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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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Ten best bets at the Newport Jazz Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival has been on a roll these last few years, blending the commercial clout of big names with the creative cred of adventurous newcomers.
High notes
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 03, 2012
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Pat Metheny's Unity Band

Pat Metheny's career has in a sense been defined by his omnivorous curiosity.
All is One
By JON GARELICK  |  July 27, 2012
Newport Jazz Festival August 2011

Photos: Esperanza Spalding, Michael Feinstein, Wynton Marsalis and more at Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival comes to Fort Adams State Park on August 5 - 7, 2011.
 Newport Jazz Festival | August 5 - 7, 2011
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 12, 2011
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Newport Jazz Festival turns left

At this year's edition, there was very little you couldn't call jazz — maybe Afropop star Angelique Kidjo or, if you were being especially churlish, New Orleans trombonist and trumpeter Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, with his funk-heavy set.
Now nonprofit, the event combines artistic and commercial viability
By JON GARELICK  |  August 12, 2011
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Some must-see acts at this weekend’s Newport Jazz Festival

To kick off the 2011 edition of the NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL , MICHAEL FEINSTEIN harks to the Voice's classic 1958 date, essaying a handful of Tin Pan Alley chestnuts in his own bravura-flecked style.
Horns of plenty
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 05, 2011


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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
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Post-millennial swing

It's not the solos, though they're usually as inviting as they are bracing. And it's not the charts, though they're often as persuasive as they are unpredictable.
Darcy James Argue's genre-stretching Secret Society
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 06, 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
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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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Newport Jazz Festival 2009

Jazzy!
Jazzy!
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 13, 2009
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The music man

Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 07, 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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Mixed messages

Given the sound of its first track (which is also the title of the album), you'd have every reason to think that 3play+'s debut CD is about to plunge you into Bill Frisell–style Americana.
3play+ do what they wanna; Melody Gardot follows her instincts
By JON GARELICK  |  June 05, 2009


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Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Christian Scott, and more
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 14, 2008
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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
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Guitar heroes too

“People simply can’t describe our music,” says drummer Andrew Barr of the Boston-based trio the Slip as he looks back over the band’s past decade together. The Slip, "Children of December" (mp3)
The Slip fall into the rock
By KEN MICALLEF  |  December 07, 2006
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Side by side by the waterside

Gold Sounds were in the middle of a hellacious set of Pavement covers at the JVC-Newport Jazz Festival last Saturday afternoon when a woman who appeared to be in her 70s turned to me and said, “This is the sleeper of the day! I was going to get a lemonad
A disparate diet of sounds at Newport
By JON GARELICK  |  August 15, 2006
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Border crossings

An in-demand sidewoman brings her own thing to Newport. Jenny Scheinman, "Into the Clearing" (mp3) Jenny Scheinman, "Tango for Luna" (mp3)
Jenny Scheinman’s gypsy jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  August 09, 2006


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Summer concert preview

Why cool down when the concert scene is just getting warmed up? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Some ideas on how to rock away the summer months.
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 19, 2006
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Going on sale, May 19, 2006

Pink, Foo Fighters, Mission of Burma, Roger Waters, Newport Folk Festival, and Newport Jazz Festival, plus Def Leppard shares a bill with Journey
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 15, 2006