Newport Jazz Festival

8:00pm

Mon June 23, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage

Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage

Airs Monday, June 23 at 8 p.m. One of the finest guitar players in jazz history — who made all those classic records with Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Ron Carter and so on — is still at it at age 82. Fittingly, Jim Hall's rhythm section at Newport is top-shelf international caliber: Scott Colley (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums). And Julian Lage, a much younger guitar phenom, joined in a cross-generational confab of guitar heroes.

Personnel

Jim Hall, guitar
Scott Colley, bass
Lewis Nash, drums
Julian Lage, guitar

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8:00pm

Mon June 16, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band Live

Airs Monday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Take a New-Orleans-style brass band, then cram it into a Volkswagen Golf: That's the general principle of how trombonist Ray Anderson's band makes a joyful noise with only four members. Matt Perrine is the sousaphonist of choice for many a New Orleans group; his bass line supports the trombone-trumpet free-for-all. The Pocket Brass Band presents music from his Sweet Chicago Suite, inspired by his hometown.

Personnel

Ray Anderson, trombone
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Matt Perrine, sousaphone
Eric McPherson, drums

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8:00pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live

Jon Batiste And Stay Human

Airs Monday, June 9 at 8 p.m. A 20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jonathan Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He now lives in New York — he met his band in school at Juilliard — and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. But Stay Human is named for its dedication to live music magic, which results in second-line-style parades in the subways and through the Lower East Side. It's perfect for Newport's festive ssetting — and yes, there's a tuba.

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8:00pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Robert Glasper Experiment Live

Airs Monday, June 2 at 8 p.m. One gets the sense that the pianist feels completely at ease with his Experiment quartet, running his right hand in circles, cracking jokes and switching directions on the fly. Along the way, he's cracked the mold of how jazz might approach the hip-hop and R&B of today.

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8:00pm

Mon May 26, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra Live

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra

Airs Monday, May 26 at 8 p.m. Eddie Palmieri has earned the right to be confident: He's been leading Latin jazz and salsa bands for more than 50 years, and playing in them even longer. "I don't guess I'm going to excite you with my band," he's been known to say. "I know it." For a performance on Newport's main stage, he assembled a large group for maximum effect.

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