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Top photographers capture memorable moments in festivals, concerts, and other major jazz events.

Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 1

For three warm and sunny days in and around Fort Adams in Newport, R.I., the 65th annual Newport Jazz Festival presented a wide array of musical artists. Performers on the opening Friday included bands both big (the Sun Ra Arkestra, led by Marshall Allen; Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society; the Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and small (Tia … Read More “Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 1”

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Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 3

Highlights of the third and final music-packed day at Newport included the high-powered and hilarious Sammy Miller & the Congregation; a three-piano tribute to Erroll Garner featuring Christian Sands, Tadataka Unno, and Helen Sung; Marcus Strickland’s compelling space explorations with Twi-Life; a scorching set from the Dafnis Prieto Big Band; and Camila Meza leading her … Read More “Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 3”

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Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 2

Among those on the bill for the busiest day at the 65th Newport Jazz Festival: the Royal Bopsters with special guest Sheila Jordan; Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy (paying tribute to Art Blakey); Joel Ross’ Good Vibes; the duo of Ravi Coltrane and David Virelles; Dee Dee Bridgewater; and Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller’s … Read More “Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 2”

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Photos: 2019 Montreal International Jazz Festival

When Alain Simard and André Ménard founded the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1979, it consisted of two concerts at one theater. Forty years later, the fest takes over much of Montreal for 10 days, presenting a dizzying array of performers and music styles in multiple venues, and its growth shows no sign of ceasing. … Read More “Photos: 2019 Montreal International Jazz Festival”

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Photos: The 24th Vision Festival in Brooklyn

Drummer Andrew Cyrille reveled in a collaboration with German reedman Peter Brötzmann during the concluding set of a marathon four-hour, mostly improvisational concert for the opening night of New York City’s 24th annual Vision Festival. On Tuesday, June 11, Cyrille, who curated the varied sets, received the Vision Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Since the 1960s, … Read More “Photos: The 24th Vision Festival in Brooklyn”

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Photos: 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Weekend 1

A Thursday monsoon made an inauspicious start for the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But spirits weren’t dampened long, and the bands played on through the weekend—among them Crescent City stalwarts like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Foundations of Funk featuring Ivan Neville, George Porter, and Zigaboo Modeliste. … Read More “Photos: 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Weekend 1”

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Photos: Princeton University Jazz Festival

On April 13, an Ivy League institution became an improvisational center as Princeton University welcomed an impressive roster of musicians to its main New Jersey campus for the university’s first jazz festival. Organized by Jazz at Princeton University—which is helmed by saxophonist and university jazz director Rudresh Mahanthappa—the day-long festival featured performances by students as … Read More “Photos: Princeton University Jazz Festival”

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Ryles in Memoriam

In our March tributes issue, JazzTimes honored not only the many individuals we lost in 2018 but also a place that has now become part of the past: Ryles, which stood at the corner of Hampshire and Inman Streets in Cambridge, Mass., for 41 years. Cambridge’s oldest jazz club and the second oldest such establishment … Read More “Ryles in Memoriam”

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Photos: Roy Hargrove Musical Celebration

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the close of the 2019 Jazz Congress, approximately 200 musicians gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick Rose Hall in New York to honor the memory of the late Roy Hargrove (1969-2018). Hosted by his close friend and frequent collaborator Christian McBride, the concert began with a traditional New Orleans … Read More “Photos: Roy Hargrove Musical Celebration”

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