Photo Gallery: Newport Jazz Festival 2015

Ken Franckling's pics of the weekend's highlights

The 2015 Newport Jazz Festival, as always, featured a widely diverse roster of artists. Photographer and blogger Ken Franckling was there and captured many of the weekend’s highlights for JazzTimes.

 At 89, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson was the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival elder statesman
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Lou Donaldson Quartet, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
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Joey Alexander at his encore mini-set at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival’s Quad Stage
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Joey Alexander, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
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Saxophonist Matana Roberts performed with her band Coin Coin at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Drummer Jack DeJohnette’s Made in Chicago with Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill and Larry Gray: Newport Jazz Festival 2015
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Hiromi and Michel Camilo, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
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Hiromi and Michel Camilo, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
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Pianist Christian Sands’ quartet inaugurated the new Storyville indoor stage August 1 at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Bassist Christian McBride’s trio with Christian Sands and Ulysses Owens at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Cassandra Wilson and saxophonist Robby Marshall at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Cassandra Wilson brought her Billie Holiday centennial tribute to the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Pianist Aaron Diehl’s trio at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival’s Storyville club stage
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Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Newport Jazz Festival producer George Wein and interviewer Nate Chinen discuss Miles Davis at the 2015 festival
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Scott Robinson’s instrumental arsenal for his Doctette performance at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Bob Dorough in the crowd for saxophonist Scott Robinson’s 2015 Newport Jazz Festival set
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Kneebody made its first Newport Jazz Festival appearance, July 2015
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Tom Harrell Quintet (Harrell on trumpet; drummer Johnathan Blake; saxophonist Wayne Escoffery; pianist Danny Grissett; bassist Ugonna Okegwo), 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Snarky Puppy at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Triumph of Trumpets teamed Jon Faddis, Sean Jones and 2014 Monk Competition winner Marquis Hill (soloing) at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Trumpeter Peter Evans made a quartet appearance at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Trumpeter Peter Evans made a quartet appearance at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Guitarist Pat Martino (r.) and Hammond B-3 player Pat Bianchi at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Bluesman Lucky Peterson at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Pianist Gerald Clayton at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Pianist Gerald Clayton at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Pat Martino, Newport Jazz Festival 2015
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