Newport Jazz 2017 is in the books. Day 3 at the Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management featured perfect weather, a near sell-out crowd, and an international presence on stage.
From the gypsy guitar influenced sounds of French singer Cyrille Aimée to the Creole vibe of Bokante, Sunday’s sets explored the mainstream and the outer reaches of jazz. There was a New Orleans style dance party celebrating Fats Waller and other more traditional sets, from artists like the Cyrus Chestnut and Theo Croker, but the theme of the day was exploring the boundaries of jazz.
The Philadelphia Experiment, a funk-based collaborative from Philly boys Christian McBride, DJ Logic, Uri Caine and Questlove, was a hit on the Quad Stage and The Roots closed the weekend with a hip-hop party on the Fort Stage. In sum, the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival was another great one in Newport. See you next summer!