Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 1

Images from the 65th annual festival

Mwenso & the Shakes at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
Mwenso & the Shakes at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Ken Franckling)
The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazaski)
Kandace Springs at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
Kandace Springs at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Tia Fuller's Diamond Cut at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Corinne Bailey Rae at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
Corinne Bailey Rae at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Ken Franckling)
Gary Bartz and Charles Tolliver at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
Gary Bartz (left) and Charles Tolliver at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Ken Franckling)
Thundercat at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
Thundercat at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Ken Franckling)
Alphonso Horne (trumpet) at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
Alphonso Horne (trumpet) at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Ken Franckling)
The Billy Hart Quartet at the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival
The Billy Hart Quartet (L to R: Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, Joe Martin, and Billy Hart) at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Herbie Hancock at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019
Herbie Hancock at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 2, 2019 (photo: Marek Lazarski)

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 Fuller’s Diamond Cut, the Bad Plus, the Dayna Stephens Group), along with giants like Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, and this year’s artist-in-residence, Herbie Hancock, who closed out the day’s activities with his electric quintet. In the evening, the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Bellevue Avenue became the center of the action, with Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human welcoming special guests Corinne Bailey Rae, Ethan Iverson, PJ Morton, and ELEW.

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