellar program with a line up of jazz greats. For more information or to book your trip click here.
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.
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
Thursday, August 28, 5pm | NJPAC Theater Square, Newark, NJ
This is the final Sounds of the City concert for the 2014 season. Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, featuring guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour and conductor Greg Tate, performs sets in tribute to James Brown and Steely Dan in an exciting mix of musical tradition and cutting-edge technology. The accomplished crew has playing credits with Toshi Reagon, DJ Logic, Phish and others. Enjoy the last party of the summer with exciting music in the great outdoors.