Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Portrait Series
Portrait photos taken by Melissa Mergner of artists backstage during noted jazz festival
During the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival, JazzTimes set up a makeshift studio backstage in the ruins of Fort Adams, where we recorded a series of video interviews with various artists. The distressed building not only provided us with needed quiet and shade, but it also made for an interesting backdrop for photographic portraits.
Most of the subjects commented on the unique setting and a few suggested that it would make a great set for a music video. Maybe next year.