WBGO Travel and Events

Joy of Jazz Festival - WBGO Trip to Johannesburg, South Africa

September 27 - October 7, 2017

Travel with Rhonda Hamilton, host of WBGO's Midday Jazz and Wayne Winborne, Executive Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University & a WBGO Jazz Ambassador to beautiful South Africa to experience the Joy of Jazz Festival. 

Come join us to enjoy VIP Access to the festival just steps from your hotel, and explore the country through unique excursion and activities. The trip includes tours of the eclectic artistic neighborhoods in Johannesburg, and a stop through the SOWETO neighborhoods where Nelson Mandela first started his quest to freedom. A two-night safari in the spectacular Pilanesburg Game Reserve will bring you face to face with Africa's  "Big 5" game. Finally, we arrive in Cape Town. Amid the towering Table Mountain Range, enjoy a variety of tours to Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, and an exclusive wine tasting. All of this included while reveling in the global music we know and love-jazz! 


Women's jazz Festival: Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama jazz
Four consecutive Mondays
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY  

Festival Calendar
March 27: J’adore Ella with the French duo Les Nubians, sisters Helene and Celia Faussart
WBGO Member Event  (Sold Out)
For more details about these events, please (click here.)


Rhythm Revue Presents- Retro Soul Party #2
Saturday, March 25, 6pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY


WBGO Gateway 2 Concert Series- Lakecia Benjamin
Wednesday, April 5, 12pm
Gateway II, Newark, NJ


WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series with Dion Parson
Saturday, April 8, 1:30pm
NJPAC, Newark, NJ


Monday Nights with WBGO: The purchase jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Ingrid Jensen 
Monday, April 17, 7:30pm
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, New York, NY 


The Jazz Epistles Featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela 
Thursday, April 27, 8pm 
The Town Hall, New York, NY 


The Rhythm Revue Roseland Reunion
Saturday, April 29, 9pm
Resorts World Casino, Jamaica, NY


WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series with Melissa Walker
Saturday, May 6, 1:30pm
Newark Symphony Hall,  Newark NJ


Rhythm Revue Dance Party Cruise 
Friday, May 12, 9pm
Pier 40 Houston & West St, New York, NY 


Rhythm Revue Presents- Retro Soul Party #2
Saturday, May 27, 6pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY


WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series with Oran Etkin Timbalooloo
Saturday, June 3, 1:30pm
Newark Museum, Newark NJ