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Newport Jazz comes back with a bang
The biggest news made by the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals the past two weekends was that they happened at all.
By JON GARELICK  |  August 14, 2009
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Newport Jazz Festival 2009

By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 13, 2009
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The music man

George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 05, 2009

Photos: George Wein's Folk Festival 2009

Photos of Deer Tick, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and more at the Newport folk festival
Photos from George Wein's 50th annual Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park, Newport.
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  August 04, 2009

Scholarship gigs

Newpoli and Steven Bernstein do their homework
When in 1999 Björn Wennås moved from Sweden to Boston to study jazz guitar, he hardly imagined that he'd one day be playing in an ensemble that specializes in Italian folk music of the 12th to 19th centuries.
By JON GARELICK  |  August 04, 2009

Trail of tunes

Music al fresco at summer fests
The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 09, 2009

Year in Jazz: Playing for keeps

By JON GARELICK  |  December 22, 2008

Photos: Newport Jazz Festival

Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Christian Scott, and more
Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Christian Scott, and more
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 14, 2008

State of the art

Newport's Jazz ID check
You could find just about any kind of jazz you wanted on the three stages at the JVC Jazz Festival in Newport last weekend.
By JON GARELICK  |  August 14, 2008

Underplaying to the Max

"A Celebration of Jazz & Joyce," Symphony Hall, September 28, 2007
All-star blowouts at Symphony Hall are fraught with risk.
By JON GARELICK  |  October 02, 2007

Trane, Joyce Dee Dee, Sco, and more

A jam-packed season of jazz
The official kickoff to the season begins with the week of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert.
By JON GARELICK  |  September 12, 2007

Birds of a feather

The jazz flocks gather at Newport
What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
By JON GARELICK  |  August 15, 2007

Summer concert preview

Some ideas on how to rock away the summer months.
Why cool down when the concert scene is just getting warmed up? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 19, 2006

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