Monday, August 26, 2019

More Newport moments

Here are a few visual moments from the 2019 edition of the Newport Jazz Festival, held August 2-4, along with one from the Thursday, August 1 One More Once concert that featured the festival's founding producer, George Wein. The Newport Jazz Festival began in 1954. 

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.

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George Wein and NJF Artistic Director Christian McBride
Jon Batiste

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

Dianne Reeves

Laurin Talese

Terence Blanchard

Aaron Diehl

PJ Morton

The tented Quad Stage is a big draw

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