Thursday, August 27, 2015

Looking Ahead: Southwest Florida jazz preview

The 2015-16 jazz concert season will start heating up in southwest Florida in September and continue through May, mirroring the gradual arrival and departure of the snowbirds. 

Here is a rundown of noteworthy jazz events, principally in the Sarasota to Naples territory, from now through November. I’ll post updated lists as the season progresses.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Another view of Newport

Justin Brown
You could call this one Jazz on Sunny Days. 

Eyewear spotted on the various 2015 Newport Jazz Festival stages last weekeend was a combination of fashion statement, utilitarian - or both. 

Here's a look at some of the more interesting sightings.  Be sure to note the red, white and blue predominating trumpeter Arturo Sandoval's eye wear.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Newport Jazz Festival photo gallery is posted

My 2015 Newport Jazz Festival primary photo gallery has been posted at Take a stroll through it and enjoy. Here's a direct link. Here's a link to more images of New Orleans-related musicians at Newport posted by Offbeat.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Newport Jazz Festival marathon

Tom Harrell
The 2015 edition of the Newport Jazz Festival, granddaddy of them all, was one of the finest in  recent memory... with spectacular weather, a wide range of engaging music, and combined attendance exceeding 23,000. Saturday was the more robust day at Fort Adams State Park with 8,000 attendees.