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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 & 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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

< 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...

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...

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...

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...

Newport Jazz Assembly Band

Newport Jazz Assembly Band

Newport SessionsNewport Jazz Assembly Band"A Brief History of Jazz"The Newport Jazz Assembly Band program introduces students to the history and traditions of Jazz music. Prior to the pandemic, the bands had performed for over 25,000 students in schools in Rhode...

The Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Jazz Assembly Band

The Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Jazz Assembly Band

Newport SessionsThe Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Jazz Assembly Band"What is Jazz?" A presentation on these three eras in Jazz; Swing, Bebop and Hard Bop. Discussion will be on the evolution of the jazz soloist and will include the approach to common jazz progressions,...

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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