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WBGO Travel Series Makes Stops in Montreal, Newport, Orvieto, Mohonk
(Published: June 04, 2013)

WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM Launches
WBGO Travel: A Musical Journey Around the World
with Stops in Montreal, Newport, Mohonk and Orvieto

Newark, NJ, June 4, 2013 - WBGO Jazz 88.3 loves its home base in Newark, NJ, but when it comes to enjoying jazz at some of the world's most beautiful destinations, the station's travel team has its bags packed and is ready to roll. WBGO Travel designs first-class packages for visits to amazing domestic and international locations for world-famous jazz festivals and deluxe tours offering exclusive opportunities for tour guests.

The series kicks off with four incredible jazz experiences including:

Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 30 - July 3, 2013: One of the world's leading music destinations, this festival takes over the heart of downtown Montreal for 10 days of non-stop entertainment from noon to midnight. The package includes accommodations for three nights at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, the official hotel of the Festival. Guests will enjoy great concerts including tickets to see Gregory Porter, a walking food tour of The Jean-Talon Market, breakfast with the Festival's Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Andre Menard, hosted by WBGO's Michael Bourne plus lunch at Michael's favorite spot, Pizzedelic, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Montreal Jazz Festival and more. The package ranges from $665 ca (children) to $4, 565 ca (Quad Occupancy). For more information and reservations, call (855) 288-7344 or visit http://bit.ly/18LLvmU.

Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, August 2 - 5, 2013: Go for a day, go for the weekend, but join WBGO at America's first annual jazz festival, which has been leading the way since 1954. For the weekend trip, guests will arrive at the Newport Hotel & Marina for a Friday night welcome reception and then head off for an evening with Natalie Cole and the Bill Charlap Trio with Freddy Cole at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Saturday and/or Sunday morning, hop aboard the ferry for Fort Adams State Park with the beautiful Narragansett Bay as a backdrop. Saturday performances include Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller and Robert Glasper; Sunday concerts include Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri, Roy Haynes, Joshua Redman and Hiromi. Also included are food & drink vouchers for the Louis Jadot Café and a bon voyage breakfast on Monday. The deluxe package costs $2, 250 for double occupancy. For reservations and more information, call (973) 624-8880, extension 269, write events@wbgo.org or visit http://bit.ly/ZLLsqQ.

If music lovers want to enjoy the festival but not stay the weekend, WBGO is offering day trips to the Newport Jazz Festival from New York City and Boston. One day excursions include round-trip bus transportation from New York or Boston to the festival gate, admission to the festival and meal vouchers. Busses will be equipped with Wi-Fi, restroom, reclining bucket seats and a Newport Jazz Festival themed movie as on-board entertainment.

In partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jazz Times, New York travelers will board the bus on Saturday and/or Sunday at 5:00 am at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10 Columbus Circle NY, NY) located at The Time Warner Building at the front circle. In partnership with JazzBoston (a nonprofit advocacy organization that connects, supports, and promotes the entire Greater Boston jazz scene), WBGO's Boston trip departs on Saturday and/or Sunday at 8:00 am from the historic Wally's Jazz Café, located at 427 Massachusetts Avenue. Return Busses will depart from Newport Jazz Festival Front Gate at approximately 7:00 pm. Price per person for New York/Newport trip: WBGO Member and Jazz Boston partner (with code), $215; Non-Member price per person, $235. Price per person for Boston/Newport trip: WBGO Member and JazzBoston partner (with code), $175; Non-member price per person, $195. For reservations and more information, log on to http://bit.ly/12rk5nq. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Umbria Winter Jazz Festival, Orvieto, Italy, December 26, 2013 - January 2, 2014: Great music, culture, scenery and cuisine are the key ingredients that make this the perfect way to spend a New Year holiday. The magnificent adventure includes a stay in a Four-Star hotel, succulent meals, guided tours (including Orvieto, Montefalco, Bevagna and stops in Tuscany and Umbria), a New Year's Eve party, gospel concert and Peace Mass in the historic Duomo on January 1, and plenty of time to attend the Umbria Jazz Festival (concert tickets not included). Prices per person are E 2, 400 (approximate US $3, 120, Double Occupancy); E 2, 580 (approximate US $3, 354, Single Occupancy). For rates, reservation and more information, please visit http://bit.ly/13DjLxB. Airfare not included.

Jazz on the Mountain at Mohonk, NY, January 17 - 20, 2014: For the fourth consecutive year, WBGO extends a personal invitation to celebrate jazz at the historic Mohonk Mountain House resort located at 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY, in the picturesque Catskills. WBGO announcer Michael Bourne will once again host this stellar program with a line-up of jazz greats including Anat Cohen, Fred Hersch, Julian Lage, Joe Locke, Scott Robinson, Matt Wilson, Martin Wind and more. The three-night package is $1, 425 (Single Occupancy) and $2, 125 (Double Occupancy); children 13 and over, $196/night. For reservations and more information, visit http://bit.ly/19G6jxr.

For more information on the WBGO Travel Series, visit http://www.wbgo.org/events.


Founded in 1979, Newark Public Radio, Inc. is a publicly supported cultural institution that champions jazz at WBGO 88.3 FM in Newark, New Jersey and worldwide via wbgo.org. WBGO is the recognized world leader in jazz radio and one of the most respected jazz presenters in the country, and offers award-winning news and innovative children's programs. Beyond reaching 400, 000 weekly listeners (including 17, 000 contributing members) on air, online and via mobile devices, WBGO presents live broadcasts from prestigious jazz venues and produces acclaimed programs for NPR heard by millions. WBGO is Jazz Week magazine's 2010 Major Market Station of the Year.

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