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Boston Scenes 9-5-19: The Newport Jazz Festival 65th Anniversary

Common. PHOTO: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Ron Carter. PHOTO: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Theon Cross. PHOTOS: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Russell Malone. PHOTOS: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
James Francis. PHOTO: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Shabaka Hutchings. PHOTO: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Tarriona Ball. PHOTO: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Dee Dee Bridgewater. PHOTO: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Elew. PHOTO: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Jonathan Mones — Ghost Note. PHOTO: JOE ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY

The Newport Jazz Festival, which took place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI, has been an annual event since 1954!

The Festival was founded by George Wein and its current Artistic Director — the legendary standup bass musician, Christian McBride.

This year’s festival took place August 2nd through 4th and featured over 60 musical performances. Artists included were Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Dee Dee Bridgewater, the Ron Carter trio, Ravi Coltrane, Kamasi Washington, Terrence Blanchard, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Alphonso Horn, Tank and the Bangas and Common! Fans were treated to Jazz, Blues, Soul and Hip Hop Music under beautiful blue skies at this epic waterfront park.

Save the date for next year’s 66th Newport Jazz Festival July 31st–August 2nd, 2020! For more information email Jazz@newportfestivals.org.

 

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