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Jazz Night In America Videos

Jon Batiste Leads A Private Street Parade Atop A Fort

O'er the ramparts of 190-year-old Fort Adams, the bandleader urged our cameras to "Believe in Love."

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Field Recordings

The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

These European gypsy jazz masters closed the Newport Jazz Festival. Then they played one more.

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Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts

Miguel Zenón's 'Identities Are Changeable'

The saxophonist and composer explores national identity in a new suite of music for big band.

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Field Recordings

Chorale For Horns And iPad App, In The Pouring Rain WBGO

Rain prohibited a Brian Blade drumming showcase. So his band worked out a different kind of beauty.

David Sanchez and the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors perform at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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David Sanchez With The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, Live In Concert

The Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist joins a select international band from one of jazz's top schools.

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Gregory Porter, Live In Concert

The commanding singer of "Water" and "Liquid Spirit" cuts through day-long rain in a triumphant set.

Darcy James Argue conducts the Secret Society in a new big-band piece at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Live In Concert

Slyly saluting Duke Ellington, the bandleader premieres a 35-minute work and other unrecorded tunes.

Cécile McLorin Salvant performed two sets at Newport, including one for a main-stage crowd on the festival's sunny opening day. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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A Blog Supreme

Newport Jazz 2014 In Photos

The 60th anniversary of the festival saw more than 45 bands perform overlooking the water.

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Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert

The young pianist led his band in turbocharged standards, rags and original party anthems.

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'As Long As They Want To Play': Newport Jazz At 60

Since its inception in 1954, the festival has survived rainstorms, genre wars and a few near-riots.