Friday, August 12, 2022

A third postcard from Newport

Here are more favorites from the 2022 edition of the  Newport Jazz Festival, held July 29-31 at Fort Adams State Park. This was my 41st consecutive trip to historic Newport to cover the  jazz festival. The streak started when producer George Wein brought the event back to Rhode Island in 1981 after a 10-year hiatus.

This year's festival brought a new addition: a small venue called the Foundation Stage near  the edge of the expansive Fort Stage lawn. It featured a variety of bands that played briefly during some of the main stage set changes. They included Sunday's mid-afternoon trio performance featuring trumpeter Michael Dudley. The Cincinnati native was a 2022 winner of an ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. He performed with drummer Eliza Salem and guitarist Robert Papacica. Dudley teaches in the jazz department at SUNY Potsdam.

Jazzmeia Horn

Theon Cross
Dan Wilson

Christian McBride

Christian McBride, Mike Stern, Brandee Younger

Turtle Island String Quartet (w/Terence Blanchard's band)
Shabaka Hutchings
Randy Brecker



Vijay Iyer

Marilyn Crispell

Lewis Nash

Anat Cohen


The Michael Dudley Trio
Neal Caine

Michael Dudley

Eliza Salem, Michael Dudley, Robert Papacica

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