Newport Jazz Festival Showcases Women Artists and Emerging Talents

This year’s Newport Jazz Festival highlighted an incredibly diverse selection of women performers and women ensemble groups. The festival’s founder George Wein, in his newsletter “Notes from the Wein Machine” (March, 2018), was very direct in his statement about the “sophisticated ladies” in jazz: “As I look back more than 70 years later, I am proud to see the gender gap has closed and the lineup for the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival most certainly reflects that change.” Read More…..