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2017 Newport Jazz Festival

Read "2017 Newport Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde

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 ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

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 ...

NEWS: EVENT

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 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

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 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

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 ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

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, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival 2015: Day 2

Read "Newport Jazz Festival 2015: Day 2" reviewed by Timothy J. O'Keefe

Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Miles Davis' earliest memory was a flickering blue flame, and a similar flame, one of passion and remembrance, was clearly evident at the 2015 installment of the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

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Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

Brownie Speaks at Newport: July 30, 2015, 7:30pm (Eve of the Newport Jazz Festival) at the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center (49 Touro Street Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840). Free and open to the public. “Now it’s our pleasure to present a young man who has astounded the jazz world with his amazing talent in the last two years. ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

A key to success at Newport

A key to success at Newport

The best businesses—and arts organizations—don’t stand still. They find ways to enhance what they do. They making the experience better for their customers and supporters while building on their success. Need a concrete example? Look no further than the many enhancements over the past decade that the owners made at Fenway Park in jny: Boston, starting ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

George Wein Brings Storyville To Newport Jazz Festival

George Wein Brings Storyville To Newport Jazz Festival

NEWPORT, RI – George Wein’s life in music took its most important turn when Newport socialite Elaine Lorillard walked into his jazz club, Storyville, with a Boston University professor in 1953. Lorillard and her husband Louis were interested in bringing some excitement to Newport and the professor thought Wein was just the person to help. From that meeting, Wein developed ...