Newport Sessions

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NEWPORT JAZZ SESSIONS

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Mikaela Davis

Mikaela Davis

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Mikaela Davis & Christian McBride - "Pushing the Boundaries of a Classical Instrument" Mikaela Davis and Christian McBride sit down together at Newport Jazz 2021 to discuss pushing the boundaries of the harp, a traditional classical...

Khruangbin & Christian McBride

Khruangbin & Christian McBride

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Khruangbin & Christian McBride – "Choose Your Team Wisely" Khruangbin joins Christian McBride at Newport Jazz 2021 to discuss the importance of having the right team behind you as an artist.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly...

Cory Wong

Cory Wong

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Cory Wong - "Practicing Rhythm" A simple, yet effective training exercise to improve your rhythm.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Cory Wong is a Grammy-nominated American guitarist, bassist, songwriter, podcast-host, and producer...

Christian McBride

Christian McBride

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Christian McBride - "The Importance of Music Education" Dan Swain from Newport Festivals Foundation sits down with Christian McBride to discuss the importance of music education.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is a...

Danielle Ponder & Christian McBride

Danielle Ponder & Christian McBride

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A Conversation with Danielle Ponder & Christian McBride Danielle Ponder sits down to talk life and music with Christian McBride at Newport Jazz 20221.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is a saxophonist, songwriter, and...

Jason Isbell & Chris Funk

Jason Isbell & Chris Funk

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A conversation with Chris Funk & Jason Isbell Jason Isbell talks about his background in music, his unique style of slide guitar and provides a demonstration.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Jason Isbell is an American...

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY Jason Isbell - "Sailin' Shoes" Watch Jason perform "Sailin' Shoes" by Little Feet recorded at Newport Folk.SUGGESTED SESSIONS

Celisse & Chris Funk

Celisse & Chris Funk

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A conversation with Chris Funk & Celisse Celisse discusses her journey as a musician, from classical training to performing on Broadway, all the way to becoming an electric guitarist and performing her own music.EDUCATOR RESOURCES...

Billy Strings

Billy Strings

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY Billy Strings – "Bound to Ride" Billy Strings performs "Bound to Ride" recorded at Newport Folk.SUGGESTED SESSIONS

Joy Oladokun & Adia Victoria

Joy Oladokun & Adia Victoria

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Joy Oladokun & Adia Victoria - “Give Me One Reason” Joy Oladokun and Adia Victoria discuss the Black women musicians who inspired them and perform a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason”.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Joy...

Rachael Price & Chris Funk

Rachael Price & Chris Funk

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A conversation with Chris Funk & Rachael Price Rachael Price shares a singing breakthrough she made with her vocal coach and talks about the importance of vocal care. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Rachael Price is an...

Sierra Ferrell

Sierra Ferrell

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY Sierra Ferrell – "Bells of Every Chapel" Sierra Ferrell performs her song "Bells Of Every Chapel"SUGGESTED SESSIONS

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Grace Kelly – "Body Language" In this quick tutorial, Grace Kelly teaches us about Body Language and how it can make or break a live performance. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is a saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger....

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Grace Kelly – "Ear Training" In this quick tutorial, Grace Kelly teaches us how to train our ears to better convey our emotions, improve our improvisation skills and collaborate with other musicians. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor:...

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Grace Kelly – "Audience Interaction" In this quick tutorial, Grace Kelly teaches us about audience interaction and how to connect with an audience when performing live. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is a saxophonist,...

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Grace Kelly – "Professionalism" In this quick tutorial, Grace Kelly teaches us about professionalism, an important, yet often overlooked skill for anyone who is interested in being a musician. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace...

J.P. Harris

J.P. Harris

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY JP Harris - "The Nashville Number System" In this quick tutorial, JP Harris teaches us about The Nashville Number System, a technique that any musician interested in studio or club work should have under their belt. EDUCATOR...

Giveton Gelin

Giveton Gelin

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY ASCAP Foundation - Giveton Gelin At age 10, Gelin, 2020 HAYJC award recipient, taught himself to play the trumpet simply by emulating his favorite records. After years of self-tutelage, Adrian D’Aguilar, bass player, began to mentor...

Clint Bleil

Clint Bleil

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY ASCAP Foundation - Clint Bleil Clint Bleil, chosen as the 2021 HAYJC recipient who would have performed live at this year’s Newport Jazz Festival, is a composer and saxophonist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He regularly performs in...

Adrianne Lenker

Adrianne Lenker

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Adrianne Lenker - "Alternate Tunings" In this quick tutorial, Adrianne Lenker from Big Thief shares with us some of her favorite alternate tunings and how they have sided her songwriting.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Subject: Students will...

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY The Bad Plus - "Structure" The Bad Plus have developed a reputation for their genre-bending and provocative compositions. In this video, they break down the concept of “structure” and explain its importance as it pertains to...

Nate Smith & Brittany Howard

Nate Smith & Brittany Howard

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nate Smith & Brittany Howard - "Collaborating" The collaborative process is incredibly important for musicians - particularly jazz musicians. In this Session, Nate Smith meets up with Brittany Howard at Sound Emporium in Nashville...

Nate Smith & Norah Jones

Nate Smith & Norah Jones

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nate Smith & Norah Jones - "Collaborating" The collaborative process is incredibly important for musicians - particularly jazz musicians. In this Session, Nate Smith and Norah Jones break down their most recent collaboration and...

Nate Smith & Cory Wong

Nate Smith & Cory Wong

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nate Smith & Cory Wong - "Collaborating" The collaborative process is incredibly important for musicians - particularly jazz musicians. In this Session, Nate Smith and Cory Wong break down their most recent collaboration and discuss...

Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Robert Ellis - "Travis Picking" Robert Ellis teaches how to play the Travis Picking guitar style using the song Spikedriver Blues. Named after country guitarist Merle Travis, the Travis picking guitar technique is achieved by...

Blues at Newport 1966

Blues at Newport 1966

< BACK TO NEWPORT SESSIONS LIBRARY Devil Got My Woman: Blues at Newport 1966 Shot after hours at Newport Folk in 1966 by American ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, this recording features 14 performances by such blues greats as Son House, Skip James and Howlin' Wolf...

Nubya Garcia

Nubya Garcia

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nubya Garcia – "My Process" Nubya Garcia is one of the most prominent young players and contributors in the current London and worldwide Jazz scene. In this video she shares with us her process of how to compose for both her own...

Liz Cooper

Liz Cooper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Liz Cooper – "Shoot The Moon" Liz Cooper performs "Shoot The Moon" live from Fort Adams.Suggested Sessions SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals Foundation will help ensure the...

Courtney Marie Andrews

Courtney Marie Andrews

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY Courtney Marie Andrews – "It Must Be Someone Else's Fault" Courtney Marie Andrews sings "It Must Be Someone Else's Fault" live from Fort Adams.Suggested Sessions SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to...

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY The Lone Bellow - "Wonder" The Lone Bellow perform their song "Wonder".Suggested Sessions SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals Foundation will help ensure the future of our festivals...

José James

José James

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY José James – "Saint James" José James performs "Saint James" live from Fort Adams.Suggested SessionsSHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals Foundation will help ensure the future of our...

Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper

Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper - "The Songwriter's Process" Courtney and Liz have a one on one discussion breaking down each other's writing process centered around each's favorite song of the other. Includes...

Makaya McCraven

Makaya McCraven

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Makaya McCraven – "Finding Your Sound" Makaya walks us through the musical influences that helped him develop his unique approach to drumming and producing.Suggested SessionsSHOW YOUR SUPPORT...

Various Artists

Various Artists

< BACK TO NEWPORT SESSIONS LIBRARY "What The World Needs Now" Newport Folk artists come together as part of our 2020 Newport Folk Revival weekend.Suggested Sessions SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals...

Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett

Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett

< BACK TO NEWPORT SESSIONS LIBRARY "Everything Is Free" – Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett Phoebe Bridgers and Courtney Barnett cover "Everything Is Free" by Gillian Welch for the 2020 Newport Folk Revival weekend.Suggested Sessions[related_sessions...

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