Jazz Leadership Society
Founded in 1979, Newark Public Radio, Inc. is a publicly supported cultural institution that champions jazz at 88.3 FM in Newark, New Jersey and worldwide via wbgo.org. WBGO is one of the most respected jazz presenters in the country, NPR’s primary jazz content provider, and offers award-winning news and innovative children’s programs.
Looking to the future, WBGO remains committed to the presentation of the uniquely American jazz art form for audiences, young and old, investing in new technologies, and seeking opportunities to reach more people in more ways – on air, online, on mobile devices, and through more events and community programs.
The members of the Jazz Leadership Society (JLS) are an elite group of individuals committed to celebrating and championing jazz, and associated music art forms such as the blues and R&B. JLS members receive a host of exclusive benefits and insider access into the world of jazz and beyond, including special events, social gatherings and live music concerts.
The steadfast support of the JLS provides the vital general operating funds needed today to keep WBGO on the air and online, 24/7. Your support as a JLS member enhances WBGO’s ability to continue to present and preserve America’s cultural treasure.
$1,200 - $2,499
- Personal concierge service for distinctive events and concert tickets
- Exclusive ticket offers to events within the world of jazz and beyond at venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NJPAC, Broadway, and other cultural venues and major jazz festivals
- Private tour of WBGO Studios (by appointment)
- Annual JLS “Singers Unlimited” Brunch with live performance
- Recognition of generosity in WBGO publications including the annual report, website and in the lobby of WBGO's headquarters
$2,500 - $4,999
Your membership includes all of the above Jazz Leader benefits in addition to...
- Exclusive invitations to at least two (2) in-studio recordings, performances, and interviews with noted artists
- Two (2) complimentary cover charge tickets to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (reservations based on availability)
- Access to behind-the-scenes events within the arts and cultural worlds including fine art gallery receptions and lectures, artist talks, and other unique cultural programs
- WBGO VIP receptions featuring luminaries such as George Wein, the late Dr. Billy Taylor and Dr. Lonnie Smith
Your membership includes all of the above Jazz Leader and Silver Circle benefits in addition to...
- Priority access to all exclusive WBGO events and concert tickets
- Gold Circle reception with President & CEO Cephas Bowles, plus WBGO Trustees and staff, including on-air host(s)