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  • Newport Six: Ambrose Akinmusire on Trumpets and Lunch

    August 7, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Ambrose Akinmusire stopped by our live broadcast tent to chat with Josh Jackson about the set he just played, fellow trumpeters he met here, and all-important at the Newport Jazz Festival, where to find lunch.

    Check back to our Newport blog for more exclusive interviews and performances all day!

  • Newport Five: A Very Rainy Sunday

    August 7, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

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    We're back for day two of our broadcast from the Newport Jazz Festival, streaming live until 7 p.m. It's pouring rain, but that hasn't stopped hundreds of jazz lovers from donning their ponchos, opening up their umbrellas and checking out their favorite musicians.

    A group of very wet jazz fans enjoy the Brubeck Brothers
    A group of rain-soaked jazz fans enjoy the Brubeck Brothers

    Coming up today, we'll be playing music from James Farm, Mingus Big Band, Avishai Cohen, Mario Castro, Ravi Coltrane, John Hollenbeck, Miguel Zenon, and Rudresh Mahanthappa with Bunky Green. Stay tuned to the live stream, and visit our broadcast partners at NPR Music for archived sets of each performance, including yesterday's shows. We'll also be recording another bonus video from inside Fort Adams -- if you haven't seen Steve Coleman's hit from yesterday, check it out here and here.

    And, like Josh below, you can enjoy all the music without getting wet!

    Your host Josh Jackson, staying nice and dry
    Your host Josh Jackson, keeping nice and dry
  • Newport Four: Steve Coleman Solo

    August 7, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Another highlight from our "flash jam" deep inside Fort Adams at the 2011 Newport Jazz festival - this time, alto saxophonist Steve Coleman solo. Check out our excerpt of Coleman with two more of his "Five Elements" - vocalist Jen Shyu and trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson - by clicking here, and check back to our Newport blog for more updates throughout the day!