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Newport Jazz Festival

Monday's at 8:00 p.m.
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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8:00pm

Mon April 28, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Rez Abbasi Trio Live

Airs Monday, april 28 at 8 p.m. Guitarist Rez Abbasi's new electronics-enhanced trio is driven by what its leader calls "textural surprise." As heard on the 2012 album Continuous Beat, the Pakistani-born guitarist's newest repertoire was inspired by the late drummer Paul Motian. On wax, that's a point of departure to explore material as diverse as tunes by Motian's contemporaries, Indian ragas and "The Star-Spangled Banner." Abbasi returns to Newport with a set of original compositions — and one Keith Jarrett tune. 

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8:00pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Donny McCaslin Group

Donny McCaslin

Airs Monday, April 21 at 8 p.m. Should you ever meet Donny McCaslin, you'll encounter an imposingly tall fellow who's one of the nicest guys you'll shake hands with — and who wields a sax like few others. His band has gone electro-funk with fuzz-dub bass, analog synths and hard grooves. One of his newer tunes is called "Stadium Jazz," which is a little tongue-in-cheek and with a little bit of the grand vision implied. They played a side stage in the morning. The audience didn't know what hit 'em.

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8:00pm

Mon April 14, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Terence Blanchard Quintet Live

Terence Blanchard Quintet

Airs Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m.  As a whole, Terence Blanchard's high-functioning quintet reliably serves up sleek modernism in the form of post-bop jazz. Individually, its members are also becoming great composers: Blanchard's new album, Magnetic, features tunes from everyone in the band. The new repertoire sees Blanchard cop some electric feels for his trumpet. And a guest turn from guitarist Lionel Loueke, who also appears on the album, makes this band a rare six-person quintet.

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8:00pm

Mon April 7, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Ali Amr Experiment

Ali Amr Experiment

Airs Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m. Berklee College of Music graduate Ali Amr grew up in the Palestinian territories, where music was literally what kept him off the streets. He's translated that into a prepossessing command of the 72-string instrument called the qanun, and at Berklee, he's found a way to blend it into in a fluid, jazz-based improvising context. Like Robert Glasper, Amr calls his hybridized band the Experiment; that word has a different connotation in his hands.

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8:00pm

Mon March 24, 2014
New Orleans Jazz Festival

New Orleans Jazz Festival: Blues Night

Satan and Adam
Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Airs Monday, March 24 at 8 p.m.  Join us this week for the next program from the New Orleans Jazz Festival showcasing highlights from the 2013 festival. Tonight, Blues will be featured with Satan and Adam on stage.

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