Newport Jazz Festival

August 1, 2 & 3, 2014

We Morning Zealot Dogs’ gather early for the Newport Jazz Festival

Providence Journal

Seagulls provide the soundtrack and fresh coffee mixed with the musty aroma of the ocean provides the scent as we stand, sit, talk, and wait for Fort Adams’ gates to open for the first day of the Newport Jazz Festival.

We Morning Zealot Dogs, 30 or so of us, from all over the United States, have been in line since 8:15 a.m., a few as early as 8, to get into the festival. It’s our annual ritual, and we know each other from years of similar preparation.

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“I’d like to start with a moment from the second Newport Jazz Festival in 1955 when Miles Davis walked offstage and complained to you that Thelonious Monk was playing the wrong changes to his own song.”


George Wein: A Conversation with the Father of the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals

- Relix

David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco, Warren Wolf, and Billy Hart walkin’! #NJF60 #newportjazz
Our founder George Wein and The Newport All Stars! Very swingin’ as always. #NJF60 #newportjazz #jazz
Rainy Day, Dream Away… because it isn’t stopping our amazing fans! You guys toughed out the weather today and kept that vibe happening! #NJF60 #newportjazz
#wyntonmarsalis burning through “Resolution” from Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” #NJF60 #newportjazz
The wall of #newportjazz #hashtags #NJF60
#NJF60 is just a few days away! We hope to see you there!! #newportjazz #jazz
Some amazing music will be played in the next two weeks on this stage - Hope to see you there! #NJF60 #newportjazz #jazz

@newportjazzfest NY office heading to Newport, RI for the festivals! Join us! #milesdavis #NJF60 #newportjazz #jazz #roadtrip