Experience the Newport Jazz Festival Live Via Streaming Video!

Experience the Newport Jazz Festival Live Via Streaming Video!

Two years ago it was a big deal when the revered Newport Jazz Festival gave listeners worldwide a chance to feel a part of things by streaming some of the audio from the festival. This weekend they are taking it a step further, with a full 16 hours of live streaming video from the festival!

This weekend, NPR Music and our partners WBGO and WGBH are presenting 16 hours of live video webcasting from the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. For your convenience, here’s a breakdown of what you’ll see online and hear on WBGO. Everything is subject to change, as with all broadcasting; for the latest, check out npr.org/newportjazz, where you’ll find the streaming video. And, if you happen to be going to the festival, we’ve even written up all the other bands also appearing on day one.

Here are some of the features of the first day:

11:00 Pedrito Martinez Group
11:50 John Ellis & Double-Wide
12:40 Jack DeJohnette Group
1:40 Dafnis Prieto Sextet
2:25 Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
3:25 The Bad Plus + Bill Frisell
4:25 3 Clarinets: That would be Ken Peplowski, Evan Christopher, and Anat Cohen.
5:05 Jack DeJohnette All-Stars
6:10 Bill Frisell plays John Lennon

This looks like an absolutely fantastic weekend, and I know I will try to tune in over the various concerts – my only regret is that I can’t be there. I have gone several times in the past, and it is an amazing and gorgeous venue.

Head to NPR this weekend, August 4th and 5th and watch the show live!

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