Newport Sessions

Free educational workshops, tutorials, conversations, and performances meant to inspire the next generation of players and fans

NEWPORT JAZZ SESSIONS

Simply click on the educational session and share the URL with your students.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Your donation to Newport Festivals Foundation will help ensure the future of our festivals and support musicians and music education programs across the country.