Together with NPR Music, WGBH is happy to be returning to the Newport Jazz Festival for a live webcast and recording Aug. 6-7, 2011. Listen for WGBH hosts Eric Jackson and Steve Schwartz, as they announce some of the 2011 acts from the stage.
Along with hosts, engineers and producers from WBGO (New Jersey/New York) and WYPR (Baltimore), WGBH and NPR Music we'll be presenting a live online stream of concerts from "the grandfather of jazz festivals." You can visit npr.org/newportjazz for live coverage — including photos, blog and Twitter updates and the webcast — and revisit the site afterwards to explore a trove of festival recordings, including video highlights. Recordings from 2010 and 2009 are there now.
Once again, founder George Wein and his team have devised a diverse lineup for his signature jazz event. Iconic musicians like Eddie Palmieri, Wynton Marsalis, Randy Weston and Charles Lloyd are scheduled to perform, while exciting younger players like Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi and Trombone Shorty will play multiple sets. Also on the lineup are bands led by Steve Coleman, Joey DeFrancesco, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green, Regina Carter, Avishai Cohen, Ambrose Akinmusire and many more. A schedule of our broadcast will appear close to the weekend of Aug. 6-7.
For more information about the lineup, visit the official Newport Jazz Festival website.
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