A Newport Jazz Mix 2011

The pianist Hiromi plays two sets at this year's Newport Jazz Festival: one solo hit, one trio performance. i i

hide captionThe pianist Hiromi plays two sets at this year's Newport Jazz Festival: one solo hit, one trio performance.

Sakiko Nomura/Courtesy of the artist
The pianist Hiromi plays two sets at this year's Newport Jazz Festival: one solo hit, one trio performance.

The pianist Hiromi plays two sets at this year's Newport Jazz Festival: one solo hit, one trio performance.

Sakiko Nomura/Courtesy of the artist

For those of you who, like us at NPR Music, can't wait for our Newport Jazz Festival live webcast to begin (giddy schoolgirl squeal!), hang tight. Our broadcast partner WBGO has put together a little mix of music from artists performing at this year's event. You can hear that stream — as well as the live webcast this weekend, Aug. 6-7 — at npr.org/newportjazz.

In other Newport news, the Festival has finally announced its schedule of performances for this weekend. If you wander about their site, you'll see the Festival is regularly offering free downloads of tracks from their artists this year through the News and Updates section. We'll be posting our broadcast schedule (subject to change, of course) this Friday, and going live on Saturday and Sunday.

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