The R.I. Music Educators Association Sr. All-State Jazz Ensemble opened up the sold-out and beautiful Saturday of the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival.

The day wrapped up with a wonderful performance on the Fort Stage by Gregory Porter.

Here’s a look at the moments and memories that we captured on day #2 of the Newport Jazz Festival.

Photos by Jared Powers, follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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