Newport Jazz Festival to be Broadcast Online, includes Bill Frisell, Tedeschi Trucks Band

1969 Newport Jazz Festival Poster

The people in Rhode Island have another treat on their hands this weekend in the Newport Jazz Festival. Included will be favorite, Bill Frisell performing from the songbook of John Lennon on Saturday Evening. A can’t miss set. The best part about those who can’t attend (like me) is that many performances will be broadcast throughout the weekend online by NPR.

Besides a performance from the songbook of John Lennon, Frisell also plays two more times, with The Bad Plus (pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King), and with Jenny Scheinman.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of NPR’s Web Broadcasts (All Times Eastern):

Saturday, August 4

Bill Frisell plays John Lennon, 6pm
Jack DeJohnette All-Stars, 5pm
Three Clarinets, 4:25pm
The Bad Plus w/ Bill Frisell, 3:25pm
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, 2:25pm
Dafnis Prieto Sextet, 1:40pm
Jack DeJohnette Group, 12:40pm
John Ellis Double-Wide, 11:50am
Pedrito Martinez Group, 11am

Sunday, August 5

Tedeschi Trucks Band, 5:20pm
John Hollenbeck Claudia Quintet + 1, 4:40pm
Ryan Truesdell Gil Evans Centennial Project, 4pm
Miguel Zenon Rayuela Quartet, 3pm
Three Cohens, 1:55pm
Rudresh Mahanthappa and Samdhi, 1pm
Kurt Elling, 12:20pm
Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell, 11:50am
Lewis Nash Quintet, 11am

You can begin your Jazz themed #CouchTour on Saturday morning at NPR Online Better yet, if you’re close to the state of Rhode Island I’d suggest buying a ticket and heading down to the festival. #NOMOFOMO

(Hat Tip: @adamicculus)