Newport Jazz Festival

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4:01 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

'As Long As They Want To Play': Newport Jazz At 60

Velma Middleton is accompanied by Louis Armstrong at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival.
Paul S;ade Getty

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 4:22 pm

This year, the Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary. For most of that time, its guiding force has been producer George Wein, who remembers all too well the first event in 1954.

It was pouring rain. Wein was being urged to call it off but refused. The audience stayed, broke out their umbrellas, and the musicians played. The scene was caught by a photographer.

"And that picture went out all over the world," Wein says, "of people sitting for five hours in the rain, listening to jazz."

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10:36 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen: Newport Jazz 2011

Avishai Cohen performs with his trio, Triveni, on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 4:28 pm

What is it with trumpeter Avishai Cohen and triples lately? He recently recorded a pair of albums with his band Triveni, a free-swinging trio which showcases his fervent imagination. He's also one of three Cohen siblings in jazz's top echelon; Avishai invited his big sister Anat, the celebrated clarinet specialist, to join him here.

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2013 Newport Jazz Festival LIVE!
12:35 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Newport Jazz Festival LIVE Webcast: Right Here On WRTI.ORG, August 3 and 4

Can't make it to Rhode Island for this year's Newport Jazz Festival? No worries...just visit us online at WRTI.org for LIVE webcasts starting on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th.

Click here for Live Webcasts!

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Live Webcasts on August 3 and 4
1:36 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

5 To Watch: Newport Jazz Festival Debuts

Dee Alexander is among the artists leading a band for the first time at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
Courtesy of the artist

Major jazz gatherings such as the Newport Jazz Festival — which dates back to 1954 — have always relied on big names to attract visitors. The 2013 edition is no different, with headliners such as Wayne Shorter (with Herbie Hancock), Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri and Esperanza Spalding.

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A Blog Supreme
9:42 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Highlights: The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival In Photos

David Gilmore from Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi is all smiles at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Originally published on Tue 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.

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On WRTI.org
3:56 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Performances from the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival: Listen!

This is the Newport Jazz Festival poster from 1969.

Did you miss our live webcast from the Newport Jazz Festival? No problem!

Click Here to Listen to Sets from Bill Frisell, Miguel Zenón's Rayuela Quartet, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, The Three Cohens, Ryan Truesedell's Gil Evans Centennial Project, and more

The Lineup from Saturday, August 4th

11 am - Broadcast Preview

11:15 am - Pedrito Martinez Group

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A Blog Supreme
9:55 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Around The Jazz Internet: Aug. 3, 2012

Sam Sadigursky, photographed here at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival, is scheduled to return this weekend with Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Where we are bracing for 16 hours of live Newport broadcasting.

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A Blog Supreme
11:44 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Newport Jazz Festival 2012 Preview: The Up-And-Comers

Drummer Dafnis Prieto, who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011, will lead his sextet at Newport.
Henry Lopez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 9:49 am

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