So you missed the Newport Jazz Festival this year. Maybe you’ve been before; maybe you have just heard about the epic amount of music that occurs there each year—but either way there is no need for us to sing the praises of the festival because by now that’s common knowledge. What we’ve got for you today is some live recordings from this year’s festival courtesy of the folks over at NPR Music, WBGO as well as others. Check out the recordings from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival and be sure to make it out next year—it’s worth the trip.
The historic Newport Jazz Festival announced some very exciting additional acts for what is sure to be another great year for the festival. Featuring Wayne Shorter’s 80th Birthday Celebration: Wayne Shorter Quartet with special guests Herbie Hancock ,Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, & Brian Blade; for starters makes this a must-attend event.
The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival will be held on August 4th and 5th in Newport, Rhode Island. Yet, don’t get too bummed out if you can’t make it out to the festival this year. NPR will be getting help from WBGO to stream a number of the performances live on their site from the “the grandfather of jazz festivals.”