Monday, August 11, 2014

Jazz postcard from Newport

Here is some more color, memories if you will, from the 60th anniversary edition of the Newport Jazz Festival, August 1-3. This was my 33rd festival in 34 years, covering for various employers and freelance assignments.

Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human
Saxophonist Donald Harrison and pianist George Cables
 after their set with the hard-bop superband, The Cookers.

Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews)

Allen Toussaiant, listener not performer

Aaron Diehl, accompanying singer
Cecile McLorin Salvant

Three stages, and two days of rain,
kept veteran festival piano tuner Bill Calhoun
mighty busy.

Anat Cohen and Lew Tabackin
Newport All-Stars

B-3 player Joey DeFrancesco
 with David Sanborn

View from the CB Harbor Stage photo pit: Lee Konitz,
last man standing from the first NJF in 1954

Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks

Dick Hyman, Jay Leonhart, Howard Alden

Gregory Porter

Drummer Clarence Penn
Newport All-Stars

Overflow crowd checks out
the SFJazz Collective

Umbria Jazz presented.
 pianist Stefano Bollani and mandolinist
Hamilton De Holanda

Alto saxophonists Lee Konitz and Grace Kelly

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