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WBGO Travel: Newport Jazz Festival 2014 Day Trips

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photo by Doug Mason

WBGO Travel invites you to hop aboard the bus from either New York City (Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle), Brooklyn (BRIC House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place), New Jersey (NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark) or Boston (Berklee School of Music, 1140 Boylston Street) for a direct ride to the front gate of the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, August 1, Saturday, August 2 or Sunday, August 3. This excursion includes: round trip bus travel from departure location directly to the festival gate, general admission ticket to the festival for the full day plus access to the WBGO Shade Tent on the festival grounds. Bus will have wifi, restroom and reclining bucket seats.

The full lineup is listed below, and includes exciting artists such as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Gregory Porter, Anat Cohen, Ron Carter, Dr. John, Gary Burton with Julian Lage, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Darcy James Argue, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland’s Prism and Cecile McClorin Salvant.

Buses have varying departure times, please check below for specific times from your departure location. At the end of each day, buses leave from the front gate of the Newport Jazz Festival. Return times leaving festival are as follows: Friday 6PM, Saturday & Sunday 7PM.

Details of RT New York City (Jazz at Lincoln Center) to Newport trip:

• Friday – board the bus at 6AM at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10 Columbus Circle NY, NY) located at The Time Warner Building at the front circle. Bus will depart promptly at 6:30AM.
• Saturday or Sunday – board the bus at 5AM at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10 Columbus Circle NY, NY) located at The Time Warner Building at the front circle. Bus will depart promptly at 5:30AM.
• This location only will have an extra drop in Harlem on the way back to Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Details of RT Brooklyn (BRIC House) to Newport trip:

• Saturday or Sunday – board the bus at 5AM at BRIC House located at 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place. Bus will depart promptly at 5:30AM.

Details of RT New Jersey (NJPAC) to Newport trip:

• Saturday or Sunday – board the bus at 5AM at NJPAC located at 1 Center Street, Newark. Bus will depart promptly at 5:30AM.
• Parking will be available at Military Park Garage.

Details of RT Boston (Berklee) to Newport trip:

• Friday – board the bus at 8:30AM at Berklee School of Music located at 1140 Boylston Street. Bus will depart promptly at 9AM.
• Saturday or Sunday – board the bus at 7:30AM at Berklee School of Music located at 1140 Boylston Street. Bus will depart promptly at 8AM.

Line up for the festival*:

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Jon Batiste & Stay Human
John Zorn’s Masada Marathon: Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Kenny Wollesen & many others
Miguel Zenón Big Band
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Snarky Puppy
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Rudresh Mahanthappa – Charlie Parker Project, A World Premier
Amir ElSaffar Quintet with Ole Mathisen, John Escreet, Francois Moutin & Dan Weiss
Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Steve Bernstein, Jon Irabagon, Dave Taylor,Brandon Seabrook, Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliott & Kevin Shea
Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors
University of Rhode Island Newport Jazz Big Band

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland
Gregory Porter
Robert Glasper Experiment
SF Jazz Collective: Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, David Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band with Jon Cowherd, Chris Thomas, Melvin Butler & Myron Walden
Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo with Alvaro Benavides & Jhaire Sala
Dick Hyman, Howard Alden & Jay Leonhart
Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet
Newport Now 60 Band: Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn
Umbria Jazz presents Stefano Bollani & Hamilton de Holanda
Symposium on Jazz
And More …

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Bobby McFerrin spirityouall
David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Gary Burton New Quartet with Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Marcus Gilmore
Vijay Iyer Sextet with Graham Haynes, Mark Shim, Steve Lehman,Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore
Danilo Perez Panama 500 with Ben Street, Adam Cruz & Roman Diaz
Django Festival All-Stars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier & Brian Torff
Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone & Donald Vega
Lee Konitz Quartet with special guest Grace Kelly
Ravi Coltrane
The Cookers: Gary Bartz, Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee & Billy Hart
Mingus Big Band
The Brubeck Brothers
George Wein & Newport All-Stars with Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Lew Tabackin, Jay Leonhart & Lewis Nash
And More …

*Schedule Subject to Change Visit newportjazzfest.org for most up to date listing.

Rates & Reservations:

Same Day Round Trip from NYC, NJ & Brooklyn
WBGO Member price per person: Friday - $185, Saturday/Sunday - $225
Non-Member price per person: Friday - $205, Saturday/Sunday - $245
Student price per person: Friday - $145, Saturday/Sunday - $165
(must show valid student ID at festival gate)


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Round Trip from Boston
WBGO Member price per person: Friday - $145, Saturday/Sunday - $185
Non-Member price per person: Friday - $165, Saturday/Sunday - $205
Student price per person: Friday - $120, Saturday/Sunday - $140
(must show valid student ID at festival gate)


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Bus cancellation policy:
Until May 15 – guest will receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee.
Until June 20 – guest will receive a 50% refund.
Until July 14 – guest can transfer their package to another guest, no refund after this date.

For questions or reservations call 973-624-8880 x269 or email events@wbgo.org. Please indicate departure city.

Folding Chairs

Get your WBGO Folding Chair
If you do not have a chair that meets the regulations of the Festival, we will have some onsite for purchase. If you advise us by reply email or phone that you are interested we will have it for you when you arrive for $30. Should you purchase it onsite it will be $40.
Dimensions are : 29”H x 19” W x 19” L. Seat to floor is approx. 18” H. Weight limit – approx. 250 lbs. It folds and fits into a carrying case with a strap, they are lightweight and easy to move about. Available in red or blue. There is limited availability!

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Grammy Nominations Announced - Have Your Say

Grammy Logo

It's official - the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards have been announced. Proof that jazz musicians are versatile? Charlie Haden gets nominated for Best Country Instrumental! Strangest sight? How about drummer Jack DeJohnette in the New Age category!

Nominations are the exclusive domain of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences members, but that doesn't prohibit you from speaking (or writing) your mind. So have your say. Who should have been nominated but wasn't? Who would you pick to win? Be sure to include category and name of artist. Click "Read more" to see the list. Then make your comments.
<!--more-->Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Randy In Brasil
Randy Brecker

Floating Point
John McLaughlin

Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration Of Cannonball Adderley
Various Artists

Miles From India
Various Artists

Lifecycle
Yellowjackets Featuring Mike Stern

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Imagina: Songs Of Brasil
Karrin Allyson

Breakfast On The Morning Tram
Stacey Kent

If Less Is More...Nothing Is Everything
Kate McGarry

Loverly
Cassandra Wilson

Distances
Norma Winstone

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
"Be-Bop"
Terence Blanchard, soloist
Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars

"Seven Steps To Heaven"
Till Brönner, soloist
The Standard
Take 6

"Waltz For Debby"
Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists
The New Crystal Silence

"Son Of Thirteen"
Pat Metheny, soloist
Day Trip

"Be-Bop"
James Moody, soloist
Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
The New Crystal Silence
Chick Corea & Gary Burton

History, Mystery
Bill Frisell

Brad Mehldau Trio: Live
Brad Mehldau Trio

Day Trip
Pat Metheny With Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez

Standards
Alan Pasqua, Dave Carpenter & Peter Erskine Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Appearing Nightly
Carla Bley And Her Remarkable Big Band

Act Your Age
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Symphonica
Joe Lovano With WDR Big Band & Rundfunk Orchestra

Blauklang
Vince Mendoza

Monday Night Live At The Village Vanguard
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album
Afro Bop Alliance
Caribbean Jazz Project

The Latin Side Of Wayne Shorter
Conrad Herwig & The Latin Side Band

Song For Chico
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Nouveau Latino
Nestor Torres

Marooned/Aislado
Papo Vázquez The Mighty Pirates

Best Instrumental Composition
"The Adventures Of Mutt"
John Williams, composer
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

"Alegria"
Chick Corea, composer
The New Crystal Silence

"Claire's Closet"
Russell Ferrante, composer
Lifecycle

"Danzón De Etiqueta"
Dave Grusin, composer
Amparo

"Hit The Ground Running"
Gordon Goodwin, composer
Act Your Age

Best Instrumental Arrangement
"Define Dancing"
Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, arrangers
Wall-E Soundtrack

"Down In The Valley"
Frank Macchia, arranger
Landscapes

"Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love"
Michael Abene, arranger
Symphonica

"St. Louis Blues"
Bob Brookmeyer, arranger
Monday Night Live At The Village Vanguard

"Yesterdays"
Gordon Goodwin, arranger
Act Your Age

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
"Alfie'
Vince Mendoza, arranger
The Look Of Love - Burt Bacharach Songbook

"Grace"
Cedric Dent, arranger
The Standard

"Here's That Rainy Day"
Nan Schwartz, arranger
Still Unforgettable

"Johnny One Note"
Don Sebesky, arranger
With A Song In My Heart

"Lazy Afternoon"
Claus Ogerman, arranger
Across The Crystal Sea

Best Album Notes
Art Of Field Recording Volume I: Fifty Years Of Traditional American Music Documented By Art Rosenbaum
Art Rosenbaum, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Debate '08: Taft And Bryan Campaign On The Edison Phonograph
Patrick Feaster & David Giovannoni, album notes writers

Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Francis Davis, album notes writer

Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul
David Ritz & Jerry Wexler, album notes writers

The Unsung Father Of Country Music: 1925-1934
Henry "Hank" Sapoznik, album notes writer

Best Historical Album
Art Of Field Recording Volume I: Fifty Years Of Traditional American Music Documented By Art Rosenbaum

Classic Columbia, OKeh And Vocalion Lester Young With Count Basie (1936-1940)

Debate '08: Taft And Bryan Campaign On The Edison Phonograph

Polk Miller & His Old South Quartette

To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story

Toast of the Nation New York - The Place

Jazz Standard

The Jazz Standard's address is 116 East 27th Street in Manhattan, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. The club seems to exist in some type of gray area, as far as Manhattan neighborhoods. The location is conceivably an eastern part of the Flatiron section of town, but more like a northern extension of the Gramercy area, since it's a full six blocks from the exclusive enclave of Gramercy Park.

Whatever. I'm glad we're spending New Year's at Jazz Standard.

Don't get me wrong. I've spent some quality time at clubs during the last six Toast of the Nation celebrations. Each one of them has contributed some special moments. And there are always some delightful stories when you work in the trenches to bring people across the country some live music. Here are the last six I've worked as field producer, in order:
The Village Vanguard - Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band 2001/02

Blue Note New York - Chick Corea New Trio with Gary Burton 2002/03

Blue Note New York - Herbie Hancock Quartet 2003/04

Yoshi's in Oakland for Joshua Redman's Elastic Band 2004/05

Tipitina's in New Orleans for Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, The Hot 8 Brass Band, and Galactic 2005/06

The now-defunct Tonic on the Lower East Side - Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra 2006/07

So this year, we're at Jazz Standard. Thanks to Seth Abramson, it's one of the most creatively booked jazz clubs in the city. And thanks to Danny Meyer, it has some rockin' barbeque (not bad, considering we're above the Mason-Dixon line).

Not so incidentally, WBGO broadcast Ben Allison's Medicine Wheel, with the kora player, Mamadou Diabate, live during the club's opening week celebration. It's been a long time since that show, but we're finally back at the club for another live shot. "Ain't that good news?"