Highlights: The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival In Photos

Aug 6, 2012
Originally published on September 18, 2012 5:13 pm

The tents have been collapsed, the fog has rolled in and the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival has come and gone — but not before photographer Erik Jacobs captured these brilliant images for us.

This year's edition found the festival cultivating a core of performers, including repeat visitors Rudresh Mahanthappa, Anat Cohen, Miguel Zenón, Jason Moran, Lionel Loueke, Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire, Darcy James Argue and John Hollenbeck. Of course, it also honored fan favorites with high-profile gigs (Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny, Tedeschi Trucks Band), living giants with multiple bookings (Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell) and departed legends with special programming (Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project, among other tributes). And it continues to search for unique new visions, like those of Cuban percussionists Pedrito Martinez and Dafnis Prieto or saxophonist John Ellis.

You can hear our recordings of many of these musicians' sets at npr.org/newportjazz. And you can see even more photos from the 2012 Newport Folk Festival on the NPR Music Facebook page.

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