RON CARTER: SEMINAL JAZZ ICON TO TAKE STAGE AT THE 2019 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL (INTERVIEW)

As you look at all the seminal legends and stars of jazz that have performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, now celebrating its 65th anniversary, a phenomenal list of artists follows that is also a ringing endorsement of this organization’s legacy, bringing these historic figures to the stage. A resume of performers too long to cover, but just to mention a few: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck and Stan Getz. Read More…