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The Mary Halvorson Quintet performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 4, 2013 – A guitarist who sounds like no other leads a band in compositions filled with left-hand turns. WBGO

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The Bill Charlap Trio with Anat Cohen and Bob Wilber performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

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August 4, 2013 – An elegant trio is crashed by a clarinet summit when a veteran reedman and a Cohen sibling join in. WGBH

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The Terence Blanchard Quintet performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 4, 2013 – The trumpeter's high-functioning group of sleek modernists are joined by guitarist Lionel Loueke. WBGO

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Gregory Porter performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

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August 4, 2013 – The next great male jazz singer previews two songs from the forthcoming Liquid Spirit at Newport. WBGO

Marcus Miller performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 3, 2013 – Relive the festival with sets by Wayne Shorter, Gregory Porter, Mary Halvorson and more.

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August 2, 2013 – Robert Glasper, Marcus Miller and Wayne Shorter with Herbie Hancock highlight our live stream.

Dee Alexander is among the artists leading a band for the first time at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

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July 31, 2013 – The granddaddy of jazz festivals has branched out in recent years in search of new names.

Kurt Elling performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 7, 2012 – The mannered, declamatory singer bellows in front of a band featuring pianist Laurence Hobgood. WGBH

David Gilmore from Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi is all smiles at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 6, 2012 – View a gallery featuring Jack DeJohnette, Jenny Scheinman, Kurt Elling and Bill Frisell.

John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – The drummer sets the poems of Kenneth Patchen to music, with singers Kurt Elling and Theo Bleckmann. WBGO

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Saxophonists Lihi Haruvi (left) and Matthew Halpin (center) and violinist Alex Hargreaves  (right) of The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – Top students from the school's international program perform with the sparkling drummer Adam Cruz.

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Saxophonist Miguel Zenón performs with pianist Laurent Coq at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – The saxophonist teams up with pianist Laurent Coq to write music based on a Julio Cortázar novel. WGBH

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Ryan Truesdell conducts his Gil Evans Centennial Project onstage at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – What if the late composer-arranger Gil Evans left behind unrecorded masterpieces? Here's the answer.

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The Three Cohens — Anat (right), Avishai (trumpet, center) and Yuval (left) — perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – Yuval, Anat and Avishai Cohen are top-tier jazz musicians. They're also siblings in a family band.

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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.