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The audience at the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival.
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August 1, 2014 The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60 this year, and NPR Music will be there for the anniversary. When we're not recording, we'll be checking out bands led by Vijay Iyer, John Zorn, Ron Carter and more.
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December 13, 2013 Italian pianist Stefano Bollani stretches the limits of imagination with improvisations ranging from quirky to transcendent. Virtuoso technique and a keen harmonic sense bolster Bollani's improvisations, which are influenced as much by Charlie Parker as Prokofiev and Zappa.
March 22, 2007 Trumpeter Enrico Rava, one of the first Italian musicians to have worked and recorded in America in the 1960s, has a sound that blends an Italian flow and colors with the configuration of jazz. Hear him at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
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