2016 Newport Jazz Festival

Joey Alexander, Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter and more

Clarinetist Anat Cohen brought her Tentet to the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Bassist Ben Williams
Bassist Ben Williams performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival (photo by Ken Franckling)
Charles Lloyd - headliner at 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Chick Corea at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival’s opening night performance at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Casino
Chick Corea’s Trilogy with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival (photo by Ken Franckling)
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival (photo by Ken Franckling)
Saxophonist Donny McCaslin and bassist Nate Wood at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Etienne Charles shifted between trumpet and congas at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Gregory Porter at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Brothers Jimmy and Albert “Tootie” Heath at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Keyboard player Jason Lindner performed with Donny McCaslin at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Pianist Henry Butler, who performed solo and with The Hot 9 he co-leads with trumpeter Steven Bernstein, talked photography with John Abbott during his JazzTimes portrait shoot at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
José James at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Kamasi Washington signs a fan’s backpack at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Karl Wright gives his Jamaican drum kit a final tune-up for Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express performance at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Lizz Wright performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Bassist Miles Mosley brought a social media touch to Kamasi Washington’s two 2016 Newport Jazz Festival performances
Monty Alexander performed with his Harlem-Kingston Express at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Guitarist Nels Cline premiered his “Lovers” project at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Robert Glasper at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Rossano Sportiello in the cozy Storyville Club at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Joe Lovano at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Galactic drummer Stanton Moore at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Singer Tierney Sutton performed her “After Blue” Joni Mitchell project with the subtle accompaniment of guitarist Serge Merlaud and cellist Mark Summer at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Drummer Tyshawn Sorey at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Gregory Porter with bassist Jahmal Nichols and drummer Emanuel Harrold at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

From July 29-31, the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival took place on Rhode Island’s scenic waterfront and included such acts as Kamasi Washington, Joey Alexander, Nels Cline, Etienne Charles, Chick Corea, Anat Cohen, Charles Lloyd, Edmar Castañeda and more. And despite a soggy opening day, the music forged ahead.

Photographer Ken Franckling was on the scene to capture the festival’s stellar sets. For more Newport coverage, visit JazzTimes.com.

For more information on the festival, visit the official website.