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2018 Newport Jazz Festival: Special Recap

Charles Lloyd, Pat Metheny, R+R=NOW, Still Dreaming, Andra Day, and Gregory Porter are among the standout performers

Rudresh Mahanthappa at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival
Rudresh Mahanthappa at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)

In between bouts of torrential rain and sticky heat, hundreds of musicians played for tens of thousands of listeners over the course of three days (Aug. 3-5) at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I. Writers and photographers for JazzTimes were there for the entirety of the festival; Jim Macnie shared his top 10 moments of Newport 2018 with us, while Marek Lazarski, Alan Nahigian, and Ken Franckling captured images from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

The lineup for Day 1, the most pleasant day weather-wise of this year’s Newport, was as follows.

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