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Photo Gallery: The Newport Jazz Festival 2014 by John Abbott

Three inspired days of music and musicians

Jon Batiste, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Grace Kelly, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
The Cookers, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Aaron Diehl, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Jon Irabagon, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Erik Friedlander, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Darcy James Argue, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Lew Tabackin, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Rudresh Mahanthappa and son, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Dave Douglas, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Helen Sung, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Ralph Alessi, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Joey DeFrancesco, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
SFJAZZ Collective, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Vijay Iyer, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Oran Etkin, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Steve Lehman, Newport Jazz Festival 2014
Aaron Diehl and Cécile McLorin Salvant, Newport Jazz Festival 2014

Photographer John Abbott on the accompanying photos from the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival:

“Three inspired days of music and musicians. I set up my makeshift photo studio within earshot of the Quad Stage inside the beautifully decrepit officers’ quarters at Fort Adams. Perfect location where perfect light filtered in to illuminate many of the festival’s performers before or after their gigs. Some memorable highlights included an entertaining visit from Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band in the middle of a torrential downpour. Jon Batiste smiled and leapt in his canary-colored suit. A stylish Grace Kelly appeared suddenly on Sunday afternoon wearing lovely parrot-feathered earrings. Prodigious three-day hang with what has become, for over 20 years, my extended Newport family: musicians, photographers, journalists, promoters, festival staff and friends.”

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