Newport Jazz Festival

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
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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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8:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
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Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet In Concert

Ambrose Akinmusire

Airs Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m.
Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is only 29; his bandmates hover around that age too. But not
only are they among the most sought-after and most distinctive players of their generation; they've
been working together as a band for years already. Their collaboration gave rise in 2011 to
'The Heart Emerges Glistening,' a svelte and darkly modernistic CD highlighted by Akinmusire's
clarion solos. The quintet performs from Newport's Harbor Stage on August 6, 2011.

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