Announcing the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival.
August 1st through 3rd in Newport, RI.
Tickets on sale now at http://www.newportjazzfest.org/
Pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger Bill O’Connell is a native New Yorker who studied classical composition at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Over the years, Bill has displayed his versatility performing, writing and arranging for numerous jazz artists including Gato Barbieri, The Fort Apache Band, and vocalists Jon Lucien, Kenny Rankin, and Astrud Gilberto. Acclaimed saxophonist Donny McCaslin takes a bold leap forward with his tenth album as a leader, Casting for Gravity. McCaslin’s gargantuan tenor sound finds an ideal setting to rampage through ferocious grooves and electronic textures. Tune in at 4pm with host Chet Williamson!