Tag: Newport Jazz Festival

George Clinton and P Funk

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2018

Newport Jazz Festival 2018 set out to push boundaries and succeeded admirably...

Big Mama Thornton

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Big Mama Thornton, “Hound Dog”

Big Mama Thornton was a seminal figure in the development of rock and roll but she's never gotten her due...

Christian McBride Big Band

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2017

In the capable hands of Christian McBride this year's Newport Jazz Festival was one for the ages...

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2016

It was another banner year for the venerable festival...

Marquis Hill - Jon Faddis - Sean Jones

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2015

Legends, upstarts, and an honored but absent guest at this year's festival....

The Manhattans

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Manhattans, “There’s No Me Without You”

The Manhattans were leading purveyors of romantic soul over a decades-long career...

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2014

The Newport Jazz Festival celebrated 60 years in grand style...

Soul Serenade - Dr. John

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time”

Dr. John got the world on its feet with his 1973 classic...

Soul Serenade - The Staple Singers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Staple Singers, “Let’s Do It Again”

The Staple Singers let go of the past on this 1975 classic...

Soul Serenade - Professor Longhair

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Professor Longhair, “Go To The Mardi Gras”

Professor Longhair's music is the sound of Mardi Gras...

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2012 — Opening Night

New Orleans came to Newport for opening night of this year's Jazz Festival...

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Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Dave Brubeck at the Newport Jazz Festival, June ’60

I’ll freely admit that the first time that I saw Dave Brubeck, I really had no idea what a treat I was in for.  Out of all of the...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Eric Johnson, President and C.O.O. of Wolfgang’s Vault

Already a treasure trove for fans of live music, Wolfgang's Vault is about to get bigger and better. Find out how in COO Eric Johnson's...