KJazz Trip to Scandinavia with host Jose Rizo

Featuring the Copenhagen Jazz Festival plus Norway and Sweden!
July 9-20, 2017

Join me, KJAZZ host Jose Rizo and discover the best of Scandinavia with fellow jazz lovers. The city of Copenhagen becomes alive and vibrant with jazz in the streets, city squares, jazz clubs and unique concert halls when Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes place each summer. Copenhagen Jazz Festival is also one of the city's oldest music festivals and 2017 will mark the 38th festival. Join fellow jazz lovers to experience the Nordic world of fjords, castles, glaciers, and the legacy of the Vikings on this KJAZZ FM adventure. Travel by train, ferry, and coach through Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Ride the world's most scenic railway line to Bergen, tour Danish castles and Swedish palaces and attend multiple jazz concerts. Discover the stunning capitals of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, see well-preserved Viking ships and the warship Vasa, rescued after more than 300 years on the bottom of Stockholm harbor. Our one-of-a-kind, 12-day KJAZZ FM jazz Scandinavia journey has something for everyone! Space is limited.

Trip At A Glance
3 Nights Stockholm
4 Nights Copenhagen Jazz Festival
1 Night Oslo, Norway
3 Nights Bergen, Norway

The celebrated Copenhagen Summer Jazz Festival * An awe-inspiring scenic rail journey from Oslo to Bergen * Traditional dining experiences * Vasa Ship Museum of Stockholm * A stunning fjord cruise in Norway * Exploring the best of Scandinavia with your KJAZZ FM host Jose Rizo


  • With a KJAZZ FM host Jose Rizo
  • Fully guided by an expert Earthbound Expeditions guide
  • Tickets to the Copenhagen Jazz Festival
  • Walks with knowledgeable fascinating local guides
  • Transport by private air-conditioned motor coach
  • Eleven nights in superior, centrally-located, four star hotels
  • Short flight from Copenhagen to Oslo * A ferry may also be utilized if time permits.
  • All breakfasts, plus 10 additional meals featuring regional specialties
  • Scenic train from Oslo to Bergen
  • Entrance to all museums as outlined in the KJAZZ FM itinerary
  • A group donation to KJAZZ FM

Trip Facts
12 Days/ 11 Nights (not including air travel)
$4,950 Double occupancy (limited to 26 guests) *Space is limited!
$1,195 Single Supplement
July 9 trip begins in Stockholm, Sweden
July 20 trip ends in Bergen, Norway

A complimentary shuttle from the Stockholm airport to the hotel is available for guests arriving on: Norwegian Air #7088 at 2:10pm or SAS #940 at 10:00am. Both flights are direct from LAX to Stockholm Arlanda airport.

A $500 dollar reservation fee is required to reserve your space on this very special KJAZZ FM jazz journey. Call 800-723-8454

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YOUR KJazz FM Adventure Begins...

DAY 1: Sunday, July 9 ~ VÄlkommen till Sverige! Welcome to Sweden!
Your Scandinavia journey begins at 6:00 p.m. at a Stockholm hotel. For those guests arriving on one of the two flights mentioned above, an airport transfer is included from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to the hotel, located in the heart of the historic city. Meet your travel companions for an introductory walk of the city center. This evening you'll enjoy a welcome reception and included dinner. Sleep in Stockholm (D)

Day 2: Monday, July 10 ~ Discover Stockholm
Begin your discovery of Sweden's capital with a guided visit to the impressive City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize festivities take place. Tour the Vasa Museum, featuring the impressive Vasa, an ornate royal warship that sank in Stockholm's harbor following its launch in 1628. With your free afternoon, you may want to take a canal tour or stroll the cobbled streets of medieval Gamla Stan (Old Town). Sleep in Stockholm (B, L)

Day 3: Tuesday, July 11 ~ A ferry boat trip out to FjÄderholmarna Island
For a taste of the Stockholm archipelago we'll take a short boat trip out to beautiful Fjäderholmarna Island. You reach the islands on a 25 minutes boat ride and there is a lot to see and do here - a great way to enjoy a Swedish summer day! Fjäderholmarna is the perfect destination for both locals and tourists who flock to experience the beautiful islands, stunning natural landscape, beaches and outdoor cafes and restaurants to get the real Stockholm archipelago atmosphere. Sleep in Stockholm (B, L)

Day 4: Wednesday, July 12 ~ From Sweden to Denmark for Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Depart Stockholm for Copenhagen today. You'll arrive just in time to stroll through the old harbor. Stretch your legs and enjoy a short stroll along the waterfront to view the Little Mermaid sculpture and the Amalienborg Palace before dinner. This evening enjoy a "Welcome to Denmark" drink and then join your fellow travelers for an evening jazz concert! Sleep in Copenhagen (B, D)

The city of Copenhagen becomes alive and vibrant with jazz in the streets, city squares, jazz clubs and unique concert halls when Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes place each summer. Copenhagen Jazz Festival is also one of the city's oldest music festivals, and 2017 will mark the 38th festival.

Every single summer since 1979 Copenhagen Jazz Festival has been taking over Copenhagen as one of Europe's most important international music events based on eminent artistic quality and a sharp focus on new departures in both Danish and international jazz. Lasting 10 days, the festival envelops the Danish capital, offering of sumptuous musical feast to the 250.000 guests who join us year after year. Enjoy live jazz on the city's streets, in its clubs, cafés, concert halls, and at open-air night venues - all in the very heart of historical Copenhagen. The festival features around 1,000 concerts at around 100 venues.

Day 5: Thursday, July 13 ~ Charming Copenhagen and Jazz Festival
This morning you are invited to join a knowledgeable local guide for a fascinating walk through the old alleyways of Copenhagen. We'll visit the city's charming harbor of Nyhavn and stroll down the Strøget, Copenhagen's main pedestrian avenue. Our walking tour of the old town center will end right before lunch and your local and Earthbound guides will be available to offer you restaurant suggestions for lunch as well as ideas for how to spend your free afternoon. Enjoy the Copenhagen Jazz Festival this evening! Sleep in Copenhagen(B,L)

Day 6: Friday, July 14 ~ Copenhagen Jazz Festival
Art lovers might consider visiting the National Gallery, while history buffs might choose to visit the impressive National Museum. Spend an afternoon in the Tivoli Gardens or explore the Renaissance Rosenborg Palace, home to the Danish crown jewels. The possibilities are endless! Enjoy a full day of leisure and the Copenhagen Jazz Festival! Sleep in Copenhagen (B)

Day 7: Saturday, July 15 ~ The Danish Riviera and Frederiksborg Castle
Today we journey to North Sealand, filled with quaint villages, historic palaces, lovely lakes, and dense forests. We'll visit 17th-century Frederiksborg Castle, built by Christian IV in Danish Renaissance style. You'll savor regional fare at local restaurant and drive the Yellow Roads along the "Danish Riviera" back to Copenhagen. This afternoon return to Copenhagen for an afternoon of jazz. Sleep in Copenhagen (B, L)

Day 8: Sunday, July 16 ~ Oslo, Sculptures and Viking Ships
Fly north to Oslo, Norway's exciting capital city! Upon arrival we'll enjoy a private tour of Oslo's highlights, including the Viking Ship Museum, which features three well-preserved Viking ships dating to 800 AD that were found in royal burial mounds with fascinating artifacts. You'll also have time to see the Vigeland Sculpture Park, with its 212 life-sized sculptures by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, who devoted his career to the project. Sleep in the heart of Oslo (B, L)

Day 9: Monday, July 17 ~ A Scenic Train to Bergen
Today we travel west past the gorgeous fjords and mountains - aboard the Oslo to Bergen scenic train. Bergen is located on the Byfjord and is famous for its ancient harbor and open-air fish market. Your hotel is located right on the harbor in the city's old wharf district, featuring traditional wooden buildings and a medieval atmosphere. Founded in 1070 during the days of the Hanseatic League, it is one of the oldest large trading ports in Northern Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sleep in Bergen (B, D)

Day 10: Tuesday, July 18 ~ Relax in Bergen
Stroll along the waterfront; dine on fresh seafood at a cozy seaside café. Looking for a more active activity? Catch the funicular or hike to the top of Mount Floyen for a stunning view of the ocean and mountains. Your guide will be available to offer you some ideas and help with the logistics. Sleep in Bergen (B)

Day 11: Wednesday, July 19 ~ The Fjords of Norway
Today we set off on a fjord cruise to Mostraumen. On this half day excursion, you will see Western Norwegian scenery at its best, with narrow fjords and majestic mountains. Since we'll be departing early tomorrow morning, join your host and fellow travelers for a farewell luncheon feast featuring regional specialties. Sleep in Bergen (B, L)

Day 12: Thursday, July 20 ~ Return Home with a Lifetime of Memories!
Your Scandinavia tour ends in Bergen, Norway. A complimentary transfer from the hotel to Bergen Airport Flesland is included for those departing on Norwegian Air #1316 at 9:15am or SAS #2861 at 6:00am. Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for flight check-in procedures.

Your KJazz 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. His Sunday night show at KCSB was called "Barrio Salsoul", where he explored latin-jazz music and salsa. In 1975, Jose also hosted the weekly music/public affairs radio show "La Vos de la Raza" at Santa Barbara's top-40 radio station KIST. As a UCSB student, Jose produced the yearly Cinco de Mayo Dance Concerts, where he began to work with such artists as Poncho Sanchez and Los Lobos.

Rizo began hosting "Jazz on the Latin Side" on KLON (now KJazz) on January 6, 1990. He was intricately involved on KLON's "Latin Jazz Club Caravans" and served as a member of the Grammy's Screening committee for Latin Jazz. He was also the artistic director of the Luckman Fine Arts Latin Jazz Concert Series, where he worked with Eddie Palmieri, Poncho Sanchez, Dianne Reeves, Jerry Gonzalez, David Sanchez", Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Giovanni Hidalgo, and many others. Jose also founded the memorable KJazz High School Jazz Festival".

Jose has been involved with the "Central Avenue Jazz Festival" since its inception. For the last 10 years, he has served as the festival's artistic director, sharing those duties in the past with Buddy Collette and Teddy Edwards. The "Central Avenue Jazz Festival" focuses on showcasing great Los Angeles-based jazz musicians like Gerald Wilson, Barbara Morrison, Ernie Andrews, Poncho Sanchez, Anthony Wilson, and Carmen Lundy.

Know before you go!
Packing: We'll be hopping scenic trains. This means that at times you will be moving and carrying your bag both on to trains and through airports. We suggest that you pack light and utilize wheeled luggage. Porters are available at the hotels, but not on the ferries or on the trains.

Physical requirements: In order to make the most of your trip, you should be able to walk independently for one to two miles, often over uneven cobblestones and be able to stand for a period of time during walking or museum tours or visits to other sights. You must also be able to maneuver luggage onto trains and ships (see above).

Dress: Summertime in Scandinavia is warm. We suggest "casually smart" dress and you may leave your formal attire and family jewels at home!

Scheduled Performances: In the unlikely chance that a performance is cancelled or changed for any reason, an alternative musical event will be substituted. This is not cause for refund.

Reservations: A $500 dollar reservation fee is required to reserve your space on this very special KJAZZ FM jazz journey. Call 800 723 8454 or visit: www.EarthboundExpeditions.com

Cancellations Land: All cancellations must be made in writing and are effective upon receipt in our office. Deposits are fully refundable for 60 days from the processing date or 90 days prior to departure, whichever comes first. Deposits made 90 days prior to a trip departing are not refundable. A $75 per person processing fee applies to all cancellations.

No refunds are made for cancellations after the non-refundable deposit date. It is for this reason we strongly encourage the purchase of travel insurance at the same time you reserve your journey with us. Please refer to your specific journey details, especially private and hosted journeys, as policies may differ.

Travel Insurance: Earthbound Expeditions strongly encourages the purchase of travel insurance coverage. We include information on trip insurance in your deposit information. It is important to check with your medical insurance provider to understand your medical benefits and coverage while traveling abroad. Please read our cancellation policy carefully in order to avoid incurring a costly penalty.

Hosted Journeys: If a host or special guest is unable to attend as planned, Earthbound Expeditions will do its utmost to find another host who has similar interests, talents and expertise. The inability of a host to participate in a tour is not grounds for a full or partial refund.

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