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The Newport Jazz Festival was in full, glorious stride during the 1960s. 🎶 Hear rare sets from Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong on this special episode of @blogsupreme .

Miles Davis - Stella by Starlight (Live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI - July 1966). Thanks to jazz drummer @tominterrupto  for introducing me to this on @BBCRadioScot  earlier

In the absence of a physical gathering, @blogsupreme  has set out to lovingly recreate the Newport Jazz Festival experience.

Like Farm Aid, Newport Folk Fest is a festival on a mission. They work year-round to support folk and jazz artists and music education. We're tuning in this weekend -- you should join us!

If you're looking for something to listen to this weekend, here are some of the best sets to come out of the modern era of the Newport Jazz Festival — featuring Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Cécile McLorin Salvant and more.

Even in its infancy, the Newport Jazz Festival was an institution, known all over the world. And so it remains today.

Hear a power hour of all-stars with some of the best sets to come out of the modern era of the Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Cécile McLorin Salvant and more.

Lunch break: yesterday was the centennial of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves. He is most famous for the raucous riot of a solo at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956, maybe the greatest live recording in jazz history. But he excelled at telling stories.

Newport Folk/Jazz Festival Founder on Racial Inequality in the U.S.: ‘None of Us Should Rest Until Black Lives Matter’

George Wein, the iconic founder of the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival, has shared a poignant, thoughtful message about the history of racial inequality in America and the importance of standing up to injustice.

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