Photos: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival Day 2

Trio 3, Roy Hargrove, Mary Halvorson, and Jon Batiste were among those braving Saturday's storms

The second day of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (Saturday, Aug. 4) was both a tough slog and an inspiration. The skies opened, the winds picked up, and the ground flooded, but the music kept playing. While Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander’s quartet dug into some classic bop, Trio 3—Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille—explored territories farther out, with a pause for Cyrille to offer a stirring solo tribute to Art Blakey. Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, Roy Hargrove, and Jon Batiste were just a few of the other artists who kept spirits high despite the audience’s battle with the elements. Capping off the day’s activities was singer Andra Day, making her belated Newport debut (she was scheduled to perform at the festival in 2017 but got sick). As she sang impassioned versions of Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” and her own “Rise Up,” the clouds parted and the sun returned—a near-magical Newport moment.

See photos from Day 1 of the Newport Jazz Festival.

See photos from Day 3 of the Newport Jazz Festival.

For more JazzTimes coverage of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, go here.

Isaiah J. Thompson at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Isaiah J. Thompson at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Roy Hargrove at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Roy Hargrove at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Trio 3—L to R: Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille—at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Trio 3—L to R: Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille—at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Oliver Lake at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Oliver Lake at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Reggie Workman at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Reggie Workman at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Andrew Cyrille at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Andrew Cyrille at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Mary Halvorson's Code Girl—L to R: Amirtha Kidambi, Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Ambrose Akinmusire—at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Mary Halvorson's Code Girl—L to R: Amirtha Kidambi, Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Ambrose Akinmusire—at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Mark Shim backstage at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Mark Shim backstage at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Mary Halvorson and Michael Formanek at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Mary Halvorson and Michael Formanek at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Ambrose Akinmusire at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Ambrose Akinmusire at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Tomas Fujiwara at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Tomas Fujiwara at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Grace Kelly and friends at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Grace Kelly and friends at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Marcello Gonçalves and Anat Cohen at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Marcello Gonçalves and Anat Cohen at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Louis Cole (far right) performs with his Big Band Blowout at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Louis Cole (far right) performs with his Big Band Blowout at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Jason Moran at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Jason Moran at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Camille Thurman at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Camille Thurman at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Charenée Wade at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Charenée Wade at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Jon Batiste performs in front of students from the Jazz House Kids Summer Workshop at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Jon Batiste performs in front of students from the Jazz House Kids Summer Workshop at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Laurie Anderson at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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Laurie Anderson at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Alan Nahigian)
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L to R: Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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L to R: Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Andra Day at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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Andra Day at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
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