Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2017 Newport Jazz Festival

According to The New York Times, The Newport Jazz Festival is “not only the oldest jazz festival in the world but also one of the most highly esteemed.” This year the event celebrates its 63rd anniversary starting August 4th through August 6th. Some of the most revered names in jazz will perform next month such as: the newly named 2018 National Endowment of the Arts “Jazz Master” Joanne Brackeen, The six-time Grammy winning group Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, the very up-and-coming jazz artist Theo Croker, the five-time Grammy nominated Christian Sands Quartet, the highly regarded Branford Marsalis Quartet, and many more.

In honor of the upcoming festival, we have created a playlist of performers that have music available on Freegal. Streaming libraries have access to the playlist under “Freegal Playlists”. All of the artists captioned above have music on Freegal as well as:

Cécile Mclorin Salvant

Chris Potter

Esperanza Spalding

Andra Day

Henry Threadgill

Eric Alexander

The Rodriquez Brothers

Jimmy Greene

Vernon Reid

Cyrille Aimee

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Tim Warfield

Jason Palmer

John Medeski

Orrin Evans

Marilyn Crispell

Peter Evans

Gilad Hekselman

David Hazeltine

Joey DeFrancesco

Leslie Odom Jr.