Newport Jazz Concerts

  1. John Lee Hooker In Memoriam Newport Jazz: John Lee Hooker In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Aug 17, 1991 The Boogie Man performs "Crawlin' Kingsnake" and "Highway 13" with John Hammond at the 1991 Newport Jazz Festival.
  2. Dr. John In the Right Place Newport Jazz: Dr. John In the Right Place Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 The N'awlins music legend plays his "Right Place, Wrong Time" and funkifies Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" at Newport Jazz 2006.
  3. Ella Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday Newport Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday  New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Today marks the centennial of the First Lady of Song. Remember one of the most celebrated singers in the history of music with this 1977 concert in New Orleans.
  4. Max RoachGÇÖs Revolutionary Approach Newport Jazz: Max RoachGÇÖs Revolutionary Approach Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 For the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival, the drummer and bandleader showed that he was up-to-date by crossing into the modal and avant-garde camps.
  5. A Birthday Salute to Elvin Jones Newport Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Elvin Jones Avery Fisher Hall Jul 4, 1974 The drumming great, who was born on this day in 1927, leads a two-tenor frontline of Steve Grossman and Frank Foster in a '74 set.
  6. Happy Birthday, Sonny Rollins! Newport Jazz: Happy Birthday, Sonny Rollins! Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 The master tenor saxophonist turns 86 today. Hear him lead his quintet on "Love Letters," "Alfie's Theme" and "There Is No Greater Love" in '73.
  7. A Birthday Salute to Bill Evans Newport Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Bill Evans Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 25, 1976 The brilliant pianist who brought a new harmonic sensibility to jazz was born on this day in 1929. Hear a great trio set at Carnegie Hall in 1976.
  8. Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz: Happy Birthday, Annie Ross! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 The British-born singer, who turns 86 today, joins vocalese partners Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert on "Doodlin'" and "Ariegin" at Newport '60.
  9. Best of Newport Jazz
    1. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1968
  10. A Birthday Salute to Clifton Chenier Newport Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Clifton Chenier Beauregard Square Apr 23, 1970 The late king of zydeco, who was born on this day in 1925, plays "Les Bons Temps Rouler" and "Zydeco Boogie Woogie" in this 1970 set.
  11. A Benny Goodman Birthday Blast Newport Jazz: A Benny Goodman Birthday Blast Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1973 The King of Swing, born on this day in 1909, joins members of his classic Swing era quartet on "Moonglow" and "Sing, Sing, Sing" in '73.
  12. A Gil Evans Birthday Salute Newport Jazz: A Gil Evans Birthday Salute Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 The late composer-arranger, who was born in Toronto on this day in 1912, conducts his big band in this '73 set from Philharmonic Hall.
  13. A James Brown Birthday Salute Newport Jazz: A James Brown Birthday Salute Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969 The Godfather of Soul was born on this day in 1933. Hear him premiere "Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud" at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival.
  14. A Birthday Salute to Randy Weston Newport Jazz: A Birthday Salute to Randy Weston Central Park Jul 7, 1973 The great pianist-composer turns 90 today. Hear him perform "Hi-Fly" and "African Cookbook" with his African Rhythms big band in 1973.
  15. Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin! Newport Jazz: Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin! Nassau Coliseum Jul 8, 1973 The Queen of Soul turns 74 today. Hear her sing "Rock Steady," "Day Dreaming," "Dr. Feelgood" and "Spanish Harlem" in this 1973 concert.