Newport Jazz wrapped up a sold-out weekend on Sunday.

The day included performances from Brandee Younger, Charles Lloyd, Robert Glasper, Kenny Barron, Andra Day, and several groups.

Before introducing Brandee Younger and her beautiful gold harp to kick things off on the Lawn Stage, Artistic Director Christian McBride said, “The beautiful thing about this festival is when someone is making their debut appearance you know they are going to be a part of the jazz family for years to come”.

A highlight for many traditional jazz fans took place at the Lawn Stage when David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band played a wide variety of hits from Armstrong.

One noticeable highlight and comment we heard often during both Newport Folk and Newport Jazz was the video production this year. At times it was hard to believe that the video was live and not previously recorded and edited. Kudos to the video production team.

Before welcoming Andra Day to close out the 2021 festival, McBride took a moment to FaceTime Newport Jazz founder George Wein. Wein, who is now 95, took precautions and didn’t make the trip from New York to Newport for the festival. During the call, Wein said hello to the crowd and thanked everyone for their support.

Day closed out the day with her hit “Rise Up”.

Fort Adams reopens for public tours on Tuesday.

What’s Up Newp photographer Rick Farrell was there to capture the day in photos, enjoy his photo gallery below.

Newport Jazz Artistic Director Christian McBride
Andra Day
Charle Lloyd
The Vibes Summit
The Vibes Summit
The Vibes Summit
Brandee Younger
Brandee Younger
Dave Holland
Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio with Johnathan Blake
Wycliffe Gordon, David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
The Jazz Gallery All-Stars
Joe Russo, The Bogie Band
The Bogie Band
Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd
The Jazz Gallery All-Stars
John Scofield, The Jam Jawn
Christian McBride
Charles Lloyd
The Jam Jawn
Jazz on a Sunday afternoon
Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper (Black Radio)
Robert Glasper (Black Radio)
Christian McBride and George Wein
Andra Day

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