Photo Gallery: Newport Jazz Festival 2015

Ken Franckling's pics of the weekend's highlights

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

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.