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.
12:30pm, October 3rd-31stmore
Discover America's original musical art form at the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series - a free concert series bringing jazz culture and performance to your neighborhood. WBGO presents these concerts during the Spring and Fall on Saturday afternoons. These interactive, hour-long concerts give kids opportunities to learn about the distinct qualities of jazz, and why it's a reflection of our community, our nation, and our world! Q&A sessions with the artists, small gifts, and a chance to win a door prize are just some of the reasons to come out and join us!
6-8pm, October 15 | WBGO
Newark artist Mansa K. Mussa has been traveling to Cuba for the past twenty-seven years. This photographic documentary show shares his iconic images from those many years exploring the island nation’s people, places, dance, and culture through photographs, collages, shadow boxes and "iPadology."more
1-5pm, October 18 | Jewish Museum of New Jersey
An opening reception for the exhibition - Jazz, Jews, and African Americans: Cultural Intersections in Newark and Beyond - with jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein & Trio performing sets at 2:00 and 3:30. Free.
This unique exhibit explores the connections and interactions between Jews and African Americans in the performance, production and promotion of Jazz music. Utilizing visual materials (photographs, documents, and text), it tells the story of how Jews influences and were influenced by this African American art form as it has moved from the margins of society to occupy a central place in the American musical and cultural landscape.