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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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Ken Vandermark Powerhouse at Newport Jazz Festival; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR

Listen Ken Vandermark's Powerhouse Sound In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WBGO

August 8, 2010 – The prolific improviser's band carefully reassembles, then zealously blows over funk and dub beats. WBGO

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Read Relive The Newport Jazz Festival 2010

August 8, 2010 – Hear archived concerts and see photos from the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival.

Jon Faddis

Listen Jon Faddis Quintet In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WBGO

August 8, 2010 – One of most thoroughly talented jazz trumpeters ever to walk the earth unleashes his regular band. WBGO

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Dave Binney Quartet at Newport Jazz; credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR

Listen Dave Binney Third Occasion Quartet In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WGBH

August 8, 2010 – An altoist central to New York's underground brought an A-list band to Newport's broad daylight. 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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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Septet

Listen Berklee Global Jazz Institute Septet In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WGBH

August 7, 2010 – Some of Berklee's top talent studies in a program directed by Danilo Perez. Seven members perform. WGBH

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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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Darcy James Argue

Listen Darcy James Argue's Secret Society In Concert: Newport Jazz Festival 2010 WBGO

August 7, 2010 – More than a half-century after big bands were popular, Argue filters pop music through his big band. WBGO

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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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About The Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival, was founded by jazz pianist George Wein in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of its kind devoted entirely to jazz, and is now universally acknowledged as the grandfather of all jazz festivals. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.