Concerts celebrate Newport Jazz Festival

February 9th, 2014


Concerts celebrate Newport Jazz Festival
By: Rick Nowlin

It may be hard to believe, but the iconic Newport Jazz Festival is turning 60 this year.

To celebrate, some of jazz’s most renowned performers are coming to the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz Concert Hall Saturday.

The band comprises trumpeter Randy Brecker, tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Mark Whitfield, bassist Larry Grenadier, pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson and drummer Clarence Penn. Paul Martin is the group’s usual pianist, but due to a conflict he will be replaced Saturday by Bruce Barth.

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