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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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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
Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra


There are no "maybes" or "sort-ofs" when Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra set up shop. The famed trumpeter takes the jazz...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010
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Photos: Newport Jazz Festival 2010

Dave Brubeck, Anant Cohen, Wynton Marsalis, Lucia Micarelli, Grace Kelly, Maria Schneider and more, August 6 - 8, 2010
Dave Brubeck, Anant Cohen, Wynton Marsalis, Lucia Micarelli, Grace Kelly, Maria Schneider and more, August 6 - 8, 2010
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 13, 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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Happy returns

George Balanchine didn’t go in for productions of the old classic ballets.
Boston Ballet’s Coppélia , Alvin Ailey at the Wang
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 23, 2010


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Getting the story

Full-length written histories of jazz can be a slog. Especially since "the story of jazz" (as critic Marshall Stearns titled his 1956 tome) only gets longer and more complicated. Personally, on these prose-narrative trips along the New Orleans–New York
Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux sing jazz's many strains
By JON GARELICK  |  December 04, 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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Tours of duty

Clifford and Bang will celebrate Memorial Day weekend together at Highland Kitchen in Somerville this Sunday in a program called "Basic Training: An Evening of Art, Music, and Poetry."
John Clifford and Billy Bang's Vietnam; plus Icons Among Us and bye-bye Jazz Brunch
By JON GARELICK  |  May 22, 2009
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Fully loaded

One of the most hotly anticipated concerts of the season will be JOSHUA REDMAN's "Double Trio" concert at Berklee on January 22.
Joshua Redman, Cassandra Wilson, Lionel Loueke, and more
By JON GARELICK  |  December 30, 2008
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Close readings

The JCA has been at it since 1985, a collective of musicians who are primarily composers rather than players, in need of an outlet to hear their pieces.
Darrell Katz and the JCA, Ben Ratliff, Jeff Turton
By JON GARELICK  |  November 18, 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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Hybrid rhythmic engine

Fusions are the lifeblood of music, but too often they come with a whiff of high-concept gimmickry.
Nation Beat is a gas
By JON GARELICK  |  July 15, 2008
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Fact and fiction . . .

Of the 16 narrative films on deck this year at the Newport International Film Festival, several could be termed “coming-of-age.”
The whole wide world is on screen at the 10th Annual Newport International Film Festival
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007
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Tales from the ’hood

From the beat of the first hand-slapped tambourine, you know who you’re listening to.
Wynton takes some pot shots at pop culture
By JON GARELICK  |  March 20, 2007
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Brothers and other mothers

The single hottest ticket among jazz fans this season will be for the Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau Quartet.
Jazz in concerts and clubs
By JON GARELICK  |  March 13, 2007


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All them 88s!

From free to funky, it sometimes seems like a golden age of jazz piano.
 A whole lotta pianists and more
By JON GARELICK  |  December 28, 2006
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Crescent City queen

It’s a little more than a year since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and Irma Thomas’s life, like those of most residents of the city, has yet to return to normal.
Irma Thomas comes to Tanglewood
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 30, 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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In Wynton's silhouette

Wynton Marsalis’s iTunes exclusive Live Session — featured in Apple’s recent “Silhouettes” TV ad — is proof enough that jazz is as downloadable as any hip DJ mash-up.
Apple gets jazzed up
By ADAM GOLD  |  February 21, 2006