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! 


WBGO Gateway II  Concert Series-  Warren Wolf 
Wednesday, March 1, 12pm
Gateway II, Newark, NJ 


WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series with Camille Thurman & The Darryl Green Trio
Saturday, March 4, 1:30pm
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ


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

Festival Calendar
March 6: Divine Ella with Brandee Younger
March 13: Ella Present with Grammy Award Winner Terri Lyne Carrington
March 20: WJF in Conversation: There’s Something about Ella
(To RSVP for this FREE Talk, please click here.)
March 27: J’adore Ella with the French duo Les Nubians, sisters Helene and Celia Faussart
WBGO Member Event
For more details about these events, please (click here.)


WBGO Art Gallery Presents: Women in Black History 
Thursday, March 16, 6pm,
WBGO, Newark, NJ 


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


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


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