The August 2-4 event marked the 65th anniversary of the storied festival, which began in 1954 at historic Newport Casino,home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The festival's ties to the site continue, as it hosts the Friday night downtown Newport concert, this year headlined by singer-pianist Jon Batiste. That event drew 2,853 people.
Here is a visual tapestry ....
< The backstage sign post honoring the late greats who performed at Newport over the years was updated to include two New Orleans musicians who died in 2019: Dr. John and Art Neville.
|Women of the World|
|Theon Cross, Sons of Kemet|
|Thundercat drew a younger crowd to the main stage|
|Marshall Allen, Sun Ra Arkestra|
|Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner|
|ELEW (Eric Lewis)|
|David Virelles, Ravi Coltrane|
|Dee Dee Bridgewater & Daisy|
|Makaya McKraven checks his phone one last time.|
|Founding producer George Wein|
|Drummer Sammy Miller & The Congregation|
|Jazz on a summer day, 2019-style|