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Newport Jazz Festival 2018: Part 2-2

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Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
August 5, 2018

From the first spongy thwack that bounced off the conga drum, a sticky humidity clung about Narragansett peninsula while the sounds of Herlin Riley's New York Havana Connection oozed from the ...

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Newport Jazz Festival 2018: Part 1-2

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Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
August 4, 2018

Raw, windswept notes comprised the abstract musical sketches that played beneath a darkening sky to open the 64th edition of the Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Investment Managers. With flashing fingers, ...

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2017 Newport Jazz Festival

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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 ...

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Newport Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Newport Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Timothy J. O'Keefe

Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
August 5, 2017

The soggy, gray blanket that was the Newport sky wrung itself out on the crowd that had gathered for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, but the good news was it only rained on ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Exceptional jazz with firepower

Exceptional jazz with firepower

John Allmark’s Monday evenings at the Met Café in Pawtucket, RI generally feature his very fine big band. This past Monday, Allmark presented his octet, a brass-rich band that gives each player a bit more time in the spotlight than the big-band format permits. For that evening, the horn line included Allmark on trumpet, Tucker Antell and ...

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Oh, have times changed in Newport

Oh, have times changed in Newport

There was a time after the first phase of the Newport Jazz Festival (1954-1971), that jazz pretty much was a dirty word in Newport. The city, known as a playground for the super-rich, was a Navy town transitioning into a tourist mecca. The jazz festival lost its luster after 1969 and 1971 riots by beer-swilling rowdies ...

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Newport's jazz beat keeps rolling on....

Newport's jazz beat keeps rolling on....

Producer George Wein and his team make a big splash in January when they announce the lineup for the Newport Jazz Festival, long considered the granddaddy of outdoor music festivals. But it was only a tease in some ways. Read on. The 2016 edition, scheduled July 29-31, has a vast array of talent, including Chick Corea's all-star ...

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Dan Moretti & Brazilia Featuring Greg Abate And Oscar Stagnaro Live At Chan's on April 9th

Dan Moretti & Brazilia Featuring Greg Abate And Oscar Stagnaro Live At Chan's on April 9th

Rhode Island Jazz saxophone greats Dan Moretti and Greg Abate (RI Hall of Fame 2016) will hit Chan’s in Woonsocket for a 20 year reunion celebrating the Latin-Jazz recording Dan Moretti & Brazilia Live at Chans on Saturday April 9th, 2016 at 8 pm. Call 401-765-1900 or visit chanseggrollsandjazz.com for tickets. The original Brazilia CD was recorded in ...

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Getting back in the Monday night jazz groove

Getting back in the Monday night jazz groove

Rhode Island has had a superb big band jazz tradition that began within a year of the Monday night “rehearsal band" that Thad Jones and Mel Lewis started at New York's Village Vanguard. Drummer Duke Belaire inaugurated the RI tradition in 1967 at the Cobblestone Tavern in East Providence before settling in 1969 at nearby Bovi's Town ...

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George Wein Announces Lineup For 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

George Wein Announces Lineup For 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

George Wein Announces Lineup for 2016 Newport Jazz FestivalSet for July 29- 31, Including Three Full Days of Performances by Some of the World's Greatest Established and Emerging Artists Performers Include Chick Corea, Gregory Porter, Angélique Kidjo, Robert Glasper, Charles Lloyd, Kamasi Washington, Django Festival All Stars, Galactic, John Scofield/Joe Lovano, JoséJames, Steve Coleman, Darcy James Argue, ...