Sights and Scenes from the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival: Photos

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After a pandemic gap year, the Newport Jazz Festival came roaring back over the weekend, with a reduced capacity but an overspill of excitement and goodwill.

The return of in-person festivals this summer is hardly a carefree concern, as Hilary Hughes reported for NPR Music from the Newport Folk Festival, one week earlier. But the general feeling at Fort Adams State Park was one of relief, and release. WBGO’s own Jonathan Chimene was on hand to chronicle the action; here are some highlights.

Charles Lloyd at Newport
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Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd, performing at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah at Newport
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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah brought his Stretch Music back to the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Mavis Staples at Newport
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Mavis Staples performing at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Christian McBride and George Wein
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Newport Jazz founder George Wein, speaking by videophone with festival artistic director Christian McBride.
Melissa Aldana at Newport
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Melissa Aldana performing as part of the Jazz Gallery All-Stars at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Robert Glasper at Newport
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Keyboardist Robert Glasper, who performed several times at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Catherine Russell at Newport
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Catherine Russell performing at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival, with Matt Munisteri on guitar.
Kamasi Washington at Newport
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Kamasi Washington performing at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Chris Potter at Newport
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Chris Potter brought his Circuits Trio to the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival
James Francies at Newport
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James Francies peering over one of his synthesizers at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Eric Harland at Newport
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Eric Harland performing with Chris Potter Circuits Trio at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Trombone Shorty at Newport
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Trombone Shorty performing at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Terri Lyne Carrington at Newport
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NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington, who brought Social Science to the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Kenny Garrett at Newport
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Kenny Garrett performing with his band at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
Andra Day at Newport
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Andra Day closing out the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.
The Bogie Band at Newport
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The Bogie Band, led by drummer Joe Russo, at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival.

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