KJazz Trip to Portugal & Spain
Updated: 9/6/2018 08:32
KJazz hosts Jose Rizo & Bubba Jackson
Seven private jazz concerts in historic venues, wineries and on board
Performances by major international jazz musicians from France, England and the USA
Daily talks on music, architecture, wine, food and history
All custom shore excursions included (valued at $950)
Excursion to Salamanca, Spain
Two days of discovery in Lisbon
A full day exploring vibrant Porto
The Douro wine route with its unique UNESCO- listed landscape
Vila Real and formal gardens at Mateus Palace
Gratuities for all local guides and drivers (for all shore excursions)
Travel with like-minded public radio guests who share your passions
11 Days/10 Nights land package - excluding air
Depart USA on September 4, 2019
Returning to USA on September 14
All ship cabins with outside views
Special group air option from Los Angeles and other select cities
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Deposit by Nov. 1, 2018 & Save $300 per person
Earthbound and KJazz alumni save $100 per person
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KJazz on air host
Bubba Jackson was born in Harlem, New York. As a radio personality and Program Director he has worked as on air host at many of the top jazz stations around the country. The Los Angeles Times Calendar section states "One of the best things about drive-time in L.A. is Bubba Jackson."Bubba has been a concert producer, promoter, talent coordinator and master of ceremonies. His festival experience includes the Prince Hall Shriners' Concert in Los Angeles, New Orleans and St. Louis, The Millennium Music Festival (Los Angeles), the Doheny Blues Festival, Big Time Blues Festival, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival and many others. Bubba Jackson is well-know and well-liked as an award winning radio and television personality, seasoned concert producer, skilled researcher, with exceptional organizational skills.
KJazz on air host
Jose Rizo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Oxnard, California. He played trumpet in high school, but it was not until he was a student at U.C. Santa Barbara that he developed his passion for jazz. In the late 70's, Jose was the founder of "Radio Chicano", a student and community broadcasting organization based on the Santa Barbara campus at KCSB, where he served as program director for two years. Rizo be- gan hosting "Jazz on the Latin Side" on KLON (now KJazz) in early 1990. He was intricately involved on KLON's "Latin Jazz Club Caravans" and served as a member of the Gram- my's Screening committee for Latin Jazz. He has been the artistic director of the Luckman Fine Arts Latin Jazz Concert Series and involved in the "Central Avenue Jazz Festival" since its inception.
Jazz Artist and Programmer
Algerian-born, Franck grew up in Nice, France. He studied in the US at Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music. In 2002, Franck returned to France and settled in Paris. He has performed in countless jazz festivals around the world and has received high praise from the critics for his numerous recordings, both piano and vocal. Franck has composed pieces for big band and for string and chamber orchestra.
Matthew Brumley is the co-founder of Earthbound Expeditions and has been leading and creating adventures worldwide for 25 plus years. After completing his undergraduate studies at the universities of Copenhagen and Moscow, he went on to attend the graduate program at the London School of economics. He has lived in Copenhagen, Paris, London, Tel Aviv and San Jose, Costa Rica. Listen to Matthew's travel segment Going Places which is aired weekly on KNKX – NPR.
Entirely reserved for globetrotting public radio jazz and wine enthusiasts the MS GIL EANES was launched in April 2015 and sails exclusively on Portugal's Douro River. The ship offers guests a tranquil atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the picturesque panoramas of the region. Accommodation is located over 3 decks and all cabins are located above the water line. On-board amenities include a lounge with large picture windows, restaurant, library corner, and gift shop. Add to this the wide variety of facilities, such as the appealing sundeck, perfect for morning coffees onboard, or the cozy dining room where you can enjoy French delicacies, and your holiday is complete.
• Lounge area surrounded by large panoramic windows
• Dining room
• Central heating system
• Free Wifi
• Elevator service