Welcome to WBGO Travel! Here, you’ll find out how you can join WBGO for its first-class travel packages to beautiful locations for great concerts, jazz festivals, incredible performances and deluxe tours. Our travel packages offer access to select opportunities and experiences designed exclusively for our guests.
WBGO Travel packages are available to the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Newport Jazz Festival and Jazz on the Mountain at Mohonk Mountain House listed below.
Music knows no boundaries, neither does WBGO. Come and travel with us!
For more information see the listings below or contact WBGO Travel:
Phone: 973-624-8880 x 269 or Email: events@WBGO.org
WBGO Travel Packages
Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Darcy James Argue, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland's Prism and Cecile McLorin 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 McLorin 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. (*these benefits are available ONLY for those who book the WBGO package)
The Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo hosted by Maria Hinojosa
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6pm & 9pm boarding – Sails 6:30-8:30pm and 9:30-11:30pm | Spirit Cruise Lines, Pier 61 – Chelsea Piers, NYC
Every Tuesday evening on WBGO, listeners enjoy Awilda Rivera’s Latin Jazz Cruise. WBGO wanted to bring this show to life with an actual Latin Jazz Cruise featuring one of today’s most exciting performers, Pedrito Martinez. Another familiar voice, heard hosting Latino USA Saturdays at 6am on WBGO, Maria Hinojosa will be the emcee for this dance party on the Hudson River.
Guests will be certain to move to the beat, as The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff summed it up aptly for the New York Times calling it, “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk.” BUY TICKETS 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.
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.