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Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride Mon, Jan 18th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Newport Jazz Festival: From Duke Ellington to Ray Charles - Encore Presentation
Until we can all get back on the bandstand in 2021, Jazz Night in America brings you a January full of thrilling past live performances from the Newport Jazz Festival.

The Newport Jazz Festival was in full, glorious stride during the 1960s, featuring top-shelf talent not only from jazz but also the realms of soul, rock and more. That's the backdrop for The Stars Shine, episode two of our three-part Newport special.

We'll hear festive sounds from both Ray Charles and saxophonist Cannonball Adderley in 1960; peerless jazz singer Sarah Vaughan in 1964; the incomparable Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1968; and Pops himself, Louis Armstrong, during a special birthday tribute in 1970.

For all of us at Jazz Night in America, the Newport Jazz Festival is both hallowed ground and a cherished hang. Our host, Christian McBride, is the festival's artistic director. (Call that a disclosure, if you like; we think of it as a heavy asset.) So last summer, in the absence of a physical gathering, we've set out to lovingly recreate the festival experience, Jazz Night-style.
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Jan 24th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Take 6 with Chris Cortez
Co-founders of the Grammy Award winning acapella group Take 6, Claude McKnight and Joey Kibble started the group while attending Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama in 1980. Integrating jazz and spiritual, inspirational lyrics the band has garnered worldwide fame earning 23 Grammy nominations and 8 Grammy Awards.
Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride Mon, Jan 25th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
The Newport Jazz Festival: The Modern All Stars - Encore Presentation
Until we can all get back on the bandstand in 2021, Jazz Night in America brings you a January full of thrilling past live performances from the Newport Jazz Festival.

Christian McBride was 19, a vigorous young bassist just making his name on the scene, when he paid his first visit to the Newport Jazz Festival as a member of Jazz Futures. Skip ahead some 30 years, and McBride is the artistic director of the festival, as well as our esteemed host at Jazz Night in America. It's in these dual capacities that he helped curate the music in our three-part Newport Jazz Festival Special.

We're calling this third episode The Modern All-Stars, and the name really fits. We'll be hearing from several stellar performances at Fort Adams State Park — everything from an acoustic Herbie Hancock Trio in 1988 to singer Cécile McLorin Salvant with Artemis in 2018. Also in the mix: a 2001 set by the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove, and even a bit of that Jazz Futures hit, which featured Hargrove alongside McBride and others.

It's a fun and fitting conclusion to our series, which began with a celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival's first decade (The Golden Age) and continued with a look at its spectacular second phase (The Stars Shine). And as McBride would say, it's also a reminder that this story is still ongoing. Newport Jazz Lives! See you out there next summer.
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Jan 31st from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Louis Hayes with Lee Thomas
Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s prolific drummer and bandleader Louis Hayes expertly drove the bands of Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver and McCoy Tyner among other leading figures in jazz. His work on countless recordings over the years remain important documents of the hard bop era.