World-class Jazz, the Cote d'Azur, and the Wines of ProvenceJuly 13-20, 2015 | Antibes, FranceSeeing the fabled Cote d'Azur would be reason enough to join us in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, this July. When it becomes the beautiful stage for the 55th annual Jazz a Juan, the trip is irresistable. Come experience the combination of jazz and centenarian pine groves against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea this summer!
Cassandra Wilson, Dr. John, Chris Botti, Jamie Cullum, Snarky Puppy, Maria Schneider, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Fred Hersch, Billy Childs, Bill Frisell, Arturo Sandoval, Ambrose Akinmusire and More.
July 31 - August 2, 2015 | 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, July 31, Saturday, August 1 or Sunday, August 2. This excursion includes: same-day round trip bus travel directly to the festival gate plus admission to the festival for the full day.* For more information or to book your trip click here. (*these benefits are available ONLY for those who book the WBGO package)
Cassandra Wilson, Dr. John, Chris Botti, Jamie Cullum, Snarky Puppy, Maria Schneider, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Fred Hersch, Billy Childs, Bill Frisell, Arturo Sandoval, Ambrose Akinmusire and more.
July 31 - August 3, 2015 | Newport, Rhode Island
WBGO Travel invites you to enjoy the sun, fun and music at the Newport Jazz Festival, July 31 - August 3. 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. Join us for a bon voyage breakfast on Monday. For more information or to book your trip, click here.
January 15-18, 2016 | New Paltz, NY
For our sixth consecutive year, WBGO is pleased to extend to you an invitation to Jazz on the Mountain at the historic Mohonk Mountain House in the scenic Catskills. Celebrating 17 years at Mohonk, WBGO’s Michael Bourne will host this stellar program – a four-day musical extravaganza over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Enjoy a welcome reception Friday night, a Saturday night dinner with the musicians and Michael Bourne, and a fun scavenger hunt Sunday afternoon.
WBGO & 2 Gateway Free Concert: Steve Wilson Quartet
12-1pm, June 3rd, 2015 | Gateway 2 Center, Newark, NJ
Join WBGO and Gateway 2 for another free lunchtime concert! Steve Wilson has attained ubiquitous status in the studio and on the stage with the greatest names in jazz, as well as critical acclaim as a bandleader in his own right. A musician's musician, Wilson has brought his distinctive sound to more than 100 recordings led by such celebrated and wide-ranging artists as Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, Maria Schneider, Joe Henderson, and Mulgrew Miller among many others. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Music at City College of New York, and on faculty at the Juilliard School. Wilson is touring member of the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Billy Childs Quartet, Christian McBride & Inside Straight as well as McBride's Grammy-winning Big Band, and the Buster Williams Quartet.
7pm, June 3rd | Prospect Park Bandshell
With 10 GRAMMYs, 10 #1 Billboard hits, 22 albums, and a career spanning 40 years and influencing countless other singers, Chaka Khan truly is the “Queen of Funk.” Songs from her time with multiracial trailblazers Rufus and as a solo artist—“Tell Me Something Good,” “Ain’t Nobody,” “I’m Every Woman,” and “I Feel for You” to name just a few—are dancefloor staples everywhere. She is a global icon. She is unstoppable. She is here, free in the park, to open the 37th season of Celebrate Brooklyn, of which WBGO is proudly a media partner.more
2pm, June 6th, 2015 | SummerStage, Central Park
WBGO and SummerStage present Meshell Ndegeocello, Roy Hargrove, and Gabriel Garzon-Montano. Join thousands of music lovers to take in the work of these masters of their respective fields in Central Park!more
2pm, June 7th, 2015 | SummerStage, Central Park
WBGO's partnership with SummerStage continues with multiple Grammy award winner Angelique Kidjo - who Time Magazine named "Africa's premier diva" - Sudanese hip hop star Emmanuel Jal, and NYC's own Rich Medina.more
June 24th to July 29th, 2015 | Madison Square Park
The Oval Lawn Series brings national touring acts across many styles and genres to Manhattan's Madison Square Park. On Wednesday evenings from late June through July, you can enjoy artists like Kat Edmonson, Chris Potter, Kiran Ahluwalia, and more for free in the heart of New York City. All concerts begin at 7pm.more
June 19th to August 6th, 2015 | Newark Museum
Summer in Brick City just got even better with this series of free concerts in the gorgeous garden of the Newark Museum. Starting with an evening affair June 19th with Dee Dee Bridgewater, the series continues on subsequent Thursday afternoons starting at 12:15 and featuring acclaimed artists like Jose James, Eric Reed, Akiko, and more.more