This years 2017 Newport Jazz Festival was held at the scenic Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island. Newport Jazz Festival's artistic director Christian McBride put together a great line up with a wide range of talent, ranging from Questlove , Rhiannon Giddens, Maria Schneider, and NEA master Benny Golson just to name a few. This photo essay reveals the sights and sounds of this enduring festival.
I love jazz because it represents FREEDOM!
I was first exposed to jazz in high school in Flower Mound, TX.
I met Chick Corea after having been a fan for many years!
The best show I ever attended was Chick Corea at Monterey Jazz Festival.
The first jazz record I bought was Herbie Hancock, Chameleon.
My advice to new listeners is keep an open mind!