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Photos: Newport Jazz Festival 2012

The Newport Jazz Festival 2012 takes over the Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI on August 3-5, 2012.
Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI | August 3-5, 2012
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 10, 2012
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James Farm take jazz into songs

Typical of the festival's — and jazz's — rich crosscurrents these days is the collective quartet James Farm. This is a band with unassailable jazz bona fides.
Plus: A Newport Jazz Fest sampler
By JON GARELICK  |  August 05, 2011
Newport Jazz Festival (Day 3) at Fort Adams State Park

Newport Jazz Festival (Day 3) at Fort Adams State Park


Three of the music's mightiest trumpeters are part of the Newport Jazz Festival today. By now we know that there's no such thing as "standard...
By webteam  |  August 03, 2010
Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park

Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park


Photo: LYNN GOLDSMITH Get ready - it's a strong program at this year's CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival. It's also one of the years where key...
By webteam  |  August 03, 2010
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A Newport sampler

The Newport Jazz Festival (August 6-8) has plenty of big guns worth your attention on the main Fort Stage — from Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, and Wynton Marsalis with Dave Brubeck to the Maria Schneider Orchestra and Arturo O'Farrill's Lat
Six on the side
By JON GARELICK  |  July 30, 2010
Newport Folk Festival continues at Fort Adams State Park

Newport Folk Festival continues at Fort Adams State Park


Hats off to Levon Helm, the great singer and drummer from the Band who has recently made some of his best music since his late...
By webteam  |  July 28, 2010


Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park

Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park


"I don't want to get too popular," John Prine once told Austin City Limits with a smile. "I'd hate to go my grocery store and...
By webteam  |  July 28, 2010
Indie Art By the Sea

Indie Art By the Sea


You know hipness when you see it. We all do. Like the T-shirt that says "Rhode Island: 5% Bigger At Low Tide." Pretty hip. And...
By webteam  |  June 29, 2010
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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010
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Covering the bottom end - and the bottom line

The biggest news made by the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals the past two weekends was that they happened at all.
Newport Jazz comes back with a bang
By JON GARELICK  |  August 14, 2009
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Photos: George Wein's Folk Festival 2009

Photos from George Wein's 50th annual Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park, Newport.
Photos of Deer Tick, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and more at the Newport folk festival
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  August 07, 2009


Saxophone Sunday

Saxophone Sunday


This weekend's George Wein's Jazz Festival 55 offers a truly well-rounded program, and today's bill is an inspired mix that illustrates the music's current breadth....
By webteam  |  August 04, 2009
Saxophone Saturday

Saxophone Saturday


Call it Saxophone Saturday. All sorts of superb reed players take the stage at today's edition of George Wein's Jazz Festival 55. The vigor of...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2009
Newport Folk Fest 2009: 50th Anniversary

Newport Folk Fest 2009: 50th Anniversary


  This year’s a big ’un for the Newport Folk Fest, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2009 — as does the career of headliner...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 29, 2009
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Scholarship gigs

When in 1999 Björn Wennås moved from Sweden to Boston to study jazz guitar, he hardly imagined that he'd one day be playing in an ensemble that specializes in Italian folk music of the 12th to 19th centuries.
Newpoli and Steven Bernstein do their homework
By JON GARELICK  |  July 24, 2009
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Trail of tunes

The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009


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Cinematic

Talking with Nathaniel Facey, the alto-saxophonist in the London band Empirical, you find it difficult at first to pin down where and how the quintet developed their unusual compositional style.
Empirical go to the movies, plus the Hot 8
By JON GARELICK  |  July 28, 2008