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

Photos: Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

On Dec. 2, 2018, drummer/composer Makaya McCraven celebrated the recent release of his ambitious Universal Beings album—recorded in four cities with a dazzling array of boundary-pushing musicians—by putting on a special show in New York with 10 of those illustrious guest stars. Joining him onstage at Le Poisson Rouge (in a performance that was part … Read More “Photos: Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC”

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Photos: Jazz Philadelphia Summit 2018

The first annual Jazz Philadelphia Summit was held November 2-3, 2018 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. The conference was produced by the newly formed Jazz Philadelphia organization, led by executive director Heather Blakeslee and president Gerald Veasley, the noted bassist and bandleader. Over … Read More “Photos: Jazz Philadelphia Summit 2018”

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Photos: 2018 BRIC JazzFest

The fourth annual BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn, N.Y., was a four-night extravaganza. First, Antibalas played its potent blend of Afrobeat for the festival’s kickoff night on Oct. 13. Then, from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, there was the three-night live music marathon, featuring sets by Terence Blanchard, Stefon Harris & Blackout with Casey Benjamin, JD … Read More “Photos: 2018 BRIC JazzFest”

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Photos: 2018 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

On Sept. 29, 2018, six blocks of Columbus Avenue in Boston, Mass., were closed off for the annual Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival. Along with an array of food and drink vendors, arts, crafts, and a so-called “instrument petting zoo,” music was presented on three stages by an intriguing roster of artists that included Gregory Lewis, … Read More “Photos: 2018 Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival”

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Photos: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival Day 3

On the final day of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (Sunday, Aug. 5), sunshine returned—along with tropical temperatures—to Fort Adams State Park. For his third set of the fest, Charles Lloyd turned to his “Friends,” including Lucinda Williams, Jason Moran, Marvin Sewell, Stuart Mathis, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland. Particularly righteous sets were put on … Read More “Photos: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival Day 3”

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Photos: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival Day 2

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 … Read More “Photos: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival Day 2”

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Photos: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival Day 1

The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival may not be remembered fondly for its weather—a Saturday-afternoon monsoon turned Fort Adams State Park into a giant mud puddle, and Sunday brought high heat and humidity—but its musical high points were many, and JazzTimes photographers Marek Lazarski and Alan Nahigian were there for all three days to capture them (with … Read More “Photos: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival Day 1”

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