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JD Allen

Listen JD Allen Trio In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WGBH

February 15, 2011 – The tenor saxophonist writes compact, fleshy little themes. Then the band swings 'em like mad. WGBH

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Matt Wilson Quartet at Newport Jazz 2010; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR

Listen Matt Wilson Quartet In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WGBH

February 15, 2011 – The easygoing drummer brought his working band to Newport with a string quartet and guest vocalist. WGBH

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Fly

Listen Fly In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WGBH

February 15, 2011 – The collective of Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard plays with open, soaring grooves. WGBH

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Dave Douglas

Listen Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WBGO

August 8, 2010 – The noted trumpeter and composer leads a compact-but-mighty brass ensemble with style and verve. WBGO

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Ben Allison Band in concert at Newport Jazz 2010; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR

Listen Ben Allison In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WBGO

August 8, 2010 – The bassist's constant search for new timbres has made him one of the most engaging composers today. WBGO

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Amina Figarova; credit Erik Jacobs for NPR

Listen Amina Figarova In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010

August 8, 2010 – The globetrotting pianist discovered her compositional calling updating knotty, post-bebop jazz.

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Gretchen Parlato

Listen Gretchen Parlato In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WGBH

August 7, 2010 – Parlato uses her light and feathery voice in ways that request and reward further attention. WGBH

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Rez Abbasi

Listen Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WGBH

August 7, 2010 – The guitarist, who treads between South Asian music and full-on jazz, brings his band to Newport. WGBH

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Trio Da Paz; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR

Listen Trio Da Paz With Harry Allen In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WBGO

August 7, 2010 – Three top-tier musicians play Brazilian jazz from the inside out, with a soulful guest on tenor sax. WBGO

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Julian Lage

Listen Julian Lage Group In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WBGO

August 7, 2010 – The young guitar prodigy has matured into a composer with intriguing, idiom-melding vision. WBGO

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