March 20th, 2014from southbendtribune.com
Group has the cred to fly Newport banner
By: Jack Walton
For most of us here in the Midwest, the Newport Jazz Festival is a phenomenon that exists in our record collections rather than in our vacation plans.
The posh seaside setting in Rhode Island has provided a backdrop for some incredible performances over the past six decades, but to celebrate the event’s 60th anniversary, an all-star lineup is bringing the festival to us.
Under the leadership of musical director Anat Cohen, a tour called “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60” makes a stop Wednesday at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center in Benton Harbor.
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