Newport Jazz Festival
Aug 4, 2013 — Among the most influential jazz composers ever, the saxophonist turns 80 this year. He returns to Newport to celebrate, and his old friend Herbie Hancock also swung through to mark the occasion.
Aug 4, 2013 — Hear a freewheeling set of vamps and vocoder from the hip-hop hybrid band, with a Herbie Hancock tune followed by a Daft Punk cover.
Aug 5, 2013 — The fiery pianist has earned the right to be confident: He's been leading Latin jazz bands for over 50 years. "I don't guess I'm going to excite you with my band," he's been known to say. "I know it."
Aug 5, 2013 — One of the finest guitarists in jazz history — who made classic records with Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Ron Carter and so on — is still at it at age 82. Hear him perform with a younger guitar phenom.
Aug 5, 2013 — A 20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans tradition, Batiste has an entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He met his band at Juilliard — and does "modern jazz" with a metropolitan flair.
Aug 23, 2013 — The sight of the saxophonist raising his foot during a gritty solo has become common to Newport Jazz crowds. His latest record is a collection of ballads, but this program isn't quite so calm.
Aug 5, 2013 — See Michel Camilo's stomping Oxfords and Esperanza Spalding's vibrating bass in pixel portraits.
Aug 4, 2013 — Here's the next great male jazz singer. His forthcoming album is great, but he's even better live, surrounded with a long-running band that knows what he's after and enables it splendidly.
Aug 4, 2013 — A guitarist who sounds like no other, Halvorson can both astound and confound, with craggy phrasing, strange pitch-bends and pedal effects galore. She arrives at Newport as a bandleader.
Aug 5, 2013 — 2013 marked three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it both bebop and funk. Hear their danceable Newport set.