Newport Jazz Festival
The JVC Jazz Festival Newport takes over Fort Adams State Park. Performances are spread across three stages and the program is suitably impressive, as you would expect from an event celebrating more than 50 years of the best live jazz.
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One of the most gifted, influential, and ubiquitous jazz bassists of the 20th century, Ron Carter made his name in the early 1960s in the bands of Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, and others....
British jazz bassist famed for his work with Miles Davis, and subsequently the leader of an acclaimed big band. ~ Rovi
Robert "Bobby" McFerrin, Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is a jazz and a cappella vocal performer, vocal improviser and conductor. He is best known for his 1988 hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy"....
Since 1988, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra has served as the in-house big band for New York City’s premier arts showcase Lincoln Center. It is the orchestral medium for various projects and commissions, usually highlighting and/or honoring composers and performers who’ve made major contributions to jazz’s rich legacy....
Native New Yorker John Zorn is one of the most important, influential figures in avant-garde jazz, particularly the downtown NYC improv scene. Zorn started out in the 1970s, forging a new template for jazz-based improvisation, drawing inspiration from both '60s free jazz and experimental New Music composition....
Lke his legendary, almost mythic father, John Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane is a tenor saxophonist, but he didn’t go into the family business the usual way. Ravi was only two years old when his father died so the elder Coltrane's musical legacy wasn't an issue for the son until much later on....
Pianist with recordings for Blue Note, well-versed in jazz history as well as modern sounds of R&B and hip-hop. ~ Rovi
We are a large ensemble devoted to bringing uncompromised, original music to a non-exclusive audience. In a crazy, twisted way, we play dance music. It's also art music. I suppose it's just music....
A vibrant, strikingly gifted Puerto Rican jazz saxophonist, teacher and imaginative composer. ~ Rovi
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