Upcoming WBGO Member Events

  • Two dancers in artistic pose

    Lula Washington Dance Theatre


    Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm

    Venue: Victoria Theater- New Jersey Performing Arts Center
    1 Center Street, Newark, NJ | directions
    Price: $32
    Members receive premium seats for this spectacular performance.
    Call 973-624-8880 ext. 232 to reserve your tickets


    The innovative and provocative Lula Washington Dance Theatre of Los Angeles thrills audiences with its powerful, high-energy dancing. A jazz-flavored program is specially planned for NJPAC. 


    Lula Washington Dance Theatre, created in 1980 by Washington and her husband, Erwin, has become one of the most admired African-American contemporary dance ensembles in the West. 


    The company’s repertoire is augmented with dances by choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Katherine Dunham, Donald Byrd, Christopher Huggins and Tamica Washington-Miller.* Scheduled for NJPAC are:


    Dances for McCoy (excerpts; music by McCoy Tyner, choreography by Lula Washington)


    Random Thoughts (excerpts; music by Terence Blanchard, choreography by Lula Washington)


    We Wore the Mask (with live jazz drumming by Marcus L. Miller, choreography by Lula Washington)


    *Program is subject to change.


    This performance is dedicated to the memory of Newark's beloved historian, Dr. Clement Alexander Price of Rutgers University-Newark.


    Call 973-624-8880 ext. 232 to reserve your tickets. Tickets are limited and will go quickly.

  • Eddie Palmieri

    Eddie Palmieri - Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet: A Celebration and Retrospective


    ThursdayMarch 12 at 8:00pm

    Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall | seating chart
    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York, NY | directions
    Ticket Price: $65 - Tickets will go quickly
    Get yours now by calling 973-624-8880 ext. 232


    Join WBGO for this exciting Member Event at the Latin on Lex Festival at the 92nd Street Y. WBGO Members get the best seats in the house for this event and are treated to a meet and greet reception with light refreshments afterwards. 


    Salute the man who is Afro-Caribbean jazz!


    New York’s very own piano king, NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri is celebrating the third decade of his historic octet. With its Latin rhythm section, hard-bopping horns and Palmieri piano thunder, the group changed the course of jazz. Hear its whole history come alive on one electrifying night.


    Join us at 7 pm for a pre-concert talk with Brian Lynch, artistic director of Latin on Lex: A Latin Jazz Festival.


    Eddie Palmieri, piano
    Donald Harrison, alto sax
    Steve Davis, trombone
    Luques Curtis, bass
    Little Johnny Rivero, conga & percussion
    Anthony Carillo, percussion
    Camilo Molina, percussion
    And Brian Lynch, host and trumpet


    Call 973-624-8880 ext. 232 to reserve your tickets. Tickets are limited and will go quickly.