Here's what one fan had to say…Newport Jazz Festival 2009 review

The Newport Jazz Festival founded by George Wein, 55 years ago holds a legendary place in the history of Jazz. This years festival was important for bringing such a diverse array of artists from old legends, to modern straight ahead hard-boppers, to bright young artists stretching the boundries of the jazz art form. The show is held at Fort Adams Park right on the New England shoreline. Its fairgrounds have three stages; the main Fort Stage, and two smaller stages, the Water Side and the Harbour Side. For two days, each stage hosts five performances. Read more »

Submitted by admin on August 11th, 2009 — 12:00am

The real heavy-metal moment belonged to the NCCU Big Band on the Marsalis Music Stage at Newport…

Date: 08.09.2009
Publication: The Providence Journal
Author: RICK MASSIMO Read more »

Jazzy day in Newport, by George

Date: 08.09.2009
Publication: Boston
Author: Bob Young Read more »

Submitted by Ben on August 9th, 2009 — 12:00am

Wein trumpets mix of old and new at Newport jazz fest

Date: 08.05.2009
Publication: Boston Herald
Author: Bob Young

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Submitted by Ben on August 5th, 2009 — 12:00am

Ellis Marsalis Honored at Ellington Jazz Festival

June 18, 2009

The patriarch of New Orleans’ most well known jazz family was honored during a sold-out concert at the John F. Kennedy Center this week that culminated the Fifth Annual Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.

Educator, composer, and musician, Ellis Marsalis, father of musicians Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis, was honored during a 2½ hour concert that included family anecdotes by his sons and tributes by jazz master Dr. Read more »

Submitted by Courtney on June 18th, 2009 — 01:20pm