Newark, N.J., jazz radio station WBGO will honor singer Bobby McFerrin, record executive Bruce Lundvall and the law firm Hogan Lovells at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The station’s eighth annual Champions of Jazz benefit event takes place Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at venues Allen Room. According to a WBGO press release, “The event pays tribute to organizations and individuals who have augmented and elevated the jazz idiom through their professional work, artistry, educational activities and philanthropy.”
McFerrin will perform, accompanied by Joe Alterman, Cyrus Chestnut, Paquito D’Rivera, Al Foster, Gil Goldstein, Joe Lovano, Richard Marx, Marcus Printup, Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson and others.
In addition to the Gala, there will be a pre-concert reception and dinner at Porter House New York at 5 p.m. and a cocktail hour at the Atrium at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $500 for the cocktail hour and concert seating to a $50,000 package. For information on tickets and packages, visit WBGO Benefit, write to [email protected] or call (973) 624.8880, ext. 269. Proceeds from the Champions of Jazz Benefit enable WBGO, via 88.3 FM and wbgo.org.