Events & Tickets

Oct 15 , 2016

Buena Vista Social Club’s Omara Portuondo Jazz

From the Buena Vista Social Club! Omara Portuondo "85 Tour." Special Guests Roberto Fonseca, Anat Cohen & Regina Carter​

Nov 1 , 2016

Jazz in the Key of Ellison Jazz

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, singers Catherine Russell, Angélique Kidjo and Patti Austin, hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, and music director Andy Farber and His Orchestra perform in a words-and-music tribute to great American novelist Ralph Ellison and his remarkable jazz collection. Special guest readers include actor Joe Morton and Talib Kweli.

Nov 6 , 2016

The Brubeck Songbook Jazz

Musicians Chris and Dan Brubeck, sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck, head a versatile band in concert with the celebrated Manhattan singer-pianist Hilary Kole and host Michael Bourne of WBGO Jazz88.3.

Nov 12 , 2016

Antonio Hart Quartet Jazz

The celebrated, Grammy-nominated alto saxophonist leads a top-notch quartet in a free concert at Newark’s Bethany Baptist Church as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival. Free admission!

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Nov 13 , 2016

Cole Porter from A to Z: Celebrating 125 Years Jazz

Two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye sings all the great Cole Porter numbers (“Love For Sale,” “Let’s Do It,” “Begin the Beguine”) in a 125th anniversary salute hosted by Porter biographer Robert Kimball.

Nov 16 , 2016

The Brandee Younger Quartet Jazz

WBGO Jazz88.3FM presents harpist Brandee Younger and her musicians in a lunchtime concert at Newark’s Gateway II. Admission is free!

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Nov 16 , 2016

FELA! The Concert: Afro Beat Party Jazz

Full of energy and constant motion, FELA! The Concert radiates joy. Don’t miss this celebration of Afrobeat founding father Fela Kuti, featuring a 10-piece Afrobeat band and cast members of the original Tony-winning Broadway show!

Nov 17 , 2016

GRP Jazz Revisited: Honoring Larry Rosen Jazz

Many of the greatest artists of the jazz label GRP Records reunite to present, individually and collectively, music from the studio’s heyday: Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Phil Perry, David Sanborn and The Yellowjackets.

Nov 18 , 2016

Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration! Jazz

Bassist Christian McBride, a passionate James Brown expert, presides over an homage to the GRAMMY-winning Godfather of Soul with special guests Sharon Jones, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields, Ryan Shaw, Terrace Martin and James Brown Band alumni Pee Wee Ellis, Danny “The Cape Man” Ray, Robert “Mousey” Thompson and Fred Wesley.

Nov 19 , 2016

WBGO Presents Winard Harper and Jeli Posse Jazz

Exuberant, swing-savvy drummer and percussionist Winard Harper and his band Jeli Posse are modern griots who draw on Afro-Caribbean influences with scintillating results.

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