NPR Music and WGBH Boston and WBGO Newark will be traveling to the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival for two days of live on-air and online broadcasting, plus archival recording. They will be covering all three stages of the festival Aug. 7-8, 2010 and hoping to record acts like Wynton Marsalis with Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal and the Chick Corea Freedom Band with Roy Haynes.
You can hear a stream of festival concerts through free audio webcasts at NPR Music, and also through the radio signal of WBGO at 88.3 FM in the New York City region. NPR Music’s coverage will be available at npr.org/newportjazz, where they will be hosting artist interviews, photo streams and a live chat. Afterward they will post the recordings, including select downloadable podcasts, for free listening.
They will stream live from around midday-7:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8. WBGO’s Josh Jackson, host of The Checkout and the Live At The Village Vanguard collaboration with NPR Music, will anchor the coverage live from the mother of all jazz festivals. The previous weekend, NPR Music will also be broadcasting from the Newport Folk Festival.
Here are some of the concerts that they are hoping to feature. For a full list, see the official Newport Jazz website.
Saturday, Aug. 7
The Chick Corea Freedom Band with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes
Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society with Bob Brookmeyer
JD Allen Trio
Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet
Julian Lage Group
Trio da Paz with Harry Allen
Jazz Mafia’s Brass, Bows and Beats
Berklee Global Jazz Institute Septet
Sunday, Aug. 8
The Wynton Marsalis Quintet with Dave Brubeck
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Jon Faddis Quartet
Dave Douglas and Brass Ecstasy
Ben Allison Band
Jason Moran and the Bandwagon
Matt Wilson Quartet with special guests
David Binney’s Third Occasion Quartet
Ken Vandermark’s Powerhouse Sound
Amina Figerova Sextet
Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side of Herbie Hancock
Marshall Allen, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris