Newport Sessions

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

WORKSHOPS

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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...

"Collaborating"
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...

"Collaborating"
Ben Harper

Ben Harper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Ben Harper – "Instruments and Music From Around the World" For over 60 years, Ben Harper's family has owned and operated the Folk Music Center in Claremont, CA. In this video, Ben, his mother, Ellen, and staff members, Henry and...

"Instruments and Music From Around the World"
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...

"My Process"
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...

“The Songwriter’s Process”
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...

“Leading Your Band”
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.SUGGESTED SESSIONSCourtney Marie Andrews &...

“Bringing A New Song To Your Band”
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 SESSIONSLive Wax with Christian McBride Robert GlasperLive Wax...

"Finding Your Sound"
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...

"Jazz Samples in Hip Hop"
QUICK TUTORIALS

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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...

"Travis Picking"
CONVERSATIONS

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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...

Hosted by Christian McBride
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.SUGESTED...

Live Wax with Christian McBride
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 SESSIONSLive Wax with Christian McBride Cécile McLorin SalvantLive Wax with Christian...

Live Wax with Christian McBride
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 SESSIONSLive Wax with...

Live Wax with Christian McBride
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 SESSIONSLive Wax with Christian McBride...

Live Wax with Christian McBride
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.SUGESTED SESSIONSLive Wax with Christian...

Live Wax with Christian McBride
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...

Live Wax with Christian McBride
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 SESSIONSLive Wax...

Live Wax with Christian McBride
TAKEAWAY SONGS

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Liz Cooper

Liz Cooper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Liz Cooper – "Shoot The Moon" Liz Cooper performs "Shoot The Moon" live from Fort Adams.SUGGESTED SESSIONSCourtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper "The Songwriter's Process" SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals Foundation...

"Shoot The Moon"
Courtney Marie Andrews

Courtney Marie Andrews

Newport Sessions< 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 SESSIONSCourtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper "The Songwriter's...

"It Must Be Someone Else's Fault"
The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

Newport Sessions< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY The Lone Bellow - "Wonder" The Lone Bellow perform their song "Wonder".SUGGESTED SESSIONSCourtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper "The Songwriter's Process" SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals Foundation will...

"Wonder"
José James

José James

Newport Sessions< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY José James – "Saint James" José James performs "Saint James" live from Fort Adams.SUGGESTED SESSIONSLive Wax with Christian McBride Robert GlasperLive Wax with Christian McBride Wayne ShorterLive Wax with Christian McBride...

"Saint James"
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 SESSIONSCourtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper "The Songwriter's Process" SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to...

"What The World Needs Now"
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 SESSIONSCourtney Marie Andrews & Liz...

"Everything Is Free"
ARCHIVES

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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...

"Devil Got My Woman" Documentary
PRESENTATIONS

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Newport Jazz Assembly Band

“A Brief History Of Jazz”

The Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Jazz Assembly Band

“What Is Jazz?”

SESSION FILTERS:
18+, Newport Jazz, Session
"Collaborating"
14+, Newport Jazz, Session
"Collaborating"
18+, Newport Folk, Quick Tutorial
"Travis Picking"
14+, Archive, Newport Folk
"Devil Got My Woman" Documentary
Newport Folk, Session
"Instruments and Music From Around the World"
Talk
Hosted by Christian McBride
Newport Jazz, Session
"My Process"
Live Wax
Live Wax with Christian McBride
Performance
"Shoot The Moon"
Performance
"It Must Be Someone Else's Fault"
Performance
"Wonder"
Performance
"Saint James"
Newport Folk, Session
“The Songwriter’s Process”
Newport Jazz, Session
“Leading Your Band”
Newport Folk, Session
“Bringing A New Song To Your Band”
Newport Jazz, Session
"Finding Your Sound"
Newport Jazz, Session
"Jazz Samples in Hip Hop"
Live Wax
Live Wax with Christian McBride
Live Wax
Live Wax with Christian McBride
Live Wax
Live Wax with Christian McBride
Live Wax
Live Wax with Christian McBride
Live Wax
Live Wax with Christian McBride
Live Wax
Live Wax with Christian McBride
Newport Folk, Performance
"What The World Needs Now"
Newport Folk, Performance
"Everything Is Free"

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