Newport Jazz Festival

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Hosted by Wally Derleth

The Newport Jazz Festival, The First American Jazz Festival, was founded in 1954, and has been host to numerous legendary performances by iconic historic figures and contemporary geniuses. Historic moments since its inception include performance by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Referred to as a Mecca of jazz, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed in its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. 

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9:00pm

Tue January 31, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival 2011 - Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Airs Tuesday, January 31 at 9:00 p.m.  In New Orleans, jazz is a building block, a musical foundation. Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, fully embraces the future-funk and grimy rock back beats which bring crowds to their feet. But at his core, he's also a phenomenal jazz trombonist and singer from the Tremé neighborhood. Stardom awaits with the upcoming release of For True. Here, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue preview their headlining Newport Jazz Festival set with this more intimate Quad Stage show. 

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10:00pm

Tue January 17, 2012
Cultural and Community

Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Regina Carter's Reverse Thread In Concert

Regina Carter

Airs Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 p.m.  Like many jazz musicians before her, violinist Regina Carter mined her African cultural inheritance through music. Hers is a postmodern approach; her latest record, Reverse Thread, is as likely to source from field recordings of Ugandan Jews as from contemporary Afropop and beyond. It's also delightfully easygoing, intricate yet breezy. Carter and her unique band — featuring kora (West African harp) and accordion — are the first act at the main Fort Stage

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9:00pm

Tue December 27, 2011
Cultural and Community

Newport Jazz Festival 2011: New Black Eagle Jazz Band In Concert

New Black Eagle Jazz Band at Newport Jazz Festival 2011

Airs Tuesday, December 27 at 9:00 p.m.
The 40-year-old trad jazz band performed at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 6.

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8:00pm

Tue December 20, 2011
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Joey DeFrancesco Trio In Concert

Joey DeFrancesco at Newport Jazz Festival 2011

Airs Tuesday, December 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Not much in jazz combines the churchy moan and shaking hip quite like a Hammond B-3 organ.
And Joey DeFrancesco is one of its modern masters — he grew up around the instrument since birth
(his father is also a jazz organist), cut his first major-label album in his teens and has been honing his
innate swing instincts since then. He's 40 now, and will celebrate with an eponymous album in September;
at Newport, he brings a soulful trio to the Harbor Stage. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

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9:00pm

Tue December 13, 2011
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Grace Kelly with Phil Woods In Concert

Grace Kelly with Phil Woods at Newport Jazz Festival 2011

Airs Tuesday, December 13th at 9:00 p.m.
The Boston-area alto saxophonist Grace Kelly is 19. The NEA Jazz Master and alto saxophonist Phil
Woods is 79. But the ambitious Kelly has already won over many with impressive command of her
instrument — including the fleet-fingered Woods, who entered the studio with her (and pianist Monty
Alexander) in 2010 to make a recording. Man With The Hat salutes Woods' sartorial trademark; he'll
be Kelly's guest at the Harbor Stage in Newport. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

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