Saturday at the Newport Jazz Festival

Standout sets by John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet, Joey Alexander and more

Norah Jones performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Marc Ribot leads his Young Philadelphians at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
John Scofield performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
John Scofield performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival. (Photo:Marek Lazarski)
Joey Alexander leads his trio at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Jamaaladeen Tacuma performs in Marc Ribot's Young Philadelphians at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Gregory Porter headlines the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Elena Pinderhughes performs in Stefon Harris' Sonic Creed at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Dave Liebman performs at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Chick Corea leads his Trilogy at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival
Bobby Avey, Dave Liebman, Tony Marino, Matt Vashlishan and Alex Ritz (from left) perform at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

The sold-out Saturday at this year’s Newport Jazz Festival, blessed with sunny skies and a high of 82, offered the postcard version of Newport that you keep in your mind’s eye: the gleaming Newport Harbor and East Passage of the Narragansett Bay; the miles of lawn chairs and mini-coolers dotting the grounds in front of the main stage; the eager student musicians hopping from set to set; the lobster rolls. The program was, per usual, an expertly wrought balance of outside and in, young and old, and crossover and hard-core. A few of our favorites included Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, waking up the main-stage crowd with “Real Enemies,” Argue’s meditation on the origins of conspiracy theories; the John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet, pound for pound one of the best working jazz bands of all time; Marc Ribot & the Young Philadelphians, matching Downtown skronk with what sounded like lush R&B production; Dave Liebman’s Expansions Group, tearing through Trane’s “India” to close; and newcomer Roxy Coss, a saxophonist who both burned and balladeered with grace and might.

Here are some photos by Marek Lazarski. For continuing Newport coverage, check back at JazzTimes.com.