Support
provided by:
close
 

Jazz

The Donny McCaslin Group performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Donny McCaslin Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013 WBGO

August 9, 2013 – The saxophone slayer goes electro-funk, complete with fuzz-dub bass, analog synths and hard grooves. WBGO

ListenPlaylist

Note the message on Kevin Eubanks' cap: "Meet You at the Blue Room." It's a nice club in Kansas City, in the historic district where Count Basie, Lester Young and Mary Lou Williams used to play.

Listen Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet WBGO

August 9, 2013 – An amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooves with the Kevin Eubanks Band. WBGO

Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert WGBH

August 5, 2013 – The New Orleans pianist finds a place for "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "The Entertainer." WGBH

ListenPlaylist

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live In Concert WGBH

August 5, 2013 – An original new-school New Orleans brass band celebrates three dozen years with bebop and funk. WGBH

ListenPlaylist

The Jim Hall Trio with Julian Lage performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage, Live In Concert WBGO

August 5, 2013 – One of the finest guitar players in jazz history, still at it at 82, confabs with a young phenom. WBGO

ListenPlaylist

Wayne Shorter performs with Herbie Hancock at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Wayne Shorter Quartet With Herbie Hancock, Live In Concert

August 4, 2013 – One of the most influential jazz composers of all time was joined by his quartet and an old friend.

ListenPlaylist

The Robert Glasper Experiment performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Robert Glasper Experiment, Live In Concert WBGO

August 4, 2013 – The pianist and his hip-hop hybrid band follows a Herbie Hancock tune with a Daft Punk cover. WBGO

ListenPlaylist

The Rez Abbasi Trio performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

Listen Rez Abbasi Trio, Live In Concert WGBH

August 4, 2013 – The guitarist's electronics-enhanced trio is driven by what its leader calls "textural surprise." WGBH

ListenPlaylist

The Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band, Live In Concert WGBH

August 4, 2013 – Take a New Orleans brass band, then shrink it: The trombonist makes a lot with only four members. WGBH

ListenPlaylist

Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

Listen Amir ElSaffar And Two Rivers, Live In Concert WBGO

August 4, 2013 – The Iraqi-American trumpeter and santur player leads his band in a Newport-commissioned work. WBGO

ListenPlaylist

The Ali Amr Experiment performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Ali Amr Experiment, Live In Concert

August 4, 2013 – The Berklee graduate has found a way to play a 72-string instrument called the qanun as jazz.

ListenPlaylist

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

Listen Mary Halvorson Quintet, Live In Concert WBGO

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

ListenPlaylist

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

Listen Bill Charlap Trio With Anat Cohen And Bob Wilber, Live In Concert WGBH

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

ListenPlaylist

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

Listen Terence Blanchard Quintet, Live In Concert WBGO

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

ListenPlaylist

Marcus Miller performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Watch NPR Music Presents The 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

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

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor