Newport Sessions

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NEWPORT JAZZ SESSIONS

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Christian McBride & Robert Glasper

Christian McBride & Robert Glasper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Christian McBride & Robert Glasper Christian and Robert discuss their upbringings, share advice for young jazz musicians, and the importance of knowing the history without getting held back by it.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructors:...

Langhorne Slim & Jay Sweet

Langhorne Slim & Jay Sweet

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Langhorne Slim & Jay Sweet – "Life is Confusing: a talk about mental health and music"EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is a saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger. She has recorded with Lin Manuel- Miranda, Dave Brubeck,...

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Andrew Bird – "Using the Violin as a Songwriting Tool" Andrew Bird shows us how the violin, although different from a guitar or keyboard, can be an effective songwriting instrument.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Andrew Bird is an...

Chris Thile & Chris Funk

Chris Thile & Chris Funk

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A conversation with Chris Funk & Chris Thile Chris Thile speaks to his approach in playing mandolin, exercises in possibility, and the importance of practice. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Chris Thile is an American mandolinist,...

Tribute to Chick Corea

Tribute to Chick Corea

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A Newport Jazz Tribute to Chick Corea Host Christian McBride brings together some of Chick Corea's closest collaborators to celebrate his legendary life and contributions – guests include Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Jack...

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Live Wax with Christian McBride: Gregory Porter Christian McBride and Gregory Porter talk about coming up in the Jazz scene, family, and Newport Jazz. Replay of @newportjazzfest Instagram Live – January 26, 2020.Suggested...

José James

José James

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY José James – "Leading Your Band" José James talks about bringing a song to your band and leading them through a live performance or recording session. He walks through his 2018 Newport Jazz performance of Bill Withers' "Grandma's...

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY The Lone Bellow - "Bringing A New Song To Your Band" Zach, Kanine, and Brian discuss how a song gets brought to the group and developed – with a focus on harmonies. Includes a performance.EDUCATOR RESOURCES SUBJECT: Zach, Kanine,...

DJ Logic

DJ Logic

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY DJ Logic – "Jazz Samples in Hip Hop" DJ Logic breaks down the origins of Jazz samples used in several popular Hip Hop tracks.  This video contains mature language and themes. Please view the content prior to sharing with...

Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Live Wax with Christian McBride: Robert Glasper This edition of Live Wax was recorded specifically for Highsnobiety's JAZZ TV program.Suggested SessionsSHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport...

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Live Wax with Christian McBride: Wayne Shorter Christian McBride and Wayne Shorter talk music, opera, and the times we find ourselves in. Replay of @newportjazzfest Instagram Live – June 9, 2020.Suggested Sessions[related_sessions...

Norah Jones

Norah Jones

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Live Wax with Christian McBride: Norah Jones Christian McBride and Norah Jones talk songwriting, careers, and Willy Nelson. Replay of @newportjazzfest Instagram Live – May 26, 2020.Suggested Sessions[related_sessions...

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Live Wax with Christian McBride: Branford Marsalis Christian McBride and Branford Marsalis talk family, path to Jazz, and sound. Replay of @newportjazzfest Instagram Live – July 21, 2020.Suggested Sessions[related_sessions...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Cécile McLorin Salvant

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Live Wax with Christian McBride: Cécile McLorin Salvant Christian McBride and Cécile McLorin Salvant talk about being off the road, Cécile's visual arts, and a new fairy tale project. Replay of @newportjazzfest Instagram Live – May...

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Live Wax with Christian McBride: Grace Kelly Christian McBride and Grace Kelly talk Fred Taylor, collaborations, and working out from home. Replay of @newportjazzfest Instagram Live – September 1, 2020.Suggested...

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