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Toast Of The Nation

Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert

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

Jon Batiste And Stay Human In Concert

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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.

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors With David Sanchez In Concert

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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.

Gregory Porter In Concert

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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.

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society In Concert

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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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'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.

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

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