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2013 Newport Jazz Festival Highlights

Date: 
Monday, September 2, 2013 - 4:00pm

HOUR ONE begins with the set celebrating Wayne Shorter’s birthday

Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter --> Wayne Shorter Quartet

Rez Abbasi Trio

Gregory Porter sings two, including the title song from his soon-coming album Liquid Soul

Terence Blanchard Quintet with guest Herbie Hancock playing “Footprints” by Shorter

HOUR TWO begins with two bands, each with a foot in New Orleans – one new, one celebrating 35 years 

Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Joshua Redman’s “Summertime”

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra with vocals by Herman Olivera and Joseph Gonzalez

Join us for these great performers outdoors, playing to the people, the sun, the boats on Narragansett Bay, and you!

Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since. A computer network engineer during the day, Jim keeps busy as part of a team overseeing the health and security of the computer network of a major Massachusetts retail corporation. Jim is also a US Army Vietnam Era veteran and served as an Air Traffic Controller where he admits, “That was my first real foray out in radio broadcasting directing all those aircraft”.

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