This was my 39th annual Newport festival trip dating back to 1981 when George brought the festival back to Newport and its picturesque Fort Adams State Park home. Hectic as it can be, having grown from a single main stage in the early 1980s to four varied stages, it never disappoints.
My primary coverage can be found at jazztimes.com and offbeat.com.
|George Wein and NJF Artistic Director Christian McBride|
|The Sun Ra Arkestra|
|Drummer Ralph Peterson's Messengers Legacy band|
|Dee Dee Bridgewater|
|Tony Scherr, Jenny Scheinman, Allison Miller|
|Artist-in-Residence Herbie Hancock|
|The tented Quad Stage is a big draw|