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Live Review: 2010 CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival

August 7-8, 2010 in Newport, Rhode Island

Amina Figarova at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
George Wein at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Chick Corea at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Roy Haynes at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Bobby Porcelli performing with Arturo O'Farrill at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Dave Brubeck and Wynton Marsalis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
J.D. Allen at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Ahmad Jamal at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Jon Faddis at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival

The CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival is in its 56th year on August 6- 8, 2010. The festival always attracts big name artists and up-and-coming musicians too. There are three stages with music to please everyone’s palette. The venue is one of a kind overlooking the Narragansett Bay, at Fort Adams State Park. This is the most picture-perfect setting for a jazz festival. More than 10,000 attended the festival.

On Saturday, the weather spectacular with a nice breeze flowing in from the bay. The festival opened at 11:00am on the newly added Quad Stage. The Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music Septet treated us to some wonderful music. Matthew Halpin, tenor saxophone; Hailey Niswanger, alto saxophone; Andrew Burglass, guitar; Christian Li, piano; Greg Chaplin, bass; Jorge Perez, percussion; Mark Whitfield Jr., drums. Their first selection was entitled “The Beach: written by Halpin. Second selection was entitled “Sympathetic”. written by Li.

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