Newport Jazz Festival

Monday's at 8:00 p.m.
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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 December 2, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue In Concert

Airs Monday, December 2 at 8 p.m.  The cresting New Orleans trombonist performed at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 6. In New Orleans, jazz is a building block, a musical foundation. Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, fully embraces the future-funk and grimy rock backbeats which bring crowds to their feet. But at his core, he's also a phenomenal jazz trombonist and singer from the Tremé neighborhood.

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8:00pm

Mon November 18, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

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

Regina Carter, violinist

Airs Monday, November 18 at 8 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 feature a mix of violin with kora (West African harp) and accordion along with drums and bass for a compelling blend of jazz and African roots that both infectious and energizing.

8:00pm

Mon November 4, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: New Black Eagle Jazz Band In Concert

Airs Monday, November 4 at 8 p.m. You might not exactly expect one of the world's premier traditional jazz groups to play their regular gigs in exurban Boston. But the members of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band are experts in ragtime, early New Orleans and Chicago styles, and small group swing — and have been together in one form or another since 1971. The Black Eagles head south to the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival to kick off action on the Harbor Stage. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival 2011.

8:00pm

Mon October 28, 2013
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Newport Jazz Festival: The Joey DeFrancesco Trio In Concert

Joey DeFrancesco

Airs Monday, October 28 at 8 p.m.  The Hammond B-3 organ maestro performed at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 6. This is an unhosted music-only set. If you use it, please credit Newark's WBGO, Boston's WGBH and NPR Music for the recording. Available for free to NPR member stations. 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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8:00pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Grace Kelly with Phil Woods In Concert

Grace Kelly & Phil Woods at Newport

Airs Monday, October 7 at 8 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.

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