WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series

You Bring the Kids, We'll Bring the Jazz

The WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series brings world-renowned jazz musicians to concert halls and venues throughout Essex County, New Jersey. These hour-long concerts give young listeners the chance to discover the enjoyment of jazz, improvisation, and musical collaboration. Come join us!

Admission is FREE

Our concerts are held once a month on Saturdays. Doors open at 1pm, and concerts start at 1:30. Adults must be accompanied by at least one child.

All our venues are handicapped accessible, and sign language interpretation of performances is available with sufficient lead time.

Bring a group of 15 or more, and you can reserve free seats! Email kids@wbgo.org or call (973) 643-4763. There's even free transportation funding for groups and schools.

Credit WBGO

Schedule

May 6th, 1:30pm - Melissa Walker & Jazz House Kids
Let's Build a Jazz House - Celebrating the 15-Year Anniversary of Jazz House Kids and WBGO (best for ages 7-11)
Newark Symphony Hall, 1020 Broad St., Newark, NJ 07102

Eventbrite - WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series: Melissa Walker & Jazz House Kids

June 3rd, 1:30pm - Timbalooloo with Oran Etkin
Oran and Clara Net travel the World and Share Melodies, Rhythms and Stories of their Travels (best for Ages 7-11)
Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102
Eventbrite - WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series: Timbalooloo with Oran Etkin

Free Transportation for Groups and Schools!

Bring your group or school, and you can reserve great seats - and even apply for free transportation to and from WBGO Kids Jazz Concerts. Thanks to the generosity and vision of the Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, NJ schools, established groups, and 501(c)(3) organizations who work with kids can get funding to bring kids and their families to these shows.

Click here for more information on transportation funding.
Click here for the transportation funding application form.

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Lead support for the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series comes from:
Agnes Varis Charitable Trust - Supporting Affordable Access to the Arts, Education, and Healthcare

With support from:
Robert A. Mills Foundation
PNC Foundation
Anita B. and Howard S. Richmond Foundation
The Turrell Fund
The Edward W. and Stella C. Van Houten Memorial Fund
Lillian P. Schenck Charitable Trust Fund
Sylvan C. Coleman Foundation
Investors Foundation
NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens

For more information on the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series, please e-mail kids@wbgo.org or call (973) 643-4763.